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M&A Weekly Update 6 - 12 May 2017
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 12 2017

The Investment Association (the "IA") has issued new guidance to companies setting out the expectations of the IA's members on various aspects of


Companies Act 2006: capital maintenance and reduction, financial assistance and distributions
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • April 4 2007

This briefing note should be read in conjunction with our earlier briefing, Companies Act 2006: Introduction and background


New and Improved Fund Vehicle for the UK
  • Baker McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • May 11 2017

On 6 April 2017, the UK Government updated the existing UK limited partnership regime with the creation of a new fund vehicle known as the "Private


Landmark UK case on liquidated damages
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 1 2016

Many legal systems worldwide will not enforce contractual provisions which are penalties. However, the courts' desire to enforce parties' commercial


Yoda was Wrong, at Least with Respect to Contracts“I’ll Give it a Try” Evidences an Affirmative Commitment After All
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • April 10 2017

In what is perhaps one of the most famous lines in the Star Wars series, Yoda rebukes Luke Skywalker, for saying he would “give it a try,” with these


BLP's Myanmar postcard - Our top picks for April 2017
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Myanmar, United Kingdom
  • May 2 2017

The Myanmar Investment Rules ("MIR") came into effect on 30 March 2017. The unofficial translation has been posted on the website of the Directorate


Top Legal Issues Facing The Automotive Industry in 2017
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 12 2017

The automotive industry continued to experience dramatic changes - including legal and regulatory developments


Drag along rights: how far can you go?
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 24 2015

A drag along clause is a provision, contained in a company's articles of association, conferring on the majority shareholders the right to accept an


Private fund limited partnerships: a new vehicle for investment funds
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 20 2017

In order to maintain the UK’s leading position as the domicile of choice for private investment funds in Europe, the government has recently created a


Directors’ duties are owed to the company not to its shareholders
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 11 2015

In Sharp and Others v Blank and Others 2013, one of a series of judgments in the litigation between shareholders of Lloyds TSB and its directors