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A cautious tale in avoiding personal liability in insolvency Re Ralls Builders Ltd (in liquidation) 2016
  • DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 25 2016

Directors can be held liable to contribute to company assets if they knew or ought to have known at a point before the commencement of administration


A Contradiction over Jurisdiction? English Contract Law v Foreign Insolvency Law
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 25 2016

During contract negotiations parties usually agree what law and which courts will determine any disputes arising from that contract. This brings


Unpacking the Matryoshka doll: English courts clarify joint and successive interests in privilege
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • May 20 2016

In Shlosberg v Avonwick Holdings Ltd 2016 EWHC 1001 (Ch), Mr Shloesberg applied for an order restraining Dechert (a firm of solicitors) from acting


Court considers dismissed bankruptcy petition following party’s misleading conduct
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • May 17 2016

It was decided that a bankruptcy order should have been made in circumstances where the debtor had misled the creditors when agreeing and entering


In dire straits: The true nature of bunker supply contracts, and where now for affected shipowners after OW Bunker's insolvency?
  • 20 Essex Street
  • United Kingdom
  • May 16 2016

Last week, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in this case, which has been the subject of huge industry interest since its inception following


Retention of Title - A Practical Guide for Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 16 2016

In the first 3 months of this year, company insolvencies increased for the first time since 2014. In April, UK manufacturing activity contracted for


Ro-Bal Steel Fabrications Ltd v G Jones Site Services Ltd 2016 EWHC 292 (Ch)
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 13 2016

In another case involving a winding-up petition, the petition was dismissed, after the court found there was a dispute as to whether the statutory


Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 finally comes into force on 1 August 2016
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 13 2016

On 28 April 2016, the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 (Commencement) Order 2016 was made. It provides for the Third Parties (Rights


COD Hyde Ltd v Space Change Management Ltd 2016 EWHC 820 (Ch)
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 13 2016

Here the court refused to grant an injunction restraining contractor Space from presenting a winding up petition against the employer COD. The


Industry insight: Falling dominos - the OW Bunker's corporate collapse
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 13 2016

On 7 November 2014, OW Bunker AS, the world's largest ship fuel supplier and the third largest Danish company filed for bankruptcy in Denmark. OW