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Claims brought against directors by liquidators: confirmation of the extent of the illegality defence
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2015

The recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in Jetivia S.A. And Another v Bilta (UK) Limited (in liquidation) and Ors should make

UK judgment establishes government’s liability for damages for sanctioning Bank Mellat
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2015

On 6 May 2015, the English Commercial Court rendered a judgment in the on-going case of Bank Mellat v Her Majesty's Treasury 2015 EWHC 1258 (Comm

Contentious Commentary - May 2015
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 6 2015

The latest edition of "Contentious Commentary", a newsletter that provides a summary of recent developments in litigation. The newsletter is produced

When can a company sue its directors for their illegal acts?
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 20 2015

The Supreme Court has confirmed in Jetivia v Bilta that where a company brings a claim against its directors for losses caused by their wrongdoing

Market abuse update April 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 16 2015

2014 was marked by record fines for benchmarkmManipulation globally, criminal prosecutions for insider trading and market manipulation, and the first

Using evidence obtained in criminal proceedings in a civil claim to recover the proceeds of corruption: a guidance note
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 22 2013

There are a variety of mechanisms to recover stolen public funds and bribes, each with its own advantages and disadvantages and with the

The section 2 interview: When can the SFO exclude a solicitor?
  • Corker Binning
  • United Kingdom
  • May 6 2015

The judgment of the Administrative Court in R (Lord & others) v SFO 2015 EWHC 865 handed down in February is an important development in the law

Shah v HSBC: what duties do banks owe their customers when making SARs?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 24 2009

Earlier this year, the High Court considered a claim by a customer against his bank in relation to its failure to process transactions whilst requests for consent under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) were pending with the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA

The case of Evans and lessons for the SFO
  • Corker Binning
  • United Kingdom
  • May 8 2015

These are testing times for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). In November last year, in a case called R v Evans, the SFO sought a voluntary bill of

Privy Council clarifies when innocent third parties are liable to victims of fraud
  • Cooley LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2015

To what extent must a bank make inquiries as to the commercial purpose of a transaction, particularly a transaction involving an offshore structure