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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


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


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


Using insolvency powers to make claims for fraud: important Supreme Court decision
  • Cooley LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 5 2015

Companies are habitually used as part of a corruption scheme. Such companies often have only a single director, or a small number of directors, and


£38 million tax evasion illegality is no defence
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2015

Months of anticipation culminated in a successful result for the Liquidators of Bilta (UK) Limited (in liquidation) on 22 April 2015 in a pivotal


Supreme Court confirms company in liquidation not prevented from claiming against directors on the basis of fraud attributable to the company
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 27 2015

The Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a Court of Appeal decision refusing to strike out a claim by a “one-man” company in liquidation, which had


Contentious business update - Spring 2015
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 31 2015

Until recently, a view had begun to take root in legal and business circles that the Bribery Act 2010 would follow in the footsteps of similar


JSC Mezhdunarodniy Bank v Pugachev
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 10 2015

A liquidator of a bank obtained a freezing order against the Russian defendant, in aid of Russian proceedings. One of the assets frozen by the order


Beyond the brown envelope
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • January 5 2015

For over 150 years, it has been a principle of English law that if an agent takes a bribe or a secret commission, he is liable to account to his


Eversheds' Spotlight - the global financial services disputes and investigations (FSDI) briefing - April 2014
  • Eversheds LLP
  • European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
  • April 17 2014

France has recently created a new role in the prosecution office, a Public Prosecutor specifically for financial offences with national jurisdiction