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Banking and Finance Dispute Resolution - September 2016
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 19 2016

In Novus Aviation Limited v Alubaf Arab International Bank BSC 2016 EWHC 1575 (Comm), the Commercial Court determined that a letter of commitment

Goldtrail Travel Ltd (In Liquidation) v Aydin 2016 EWCA 371
  • Hardwicke
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2016

The company (‘Goldtrail’) was a tour operator. The director, who owned 100 of the company, had attempted to sell 50 of his shares to each of two

(1) Stratford Edward Hamilton (2) James Ashley Dowers (Trustees in Bankruptcy of Charles Newell) v (1) Maureen Frances Brown (2) C&MB Holdings Ltd 2016 EWHC 191 (Ch)
  • Hardwicke
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2016

The husband and wife were directors and shareholders of a company (‘C’). The husband was adjudged bankrupt in June 2014; the petitioners were

(1) Andrew Hosking (2) Bruce Mackay (Joint Liquidators of Hellas Telecommunications (Luxembourg) II SCA v Apax Partners LLP and 8 Others 2016 EWHC 558 (Ch)
  • Hardwicke
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2016

The Respondents applied to set aside an order permitting the liquidators to serve the ‘Main Application’ on the Respondents out of the jurisdiction

Dispute Resolution Update: AS Latvijas Krajbanka (in Liquidation) v Antonov 2016 EWHC 1262 (Comm)
  • Rosling King LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 17 2016

The Commercial Court recently held that the Defendant, a former majority beneficial owner of the Claimant bank, had acted dishonestly and in breach

International review - May 2016
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Australia, Canada, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 31 2016

Since our last update, there have been significant developments in the FI and D&O landscape. November saw the first ever UK deferred prosecution

Finance Litigation & Regulatory Update - 26 February 2016
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2016

In GSO Credit v Barclays Bank PLC, the Commercial Court has given guidance on the interpretation of terms in, but not directly defined by, standard

Illegality defence: the position of directors considered - the latest from the Court of Appeal
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • February 1 2016

In Sharma v Top Brands Ltd 2015 EWCA Civ 1140, the Court of Appeal refused to allow a former liquidator of a company (which was a vehicle for VAT

Court of Appeal rejects illegality defence in claim against liquidator
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 20 2015

The Court of Appeal has refused to allow a liquidator of a company that was the vehicle for a VAT fraud to rely on the defence of illegality in

Illegality, attribution of knowledge, and Stone & Rolls: Jetivia SA v Bilta (UK) Limited
  • Taylor Wessing
  • United Kingdom
  • November 11 2015

On 22 April 2015, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Jetivia SA v Bilta (UK) Limited, unanimously holding that where a company has been