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Wrongful trading - requirement to show increase in net deficiency for compensation
  • Taylor Wessing
  • United Kingdom
  • February 1 2017

On 12 September 2012, the joint liquidators of a company brought claims for wrongful trading against its former directors, arguing that they knew (or

Expect the unexpected: The year ahead for the Financial Institutions Sector
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 13 2017

There’s nothing new about change in the financial institutions sector. As in previous years, change for firms will be driven largely by regulation and

Preview of 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, OECD, United Kingdom
  • January 10 2017

2017 will see major changes to the UK legal landscape, with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union expected to be triggered by the end of March

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q4 2016
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • January 4 2017

In JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov and another the Court considered the transfer of £1.1million from Mukhtar Ablyazov to his

Funds Talk: December 2016
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • European Union, France, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 1 2016

The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) announced it is examining registrants' compliance with key whistleblower provisions

Challenges to dividends
  • Taylor Wessing
  • United Kingdom
  • December 1 2016

AWA was an entity owned by the Sequana group. Following various corporate acquisitions, BAT became liable for an environmental clean-up in the US and

Fighting the flab: UK Supreme Court seeks to limit the scope for remedial constructive trusts
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 14 2016

Shortly before insolvency, financially distressed companies often receive monies which appear "morally" to be due to third parties, such as customer

Finance litigation briefing October 2016: report and review on the latest cases and issues
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2016

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a trustee in bankruptcy cannot compel a bankrupt to draw down payments from his personal pension where he had

Patel v Mirza 2016 UKSC 42
  • Hardwicke
  • United Kingdom
  • October 28 2016

Mr Patel transferred Mr Mirza £620,000 to bet on shares in RBS using insider information which Mr Mirza hoped to obtain from RBS contacts. The

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