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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

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 LLP
  • 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

Nowhere to hide: Supreme Court considers illegality defence and global application of Insolvency Act 1986 in VAT fraud case
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 6 2015

On 22 April 2015 the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Jetivia SA and another v Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) and others 2015

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