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Corporate Governance update May 2014 (13052014)
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • May 13 2014

Two interesting cases under Section 150 of the Companies Act 1990 were heard recently in the High Court. In the first case, Gerdando Ltd (in

A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update - May 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • May 23 2014

Scottish independence referendum - The referendum will take place on 18 September 2014. Scottish independence raises many complex legal and political

The importance of clarity in financial adviser engagement letters
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • August 1 2014

During the process of negotiating a financial adviser's engagement letter it is all too easy to gloss over uncertainty or ambiguity in a desire to

No general rule requiring UK FSA to give cross-undertaking in respect of third party damages on freezing injunction
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 27 2013

In Financial Services Authority v Sinaloa Gold plc and others (Respondents) and Barclays Bank plc (Appellant) 2013 UKSC 11, the UK Supreme Court

Snakes and ladders: damages, loss of a chance and remoteness
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 25 2014

The claimant, Wellesley, was a London based executive search agency for investment banks run by Rupert Channing. In 2008 it retained Withers to draft

EU short selling regulation survives UK legal challenge; more EU regulation is likely result
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 28 2014

Rejecting a spirited challenge by the United Kingdom, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) recently upheld the power of the European Securities and

This week in securities litigation (week ending March 21, 2014)
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 20 2014

The Commission improved its trial record this week, prevailing in a ten day jury trial centered on fraud in connection with the sale of mortgage

UK High Court holds fund’s NAVs final and binding even though fund’s assets were overvalued due to fraud
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 21 2014

On April 16, 2014, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (the final court of appeals for British Overseas Territories, including the British

No more moral high ground for whistle blowers?
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • October 15 2013

Yet another US style importation is on the cards. Not content with Deferred Prosecution Agreements, the UK government (BIS, MOJ and HO) is now

How "final" is a "final and binding" decision from the Financial Ombudsman Service?
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 10 2013

At its most basic, the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) is there to resolve disputes between consumers and financial services providers. If an "eligible