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Court of Appeal gives guidance on enforceability of bank guarantee
  • Carter Newell
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • January 28 2016

Introduction The Queensland Court of Appeal has allowed a bank to enforce a personal guarantee given by a woman who claimed she was a volunteer and

The Year 2015 in Anti-Bribery Enforcement: Are Companies in the Eye of an Enforcement Storm?
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Brazil, China, France, Germany, OECD, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 26 2016

While one year’s statistics do not, standing alone, make trends, several things about anti-bribery enforcement in 2015 are inescapable. In the United

Will UK judgment leave Islamic finance debtors paying the penalty?
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 20 2016

In November 2015 the publication of “City UK’s” annual review of the Islamic Finance industry, entitled “Leading Western Centre for Islamic Finance’

Global Payments Newsletter - December 2015 & January 2016 Issue
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Estonia, USA, European Union, France, Global, Hong Kong, Poland, United Kingdom
  • January 12 2016

On 16 November 2015, HM Treasury published a summary of responses received to its consultation on implementing the Payment Accounts Directive

Letter of credit fraud: what protection is available?
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 17 2015

Letter of credit fraud is becoming increasingly common and ever more sophisticated. Although the Uniform Customs and Practice Rules 600 (UCP 600) is

Directors’ duties are owed to the company not to its shareholders
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 11 2015

In Sharp and Others v Blank and Others 2013, one of a series of judgments in the litigation between shareholders of Lloyds TSB and its directors

Worthing and Worthing v Lloyds Bank Plc 2015 - Worth the wait?
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2015

This recent High Court decision considers the extent of the duties of care placed on financial advisers, which will apply to other professionals

Double first for SFO provides template for corporate bribery settlements
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 1 2015

On 30 November, the first deferred prosecution agreement ("DPA") reached between the UK Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") and a co-operating

Supreme Court closes freezing order loan loophole, holding that increasing indebtedness will constitute dealing with an “asset”
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 20 2015

In its judgment on 21 October 2015 in JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov 2015 UKSC 64, the Supreme Court unanimously decided that a respondent is prevented

Registrar certificates and dissolved chargors
  • Taylor Wessing
  • United Kingdom
  • November 19 2015

There have been a couple of cases in the last few months where the impact of changes to the details of the various registers at Companies House has