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CMA secures first director disqualification for breach of competition law
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 2 2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), has secured the first disqualification of a director of a company found to have infringed competition


Court of Appeal refuses to imply term where contract incomplete
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 28 2016

The Court of Appeal has held, by a majority, that no binding agreement was reached between the seller of several flats and an estate agent, as the


Autumn Statement - a tax ticking time-bomb for developers?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 25 2016

From a real estate tax perspective, the Autumn Statement was a bit of a damp squib, but confirmation of a couple of well-trailed changes to restrict


Court refuses permission for derivative action to proceed following riskbenefit analysis
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 25 2016

The High Court has refused permission for two members of a company to continue a derivative action despite there being (at least) a prima facie case


General Counsel Update - November 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • November 24 2016

The outcome of the June 2016 Brexit referendum raised many significant questions of concern to business. We began our Brexit analysis 18 months before


Court of Appeal finds settlement with contract breaker did not release claims against others who induced the breach
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 22 2016

The Court of Appeal has held that a claimant's previous settlement with a contract breaker did not discharge his claims against the present defendants


Court of Appeal allows claim for “loss of a chance” damages where claimant failed to establish causation on a balance of probabilities
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 18 2016

In a claim for inducing a breach of contract, the Court of Appeal held that a football agent could claim damages for the lost chance of earning


Court of Appeal decision illustrates high hurdle for establishing contract has been frustrated
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 8 2016

A recent Court of Appeal decision acts as a reminder that the court will not lightly conclude that a contract has been frustrated, particularly where


Government launches dual review of Grocery Code Adjudicator's role and performance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 19 2016

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) yesterday launched two closely related consultations regarding the Grocery Code


High Court finds LLP member’s profit share can be forfeited for breach of fiduciary duty
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 7 2016

On an appeal from an arbitration award, the High Court found that a profit share payable to a member of an LLP was capable of being subject to