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Corporate officer duties: officers held to have same fiduciary duties as directors, but are more exposed to personal liability for lack of due care
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 26 2009

The Delaware Supreme Court recently expressly held that officers and directors of Delaware corporations owe essentially the same fiduciary duties of care and loyalty to corporations and their stockholders


Lyondell: a victory for corporate directors in the Delaware Supreme Court
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 20 2009

A recent decision by the Delaware Supreme Court in Lyondell Chemical Co. v. Ryan made several important clarifications about the nature of the fiduciary duties that corporate directors owe in connection with the sale of Delaware corporations


Establishing a business presence in China
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • China
  • August 11 2009

On October 31, 2007, China issued the Industry Catalogues for Guiding Foreign Investment, which has become effective on December 1, 2007 ("2007 Catalogue") and supersede the 2004 catalogue ("2004 Catalogue"


Companies House: registration of charges: companies and limited liability partnerships
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • USA
  • October 4 2011

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (‘BIS’) has published (10 August 2011) the Government’s latest proposals for revising the existing regime, contained in the Companies Act 2006, relating to the registration of security created by companies and limited liability partnerships


FSA’ fines Sir Ken Morrison for failure to disclose reduced shareholdings in Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • October 4 2011

The Financial Services Authority (‘FSA’) has published a Final Notice (dated 16 August 2011) imposing a penalty of £210,000 on Sir Ken Morrison, the former chairman of Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc (‘the Company’), for breach of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules (‘DTR’) resulting from a failure to disclose his reduced shareholding and voting rights in the Company


Indemnification of officers and directors
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • March 23 2010

It is common for private equity funds to have their principals serve as directors and sometimes also as officers of their portfolio companies


Highest People’s Court proposes new rules related to foreign-invested enterprises
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • China
  • March 25 2010

On November 23, 2009 the Highest People's Court issued for public comment a new rule on the interpretation of laws related to foreign-invested enterprises (the Proposed Rule


SAIC promulgates detailed rules on foreign-invested partnerships
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • China
  • March 25 2010

The SAIC's New Regulations related to FIP formation and operation aim to clarify several areas of uncertainty


Shareholder derivative plaintiffs claiming demand excusal based on lack of director independence and disinterestedness face high hurdle
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • January 26 2010

The requirement that shareholders make a demand upon the company’s board of directors before proceeding with a derivative action is black-letter corporate law


Do investment bankers have fiduciary duties? It depends
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • October 7 2008

Almost anyone who reviews an underwriting agreement or engagement letter with a major investment banking firm for the first time stands back in awe