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Capital markets practice: news round-up - issue no. 5
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • June 25 2013

Significant changes to the Takeover Code (‘the Code’), announced recently in Takeover Panel Statement 20136, will extend the jurisdiction of the


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


Capital markets practice news round-up corporate finance - 2014
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 27 2014

On 5 March 2014 the Financial Reporting Council (‘FRC’) announced that it has appointed a Director of Corporate Governance. The appointee, David


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


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


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


Companies Act 2006: financial assistance: the long-awaited relaxation of the rules for private companies comes into effect on 1 October 2008
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • September 30 2008

A number of provisions of the Companies Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) are now in force


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


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