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Share purchase agreements: claim for misrepresentation and contractual warranties
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 27 2016

In Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd v Sumitomo Co Corp 2016 EWHC 1909 (Comm), the High Court held that the buyer in a share purchase agreement (SPA) had no

When is software goods?
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 26 2016

The question as to whether software is “goods” for the purposes of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (“SGA”) has long been debated. Under the SGA, a

No jumping the gun - former employer not entitled to compensation for ex-employees' breaches of fiduciary duties prior to departure
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • September 26 2016

The two defendants in Gamatronic v Hamilton had been managing directors and employees of Gamatronic, as well as 49 shareholders. In early 2012, they

The end of court lawyers?
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 23 2016

One of the key themes of the Scottish Government’s legislative programme is ensuring it provides an accessible and affordable justice system. As part

Prosecution of Environmental offences: Update
  • Freeths
  • United Kingdom
  • September 22 2016

A key element for the effective management of legal risk in the field of environmental law is to have a robust compliance programme in place. However

UK: Losing the right to affirm a contract - A new approach to repudiatory breaches?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 21 2016

This recent decision from the Court of Appeal raises several important issues surrounding termination of contracts, relevant to all sectors. The

Financial Services Update: Landmark UK Court of Appeal Ruling on Negligent Valuation Case
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • September 21 2016

The UK Court of Appeal recently handed down its decision in Tiuta International Ltd (in liquidation) v De Villiers Surveyors Ltd, where the question

Are you “special” enough to be validated?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • September 20 2016

The presumption that courts normally validate dispositions by a company subject to a winding up petition if such dispositions are made in good faith

How the impending Brexit impacts the legal framework of doing business with the UK- the German perspective
  • Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
  • European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • September 20 2016

In a referendum, held in the United Kingdom on June 23, 2016, a majority of voters decided in favor of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

My word is my bond: contracts can be made and varied orally and by conduct
  • Fieldfisher LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 19 2016

Three recent UK Court of Appeal cases have illustrated the dangers of assuming that the written word in legal agreements is set in stone