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Court of Appeal gives guidance on jurisdiction based on place of performance of a contract
  • CMS
  • United Kingdom
  • October 24 2016

The Court of Appeal has set out the principles a court should follow in determining the place of performance of a contract for jurisdiction purposes

M&A Weekly Update 14 - 21 October 2016
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 21 2016

In this issue we take a look at a case in which the courts reexamined the Duomatic principle, as well as touching on recent guidance from the FRC for

Without more, warranties are warranties, not representations
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 21 2016

In Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd v Sumitomo Corporation, the High Court followed the previous decision of Mann J in Sycamore Bidco Ltd v Breslin and another

Is an Email with a Conflicting Attachment an Acceptance or a Counter-offer?
  • William Fry
  • United Kingdom
  • October 21 2016

The ruling of the High Court of England and Wales in Gibbs v Lakeside Developments Ltd 2016 EWHC 2203 (Ch) reiterates the age-old principle that an

UK Corporate Briefing Autumn 2016
  • Dentons
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 20 2016

Welcome to the Autumn 2016 edition of Dentons' UK Corporate Briefing, a quarterly summary of the most significant recent and forthcoming developments

Recovery of PAYE and NICs from directors - two Tribunal decisions
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • October 20 2016

Different decisions have been reached by two differently constituted First-tier Tribunals when faced with a largely similar set of facts. In each

The need for asset based lenders to carry out due diligence before purchasing debt
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 19 2016

In Bibby Factors Northwest Limited v HFD Ltd, the Court of Appeal highlighted that asset based lenders should ensure that they carry out due

The return of Turpin! - Validity of Administration Appointments by Directors and the Duomatic Principle
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 19 2016

In the case of Re BW Estates Ltd the High Court considered the validity of a directors' out of court appointment in circumstances where there was

Transactional certainty triumphs
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 18 2016

English commercial law is not paternal. It expects contracting parties to look after their own interests. There are principles about undue influence

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition, October 2016
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
  • October 17 2016

On 15 September 2016, the European Parliament resolved to adopt amendments to the European Commission's proposal for a new Prospectus Regulation to