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Corporate Governance update May 2014 (13052014)
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • May 13 2014

Two interesting cases under Section 150 of the Companies Act 1990 were heard recently in the High Court. In the first case, Gerdando Ltd (in


Court confirms D&O cover available to directors in derivative action
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • October 30 2013

"Side A" directors and officers ("D&O") insurance typically provides cover to directors where a company is unable to indemnify its directors for


Supreme Court deals a blow for common sense
  • LK Shields
  • Ireland
  • July 4 2008

The Supreme Court has described the statutory regime relating to the restriction of company directors as ‘draconian’


Case of the month: Leopardstown Club Ltd v Templeville Developments Ltd and Philip Smyth 2013 IEHC 526
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • April 1 2014

In the recent case of Leopardstown Club Ltd v Templeville Developments Ltd and Philip Smyth 2013 IEHC 526, Charleton J. at the High Court dealt


TMT General Update: meaning of “gross negligence”
  • Eversheds
  • Ireland
  • January 7 2013

In the recent case of ICDL GCC Foundation FZ-LLC v European Computer Driving Licence Foundation Ltd 2012, the Supreme Court of Ireland has dismissed an


Recent developments for the fourth quarter 2011
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA, China, Denmark, European Union, France, Germany, Ireland, Canada
  • March 15 2012

The end of the year and beginning of a new year is always a busy time for us, as it is for most of our clients


The intention to create legal relations and agreements to agree
  • LK Shields
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • May 24 2012

Quite often in transactions or when signing an agreement, an issue may crop up which the parties agree to deal with post completion or post execution of an agreement


Endeavours in commercial contracts
  • LK Shields
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • November 15 2011

Most parties who have been involved in any sort of commercial negotiations leading to written contracts will be reasonably familiar with the terms "best endeavours" and "reasonable endeavours", used in circumstances where it is not possible to give an absolute contractual commitment


EU Brussels I Regulation raises questions of jurisdiction
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • January 17 2012

In Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Limited v Quinn Investments Sweden AB the High Court had to consider applications under Articles 23 and 28 of the EU Brussels I Regulation


Can an e-mail chain of correspondence give rise to a binding contract of guarantee?
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • February 8 2011

A recent judgment of the English High Court recognises that a chain of e-mail correspondence can, in certain circumstances, give rise to a binding guarantee in accordance with the provisions of the Statute of Frauds