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Directors' conflicts of interests under the Companies Act 2006

United Kingdom - June 26 2013 Section 175 of the Act contains a duty for a director of a company to avoid a situation where he has or can have, a direct or indirect interest that…

Andrew Pearson.

Bearer shares abolished from 26 May 2015

United Kingdom - June 2 2015 Bearer shares (unregistered shares owned by whoever physically holds the share warrant) were abolished with effect from 26 May when amendments to the…

Andrew Pearson, Julie Stanbrook.

Wall crossings and insider dealing – Financial Services Authority levies the second highest ever fine against Greenlight Capital hedge fund trader David Einhorn

United Kingdom - February 1 2012 On 12 January 2012, the Financial Services Authority ("FSA") levied its second highest ever fine of £3,638,000 against US hedge fund trader David Einhorn and a fine of £3,650,795 against Greenlight Capital Inc for market abuse.

Tom Brassington, Zoey Handforth.

Companies' rights to require shareholder disclosures confirmed

United Kingdom - June 4 2014 The Companies Act 2006 contains provisions enabling a public company to obtain information about interests in its shares from anyone whom the company…

Andrew Pearson, Bernard Wall.

Company law made easy - allotment of shares

United Kingdom - March 4 2011 This is the seventh in our series of short articles in which we try to shed light on some of the more confusing aspects of the Companies Act 2006 (the "Act").

Nigel Banerjee, Andrew Pearson.