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Twelve o’clock high: court upholds “tail-gunner” clause and awards success fee to former financial adviser

United Kingdom - June 4 2010 In Seymour Pierce Limited v Grandtop International Holdings Limited [2010] EWHC 676 (QB) Mr Justice Eady upheld a "tail-gunner" clause in a financial adviser's engagement letter and awarded a success fee to the financial adviser after its former client completed a takeover of Birmingham City Football Club (with a different adviser) and even though its original retainer had been terminated.

Glenn Hall, Martin Scott

The Queen’s Speech - BBA comment

United Kingdom - May 31 2010 The British Bankers' Association (BBA) has issued a short press statement on the Queen's Speech.

Charles Evans, Jonathan Herbst, Peter Snowdon

Government commits to transparent, fair and independently designed payment scheme for Equitable Life policyholders that is swift, simple, transparent and fair

United Kingdom - May 31 2010 The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mark Hoban MP, has announced that the Government will take forward a Bill to enable payments to be made in relation to Equitable Life, as included in the Queen's Speech to Parliament.

Charles Evans, Jonathan Herbst, Peter Snowdon

Commission sets out vision for bank resolution funds

European Union - May 31 2010 The European Commission has published a Communication which sets out its thinking on how the financial sector could contribute to the cost of financing the resolution of failing banks.

Charles Evans, Jonathan Herbst, Peter Snowdon

CESR intensifies co-ordination in the light of recent market volatility in euro denominated debt instruments

European Union - May 31 2010 The Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) has issued a press release stating that it is intensifying the co-ordination of its members' market surveillance following the recent market volatility in euro denominated debt instruments.

Charles Evans, Jonathan Herbst, Peter Snowdon