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Directors' powers and shareholders' rights: getting the balance right

United Kingdom - November 15 2012 When setting up a company (whether a joint venture or a wholly owned subsidiary) it will be important to tie down the matters to be decided by the board and the matters to be reserved for shareholder approval

Termination and post-termination rights

United Kingdom - December 10 2012 Earlier in this series, we examined issues arising out of pre-contractual negotiations as well as governance and change control mechanisms

Managing multiple contractors on refurbishment projects

United Kingdom - December 4 2012 This blog is the second in a series which Constructive is running on refurbishment projects

Grant of lease can be a TOGC HMRC reverses its position

United Kingdom - November 23 2012 HMRC now accepts that the grant of a long lease subject to existing leases is capable of being a transfer of a going concern (TOGC) for VAT purposes, provided that the lessor’s retained interest is small enough not to disturb the substance of the transaction, being the transfer of the lessor’s property letting business to the lessee

Multi-tier and unilateral arbitration clauses

United Kingdom - January 23 2013 In Part 4 of our Technology and Outsourcing Hot Spots Series, we considered how a properly drafted dispute resolution clause can give parties an

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United Kingdom - April 27 2016 The Trademarks Act 1994 sets out the law on infringement of UK registered trademarks, providing civil remedies as well as criminal penalties in some

A digital single market for telecoms: ambitious reform agree or disagree?

European Union - June 10 2015 It has been more than 18 months since the European Commission first adopted a new package of measures intended to complete the telecoms single market

Window of opportunity: office to residential conversions

United Kingdom - March 14 2014 On 30 May 2013, the Government introduced a new Permitted Development Rights Order ("the Order") The polemic surrounding the Order's relaxation of

In rare form: a decade of the JCT Major Project Construction Contract

United Kingdom - March 12 2014 Almost 11 years have passed since the JCT published its innovative Major Project Form 2003, now the Major Project Construction Contract 2011 (MP

Arbitration anyone?

United Kingdom - March 7 2014 In Constructive's final blog from the 2014 Construction Law Conference, we provide an overview of Andrew Aglionby's speech about on arbitration