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Osborne Clarke | United Kingdom | 19 Jul 2022

Conflicted? A pragmatic take on directors' duties and declarations of interest

Boards should take care accurately to record directors' declarations of interest and conflicts, and to brief or inform incoming directors about them…
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Osborne Clarke | United Kingdom | 19 Jul 2022

Once a director, always a director?

A recent case shows that the reach of a director's duties under the Companies Act 2006 extend so that a claim for breach may be founded on…
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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 16 Jun 2022

How director's duties apply to arm's-length external organisations (ALEOs)

In recent years, local authorities have increasingly used ALEOs (Arm's Length External Organisations) to provide leisure, transportation, property…
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Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | 15 Jun 2022

ESG: A guide for Directors

ESG is an umbrella term used to describe the Environmental, social and governance factors that may Impact on or present opportunity to an…
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AnJie Law Firm | China | 7 Jun 2022

Understanding complexities of director and officer liability insurance policies in China

Directors and officers (D&Os) assume liability for many of their company's activities, especially when such companies are publicly listed. Litigating Chinese D&O policies rarely relies on only the laws of one jurisdiction because they typically interact with Chinese, US and even Cayman or British Virgin Islands laws governing a variable interest entity's incorporation. Instead, they are......
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 30 May 2022

Court dismisses claims against trustee directors of the USS

Following a preliminary hearing in the High Court, Mr Justice Leech has refused two members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) permission…
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Greenberg Traurig LLP | United Kingdom | 17 Mar 2022

Business Disputes in the UK 2022

Businesses in the UK and around the world have adapted to extraordinary circumstances over the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite…
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Lexology PRO | Australia, European Union, Global, etc. | 4 Mar 2022

ESG: key updates and developments (25 Feb – 3 Mar)

The UK is “likely to miss” its net-zero by 2050 goal, the IPCC warns of severe risks to infrastructure if global warming exceeds 1.5°C, and the EU adopts an environmental due diligence directive – plus other key updates.
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Fox Williams LLP | United Kingdom | 1 Mar 2022

Direct(or) responsibility: 10 ways a director could be held personally liable in 2022

A recently published case has shone a new light on the well-known fact of English company law - that a company has its own legal personality and is…
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Ogier | Guernsey | 21 Feb 2022

Carlyle case: duty of skill and care and lessons learnt

The Carlyle Capital Corporation Ltd case is of particular relevance during the climate of the covid-19 pandemic, which is having severe economic repercussions worldwide and will likely lead to further fund collapses. This article is part of a series on director's duties in Guernsey, and, in particular, discusses the duty of skill and care and the lessons learnt from the Carlyle case.
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