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Spotlight on directors' duties to shareholders

Spotlight on directors' duties to shareholders

09 Dec 2015

Legal action by Lloyds' shareholders, who made losses when the share price crashed following the bank's acquisition of HBOS, will illuminate directors' duties in relation to shareholder circulars.

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Changes to company law

Changes to company law

By | 03 Dec 2015

A number of changes to UK company law are being introduced as a result of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

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Directors face criminal proceedings for redundancy notification failures

Directors face criminal proceedings for redundancy notification failures

By | 28 Oct 2015

Prosecutions are being brought for the first time against company directors for failings by their companies in following the correct procedures when dismissing redundant employees.

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Myths of Japanese M&A

Myths of Japanese M&A

By | 21 Oct 2015

How are Japanese businesses perceived by European targets when they get involved with outbound M&A?

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Corporate governance challenges for Japanese multinationals

Corporate governance challenges for Japanese multinationals

21 Oct 2015

Japan's new Corporate Governance Code came into effect earlier this year.

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EU plan to stimulate access to finance

EU plan to stimulate access to finance

By | 20 Oct 2015

EU Commission launched its capital markets union programme with the publication on 18 February 2015 of its Capital Markets Union Green Paper.

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Simplification of the requirements when an auditor leaves office

Simplification of the requirements when an auditor leaves office

06 Oct 2015

The notification requirements when an auditor leaves office are being simplified and the changes will be particularly useful in the context of company acquisitions.

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Group structures – risk of personal liability for directors and parent company liability for group companies

Group structures – risk of personal liability for directors and parent company liability for group companies

28 Aug 2015

A recent decision of the Privy Council highlights the risks for groups where management is centralised rather than being devolved to the individual group companies.

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Engagement letters – a sting in the tail

Engagement letters – a sting in the tail

23 Jun 2015

The Court of Appeal has reversed an earlier court decision relating to liability to pay fees to a financial adviser in respect of the sale of a subsidiary.

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