Corporate disputes

Corporate disputes guidance:

When does an agency relationship arise? Agency is an arrangement under which a principal appoints an agent to act at its direction for specified purposes. In particular,...

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There are statutory provisions relating to the liability of an auditor of a company and the limits that may be placed upon it. Prior to 6 April 2008, a company could not...

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There are statutory provisions relating to the liability of an auditor of a company and the limits that may be placed upon it. Prior to 6 April 2008, a company could not...

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This Practice Note summarises a number of key and/or illustrative cases relevant to claims involving directors. It is intended to provide an illustration of the diverse...

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This Practice Note summarises a number of key and/or illustrative cases relevant to claims involving directors. It is intended to provide an illustration of the diverse...

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This Practice Note outlines some of the key considerations when dealing with claims concerning company directors. It addresses the definition of a director, the likely...

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This Practice Note identifies, from a practical perspective, the initial factors to consider where an irreconcilable conflict arises between parties to a joint venture...

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For the key terminology used in respect of derivative claims, see Practice Note: Derivative claim—what it is and when to use it—Key terms. If it appears that a derivative...

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A guide to specific terminology used in this Practice Note is provided—see below. What is a derivative claim? A derivative claim (or derivative action) is a claim brought...

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The nature, main types and main uses of financial derivatives are summarised in Practice Notes: The nature of financial derivatives and Types of derivatives. Derivative...

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Who is a fiduciary? There is no comprehensive list of the relationships which give rise to the existence of fiduciary duties under common law. Some relationships are...

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This Practice Note identifies the key practical considerations when faced with a potential joint venture (JV) dispute. It is relevant to all forms of JV structure, with...

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For the key terminology used in respect of a just and equitable winding-up petition, see Practice Note: Just and equitable winding-up—what it is and when to use it—Key...

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A guide to specific terminology used in this Practice Note is provided—see below. What is a just and equitable winding-up under s 122(1)(g) Insolvency Act 1986? A...

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This Practice Note identifies the key factors that you should consider when advising a client where an issue or potential dispute has arisen in the operation of a joint...

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This Practice Note considers the scope of the reflective loss rule. It addresses the background to and implications of the rule against reflective loss with reference to...

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This Practice Note summarises a number of key and/or illustrative cases relevant to the rule against reflective loss. For further guidance on the background to and...

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This Practice Note summarises a number of key and/or illustrative cases relevant to the rule against reflective loss. For further guidance on the background to and...

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This Practice Note sets out certain key cases and associated analysis relevant to derivatives practitioners. The cases are divided by topic area and include: •...

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This Practice Note considers how to pursue a breach of warranty claim in the context of warranties provided in a sale and purchase agreement (SPA) (also known as a share...

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This Practice Note considers how to pursue a breach of warranty claim in the context of warranties provided in a sale and purchase agreement (SPA) (also known as a share...

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This Practice Note summarises a number of key and/or illustrative cases relevant to an unfair prejudice claim or petition. It is intended to provide a broad sense of the...

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This Practice Note summarises a number of key and/or illustrative cases relevant to an unfair prejudice claim or petition. It is intended to provide a broad sense of the...

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For an overview on unfair prejudice petitions plus an illustration of the diverse range of factual scenarios and issues which can arise in respect of such claims, see...

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What is an unfair prejudice claim (a section 994 petition)? An unfair prejudice petition is a statutory remedy available to shareholders of a company now provided for by...

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