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What are the main requirements for a secondary listing on the main market of the London Stock Exchange?A secondary listing is only available to UK...
5th Jun
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Can a deed be signed abroad and witnessed by a foreign national?This response assumes that the deed is executed by an individual.This response...
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Can an individual based overseas execute an English law power of attorney as a deed using an electronic signature?An instrument is validly executed as...
5th Jun
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Are there any previous, ongoing or anticipated class actions in the UK or the US regarding the settlement by UK Banks related to the foreign exchange...
5th Jun
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How long does a party remain liable under a contractual indemnity when there is no time limit specified?Generally, the limitation period for bringing...
5th Jun
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What are the implications for trading in goods with the EU27 if the UK trades on World Trade Organization rules in the event of a ‘no deal’ outcome in...
5th Jun
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What is the process for revoking a deed or contract and putting in place a new replacement deed or contract?We refer you to the following Practice...
5th Jun
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What are best and reasonable endeavours clauses?To what extent can the terms best endeavours and reasonable endeavours be enforced?In general...
5th Jun
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What is the authority for a party being bound to a signed contract despite such party not reading the terms?For the purposes of this Q&A we have...
5th Jun
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If a document is expressed to be a deed however one party has elected to sign it as a contract, what is the status of the document?This Q&A covers the...
5th Jun
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What is the legal effect of leaving square brackets in an executed agreement?In conducting our research we have focussed on the general principles of...
5th Jun
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Can two attorneys sign a deed in lieu of two directors signing, or does it have to be one attorney and one witness?Documents executed as deeds must be...
5th Jun
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Does section 233B of the Insolvency Act 1986 prevent a supplier from calling on a parent company guarantee (or other security) which is triggered by...
Produced in partnership with Ryan Hocking of Hardwicke Chambers 5th Jun
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Where a document forms a schedule to an agreement, if the document in the schedule is signed rather than being printed as a separate agreement and...
5th Jun
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Must a debt under a contract be ascertainable in order to be called a debt?In order to answer this question, it is essential to consider for what...
5th Jun
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Can a signed scanned version of a contract or deed be relied upon as opposed to the signed original?We have assumed that the question relates to the...
5th Jun
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Can a deed of novation be effective if the incoming party has not executed the deed but the remaining party and the outgoing party have?Novation is...
5th Jun
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I have received a force majeure notice from my supplier, what do I do?The first thing to do is to unearth the relevant contract. The notice will have...
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