This Macfarlanes briefing focuses on the recent High Court decision in The Financial Conduct Authority v Da Vinci Invest - the first case in which, in addition to seeking an injunction, the FCA invited a court to impose a penalty for market abuse.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 26 August 2015 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
This briefing discusses two cases concerning contractual interpretation; one which serves as a salient example of the value of clear drafting in a sale and purchase agreement, and another tackling the question of whether there is a duty on contracting parties to act in good faith with each other.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 20 August 2015 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
The Consumer Rights Act, which comes into force in October, extends the scope of protection consumers are afforded from unfair terms in a number of important ways. For example, for the first time the fairness test applies not just to standard terms but also negotiated terms, as Macfarlanes explains.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 17 August 2015 | Practice Area: Consumer Protection
The Technology and Construction Court recently made a costs management decision that demonstrates the extent to which the courts are now willing to manage the costs of litigation so that they are proportionate. This briefing looks at GSK Project Management (in liquidation) v QPR Holdings.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 05 August 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
On 23 July, HM Treasury published a long awaited consultation paper seeking views on proposed amendments to the Limited Partnerships Act 1907, the principal legislation governing UK limited partnerships. In this briefing, Macfarlanes sets out a summary of the proposed amendments.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 30 July 2015 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes
The High Court has, for the first time, decided that the doctrine of repudiatory breach does not apply to LLP agreements. The decision in Flanagan v Liontrust Investment Partners LLP will be welcomed by LLPs across the City and beyond, as Macfarlanes reports.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 24 July 2015 | Practice Area: Partnerships and LLPs
This week, in conjoined appeals, the Supreme Court will hear two very different cases on penalties. This could result in the law being substantially reformulated or even abolished. This Macfarlanes briefing looks at the key issues set to be tackled.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 23 July 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate
The risks around cyber-security have been well-publicised - but for those who have no background in technology, where should you begin so as to act effectively for your company? And how can directors ensure that they have discharged their duties? This Macfarlanes briefing looks at the issues.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 15 July 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance
This Macfarlanes briefing sets out a detailed analysis of the impact the Budget changes are likely to have on private clients, and what their advisers should be thinking about now. Subjects covered include non-dom changes, inheritance tax on homes, corporation tax and pensions.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 13 July 2015 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes
A recent Court of Appeal decision has provided a useful reminder that when planning a restructuring or refinancing, the impact on existing claims (particularly claims against advisers for negligence) should be considered in advance.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 10 July 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate reorganisation
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