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New year — new rules download subscription

Gateley 23-Jan-2015

Since they were brought in there have been 23 sets of amends to the Insolvency Rules 1986. In 2015/16 the landscape of insolvency legislation will once again change.

Insolvency set-off download subscription

Gateley 21-Jan-2015

Is it possible for a party to deduct a debt owed to it under one contract from a debt owing to it under another?

Ministers to overhaul insolvency rules download subscription

B P Collins 20-Jan-2015

A change in the rules is set to make it harder for creditors to force someone into bankruptcy, by raising the amount of debt individuals must have before it is an option.

Espirito Santo at Plateau Saint-Esprit: the destiny of the Portuguese family empire in Luxembourg download subscription

Wildgen 19-Jan-2015

In 2014 five entities of the Luxembourg holding structure of the Banco Espirito Santo Group had their fate in the hands of the judges of a Luxembourg  Court. All have been declared bankrupt.

Pension schemes: Pension Protection Fund and contingent assets 2015–16 download subscription

Shoosmiths 13-Jan-2015

This update looks at employer insolvency risk, last-man-standing schemes and contingent assets, following the publication of the Pension Protection Fund’s Levy Estimate for the 2015–16 levy year.

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The Smith Commission: draft Scotland clauses download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 23-Jan-2015

The UK Government published draft legislation on 22 January that aims to implement the recommendations of the Smith Commission for further devolution to Scotland.

Australian tax issues for global M&A transactions download subscription

Minter Ellison 23-Jan-2015

This briefing sets out some high level issues to consider on a global M&A deal where the target is an Australian company or business or where downstream Australian subsidiaries are involved.

Tax tasks and resolutions for 2015 download subscription

Minter Ellison 23-Jan-2015

In this article, partner Karen Payne and senior associate Vasuki Sivaloganathan of Minter Ellison outline some important tax-related tasks for your business this year.

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Corporate Briefings

Video: Strategic intelligence in disputes download weblink subscription

PwC 21-Jan-2015

This video dicusses how corporate intelligence can add value by informing the legal strategy for disputes and equipping lawyers with independent evidence to help them argue their case.

IPO Watch — 19 January 2015 download subscription

Kemp Little 20-Jan-2015

2014 ended up being a bumper year for Tech IPOs across the globe, but can the momentum continue into 2015?

The government's Red Tape Challenge download subscription

Kemp Little 20-Jan-2015

This article takes a brief look at three of the main corporate aspects of the latest version of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill.

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Bankruptcy — vesting of causes of action, hybrid claims and limitation download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 7-Oct-2014

On the making of a bankruptcy order, the bankrupt’s estate vests in the trustee in bankruptcy. However, it is not always clear exactly what falls within the bankrupt’s estate.

From the firm of the week

Court of Appeal confirms no English celebrity image right but Topshop’s Rihanna T-shirt was passing off download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 23-Jan-2015

The Court of Appeal has delivered its decision in the litigation between Rihanna and Topshop, upholding the trial judge’s finding that Topshop’s unauthorised use of Rihanna’s image on a T-shirt was passing off.

Prohibition notices: if it ain't broke, don't fix it download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 22-Jan-2015

Prohibition notices are serious enforcement measures that form part of the recipient’s criminal record and can be costl

Vehicle leasing wars over ‘E’ download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 16-Jan-2015

Enterprise Holdings Inc v Europcar Group UK and Another is worthy of comment for the number of evidential issues that the judgment addressed.

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Litigation Briefings

Court of Appeal confirms no English celebrity image right but Topshop’s Rihanna T-shirt was passing off download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 23-Jan-2015

The Court of Appeal has delivered its decision in the litigation between Rihanna and Topshop, upholding the trial judge’s finding that Topshop’s unauthorised use of Rihanna’s image on a T-shirt was passing off.

Do not disclose: the problem of internet anonymity download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 23-Jan-2015

In this article, Shepherd & Wedderburn reviews a recent decision of the Inner House, which refused to order disclosure of the identity of two anonymous users of the Tripadvisor website.

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Company Briefings

Australian tax issues for global M&A transactions download subscription

Minter Ellison 23-Jan-2015

This briefing sets out some high level issues to consider on a global M&A deal where the target is an Australian company or business or where downstream Australian subsidiaries are involved.

Re Danka Business Systems plc; Ricoh Europe Holdings BV & Ors v Spratt & Anor download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 22-Jan-2015

The recent English Court of Appeal ruling in Re Danka Business Systems plc considers how insolvency practitioners ought to deal with contingent claims.

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    Special report: Insolvency – The spillover effect

    Collapsed oil prices and Ebola have hit businesses hard, while European plans to copy UK restructuring tools could challenge British courts’ dominant role.

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    Barclays ready for battle over Dewey debts

    It is now two years since the collapse of mammoth firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. But the next chapter in the story of its dramatic spiral into crisis is about to emerge in lurid technicolour following a High Court trial last week.

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    Insolvency: Go for broke

    Restructuring firms anticipate a boom when UK interest rates get jacked up and from mandates coming from Asia

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    Insolvency: The rescuers

    The Lawyer’s Restructuring Team of the Year shortlisted firms pulled a diverse range of companies – and even a country – back from the brink last year