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Breaking Bad — Court of Appeal’s decision makes life harder for tenants download subscription

Shoosmiths 15-Apr-2014

The Court of Appeal has overturned an earlier decision and ruled that the formal requirements of a break clause must be followed precisely in order to determine a lease.

Victory for BVI liquidators in Australian courts download subscription

Ogier 15-Apr-2014

In Global Tradewaves Ltd, liquidators appointed by the BVI court to GTL obtained leave to examine a former director of GTL in relation to the company’s affairs.

Get it in writing… but what is writing? download subscription

Gateley 15-Apr-2014

We are all familiar with the idea of ‘getting it in writing’. We are referring to recording an agreed position between parties. ‘In writing’, however, is a constantly evolving legal concept.

Beneficiaries of collateral warranties may now be able to enforce them more easily download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 15-Apr-2014

A court has held that in certain circumstances a collateral warranty may be a ‘construction contract’ that brings with it the requirements of the Construction Act.

Legal aid for families during the inquest process weblink subscription

Mills & Reeve 15-Apr-2014

This briefing note summarises the availability of public funding for individuals during the inquest process.

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High Court adds words into non-compete covenant download subscription

Shoosmiths 15-Apr-2014

Careful drafting is usually required for restrictive covenants to be enforceable, although Prophet plc v Huggett provides the exception to the rule.

Berg successfully defends penalty claim: liquidated damages and penalty clauses download subscription

Shoosmiths 15-Apr-2014

Two high-profile cases have provided further guidance for parties who wish to rely on or challenge contractual ‘liquidated damages’ clauses.

April showers changes on employers download subscription

Shoosmiths 15-Apr-2014

The 6 April is a day for change for employers because it is one of the government’s two annual ‘common commencement dates’.

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Chinese Foreign Direct Investment Regime abolishes capital requirements download subscription

Taylor Wessing 15-Apr-2014

The State Council Decision, together with the Company Law Amendments, have been in effect since 1 March 2014.

Understanding Forex manipulation download subscription

Collyer Bristow 15-Apr-2014

Stephen Critchley and Robert Andrews describe in simple terms: what the alleged manipulation is; who may have suffered from it; and the ongoing investigations into it.

Predatory technology — a viable antitrust concept? download subscription

Bristows 15-Apr-2014

A recent US case could have been designed to tick as many ‘topical’ boxes as possible, ranging over the financial sector, big data and the possibly anti-competitive use of technology.

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Update: joint ownership of property — a round-up of the major decisions in the wake of Jones v Kernott download subscription

No5 Chambers 21-Mar-2014

This briefing provides a brief summary of the major reported cases that have followed in the wake of Jones v Kernott.

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Continuing obligations for Cayman Islands regulated funds download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 9-Apr-2014

The continuing obligations of Cayman Islands regulated funds are set out in the Companies Law and Mutual Funds Law (as amended).

Investment funds in the Cayman Islands download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 9-Apr-2014

The Cayman Islands is one of the world’s leading offshore jurisdictions for the establishment of investment funds.

The Cayman Islands: a guide for hedge fund managers download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 7-Apr-2014

This paper explains the attractions of the Cayman Islands as a destination for managers wanting to establish offshore hedge funds.

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Real Estate Briefings

Breaking Bad — Court of Appeal’s decision makes life harder for tenants download subscription

Shoosmiths 15-Apr-2014

The Court of Appeal has overturned an earlier decision and ruled that the formal requirements of a break clause must be followed precisely in order to determine a lease.

The myth of the common law marriage weblink subscription

Mills & Reeve 15-Apr-2014

There is a widespread belief in the concept of ‘common law marriage’, which couples think will protect them when they buy property together. This is incorrect.

The latest on affordable home ownership schemes download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 15-Apr-2014

There are now a number of government-backed schemes in existence with the intention of making home ownership more affordable and accessible to the general public.

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Energy Briefings

The European Parliament votes through cyber-security legislation download subscription

Wragge & Co 15-Apr-2014

In February 2013, the European Commission released a draft Network and Information Security Directive.

DoE approves LNG exports to non-free trade countries — US foreign policy may be bigger factor moving forward download subscription

DLA Piper 14-Apr-2014

The US DoE has issued an order granting approval to Jordan Cove to export LNG to countries that do not have a free-trade agreement with the US.

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    As well as the famous ‘Treasury Devil’ James Eadie, a select few QCs form the Supreme Court’s star line-up

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    Successful QC applicants are at a three-year high. Encouraging stuff for the next silk round?

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    The Excalibur fiasco has exposed the failings in third-party funding. Can the Association of Litigation Funders strike through the shambles?

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    While litigators look forward to a vintage year in court, we look back at what happened in the top cases of last year