English High Court allows commercial claim to be served on a defendant via Facebook
The English High Court has recently allowed a commercial claim to be served on a defendant via Facebook and in the process has demonstrated that even the senior courts are willing to take advantage of the offerings of modern technology. Although serving via Facebook is not a novel concept for the English legal system (Hastings County Court allowed service of a document via Facebook in 2011), such a method has never previously been sanctioned by the High Court.
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Jurisdiction of the Hong Kong Courts re winding up and unfair prejudice petitions — offshore companies
Hong Kong law contains a number of provisions designed to protect the interests of minority shareholders, including the “unfair prejudice” remedies under section 168A of the Companies Ordinance and the Ordinance’s “just and equitable” winding-up provisions.
The EU’s banking union proposals, consolidating the European regulatory supervision of credit institutions
On 12 September 2012 the European Commission adopted legislative proposals, including a draft EU Regulation, to establish a single supervisory mechanism for banks which is to be led by the European Central Bank.
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Imagine you’re the general counsel of London-based private equity investor BC Partners. You’re sipping on your coffee, hashing out the details of your imminent £382m investment into UK-based business publishing company Mergermarket.
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