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As of 1 October 2012, transfers of majority shares in a private limited liability company have become more complicated.
An English court has sanctioned a scheme of arrangement under the Companies Act 2006 relating wholly to debt that was subject to a New York governing law provision.
Finance Update — March 2014: has the US flipped on the enforceability of liquidation protocols in swaps?
A US court has now recognised as effective the liquidation protocol contained in an ISDA governed interest rate swap.
The Home Office recently announced its latest set of changes to the UK’s immigration rules. Most of the key developments will take effect from 6 April 2014.
The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment in Mehjoo v Harben Barker. Its decision will come as a relief to tax practitioners and professional advisers.
At a time when well-known names are disappearing from the high street as a result of retailers going into administration, the spectre of corporate insolvencies has never loomed larger.
Geoffrey Hobbs QC has dismissed an appeal against a hearing officer’s decision who declared the CHIQUO mark to be invalid for certain goods.
The applicant, Mega Brands International, filed Community trademark applications for the figurative mark and the word mark MAGNEXT.
The EU General Court (GC) has upheld the Board of Appeal’s decision refusing protection of the applicant’s mark.
The owner of the earlier mark Shorinji Kempo Unity has failed in its opposition to the UK trademark application for the mark BRITISH SHORINJI KEMPO FEDERATION.
Berlin Zoo had been comparatively late with the registration of its KNUT marks.
Facebook has had mixed fortunes in its opposition to a CTM that it perceived to be similar to its own name.
An appeal by Beauté Prestige has been dismissed against a hearing officer’s decision refusing protection for the above three-dimensional mark for toiletries.
The English Court of Appeal has confirmed that, under the law of passing off, a yoghurt brand can only call its product ‘Greek yoghurt’ if it is actually made in Greece.
The court has upheld trademark rights in the BETTY BOOP name and character based on a variety of UK and EU CTM registrations for both words and devices.
The biggest surprises in the chancellor’s budget statement on 19 March 2014 related to pensions.
Following the 2014 Budget, Taylor Wessing has set out a summary of some of the main announcements.
On an asset transfer, employees automatically transfer with their business under the TUPE regulations, which require the new employer to provide certain levels of pension benefits.
Without being able to offer suitable security, a business may find it difficult to borrow, or at least the terms of secured borrowing will be more favourable than those of unsecured borrowing.
This article explains how to handle issues of trade and business secret protection from an employment law perspective in Germany.