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In the five years following the introduction of competition into retail energy markets in 1999, the number of energy suppliers fell from 15 to six.
The OFT can make such a reference if it has reasonable grounds for suspecting that competition for the supply or acquisition of goods or services is not working effectively.
The London Stock Exchange has published AIM notice 38, which consults on a number of proposed changes to the AIM Rules for Companies and AIM Rules for Nomads.
Corporate Matters — January 2014: government proposals for enhancing corporate transparency download
The government has been consulting on proposals to enhance corporate transparency.
Crowdfunding as a way of securing investment is beginning to gain ground on both sides of the Atlantic. What are the current regulatory requirements and how is this likely to change?
The government has been consulting on how it can reduce the administrative burden that weighs too heavily on companies. Legislation is likely to follow this year. What are the proposals?
Parties to a contract need to be confident that the directors of the company they are dealing with have authority to bind the company. What is the position where the director has no authority?
The negotiation of earn-out provisions is often one of the pinch points in the negotiation of a share purchase agreement...
A recent Court of Appeal decision has lessons for both solicitors and non-executive directors on how to manage conflict situations.
Good and bad leaver provisions — a mainstay of private equity deals — don’t often find themselves in court. A High Court decision has considered their effectiveness.
Corporate Matters — January 2014: schemes of arrangement — accidental failure to give notice download
Does the accidental failure to send a notice of a shareholders meeting to all the shareholders necessarily render the meeting invalid?
Changes to the TUPE regulations came into effect on 31 January 2014. What are the main implications for corporate finance?
Building for the future download
A significant social issue is the lack of housing in the UK, and particularly the fact that an insufficient number of new homes are being built to meet the needs of the growing population.
Making a claim for adverse possession is a method by which an ‘unlawful’ occupier can acquire legal title to the land, by ‘displacing’ the paper owner.
A court was recently asked to consider the enforceability and extent of two restrictive covenants preventing specific activities in respect of development.
An improving economic outlook has seen activity in the construction industry steadily increasing, culminating in eight months of growth to the end of 2013.
Do you get what you pay for? Reasonable non-reliance clauses defeat misrepresentation claims download
Lloyd v Browning confirms that a seller’s liability for misrepresentation can be excluded by the terms of the contract provided that the exclusion clause is fair and reasonable.
The basics of forfeiture explained download
It is hardly surprising that in today’s economic climate some tenants are struggling to meet their rental payments.
Real-estate litigation specialist Martin McKeague explains the law underpinning this important decision.
Overriding interests have been a hot topic recently, due to the fact that as of midnight on 12 October 2013 their overriding status was lost.