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This briefing discusses Rule 9.1 of the Takeover Code.
In Merlin Financial Consultants Ltd v Cooper, Mr Cooper was a financial adviser employed by Merlin.
A corporate sale and purchase agreement will typically contain provision for the service of notices.
The government was consulting on proposals to relax the administrative burden for companies, and has now published its responses to the consultation.
Enhancing corporate transparency download
The government has published its response to its consultation paper and indicated that it intends to continue with the bulk of its proposals to enhance corporate transparency.
The new provisions regarding controlling shareholders are set out primarily in Listing Rule 6, which sets out requirements where the company has a ‘controlling shareholder’.
An unnamed AIM company has been privately censured and fined £90,000 by the AIM Executive Panel.
Pensions Matter: case law round-up download
The DPO partly upheld a complaint from a member that he suffered financial loss due to his pension fund being transferred outside of a 10-day transfer window,...
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has published its recommended best practice in relation to lock-up agreements.
The threat of blackouts and proposed price hikes in energy costs serves as a reminder that the UK’s energy policy continues its rise up the barometer of economic and political importance.
Changes introduced under the Waste Regulations 2014 mean businesses can now use invoices, orders and receipts to prove waste has been transferred legally and safely.
Chinese Utility Models and prior art download
The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of HHJ Birss QC in the Patents County Court (now the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court) finding that the appellant’s patent.
The phrase ‘groundless threats’ refers to provisions in UK legislation that were originally introduced to provide a level of protection against threats of patent infringement.
Trade secret protection varies across EU member states, with some member states notably offering little by way of protection.
Water Act 2014 receives royal assent download
The Water Act 2014 received royal assent on 14 May 2014, bringing important changes to water industry operation and management of water resources.
Trademark tips download
Any sign that can be represented graphically and that is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of another is prima facie registrable as a trademark.
In December 2012, the Regional Court of Cologne ruled that Lindt’s chocolate bear infringed Haribo’s GOLDBÄREN (‘Gold Bear’) word marks.
Fan accounts also proliferate on Twitter. It is perhaps unsurprising that a parody and/or fan account would end up the subject of litigation.
Tax-related disputes download
A powerful combination of factors has led to an explosion in tax-related disputes.
It has been on the horizon for some time now — a complete overhaul of parental leave as we know it is now less than 11 months away.