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English Courts grants freezing order against unidentified individuals

By Nick Curling In CMOC v Persons Unknown [2017] EWHC 3599 (Comm) the claimant, China Molybdenum Company (CMOC), successfully obtained a worldwide freezing order against a class of unknown respondents. This was the first time the English Courts have granted a freezing order against unidentified individuals. Background The claim underlying CMOC’s freezing order application related to losses […]

Pay.UK releases rules and guidance for the confirmation of payee (CoP) service

By Elena Kyriakou On 18 October 2018 Pay.UK announced it had released to the market the standards, rules and guidance for the confirmation of payee (CoP) service. This is the latest in the line of industry initiatives to help protect consumers from falling victim to Authorised Push Payment (APP) fraud. When delivered by payment service providers, […]

Social housing monthly law update – October 2018

By David Isaacson Highlights of this month include: Autumn budget coming up Government announces new generation of council housing Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 receives Royal Assent Government announces new housing measures Download the full update to get fully up-to-speed on the past month.

Austria – Has due diligence obligations for shareholder creditors increased?

The Austrian Insolvency Code provides for the possibility to challenge certain disadvantageous transactions carried out by the debtor after material insolvency has occurred, especially if the creditor knew or should have known of its debtor’s material insolvency. This risk of legal actions being contested is of particularly high relevance for shareholders who are also creditors […]

Board decisions made by delegation of powers can be challenged in court in Romania

By Mădălina Neagu, Andra Jegan To enable decisions to be passed efficiently, the Companies Law (31/1990) created flexible mechanisms and procedures allowing specific shareholder powers to be delegated to a company’s management. Such mechanisms have been successfully implemented by a vast number of companies and have enabled them to expedite corporate changes concerning their main […]

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Dickinson Dees' expansion plans take it across the Tyne

Dickinson Dees has revealed plans to expand across the Tyne river to Gateshead from its new Quayside premises in Newcastle upon Tyne.The firm says there are “considerable” opportunities for regional public sector work, and five of its nine new associate appointments are to property and commercial groups.The firm hopes to attract a further 25 lawyers […]

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Richard Anthony Cole v Ministry of Defence (1999) Gloucester CC (Wade DJ) 29 March Plaintiff: Male, 26 years old at date of accident; 32 years old at date of trial. Incident: The plaintiff had served as a soldier in the British Army since 1990. In late 1992 he was leading a group through a drainage […]

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