By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish,Daniel O’Gorman The second edition of Capital Markets Update- The monthly briefing from the Corporate Group at Walker Morris rounding up the month’s developments within the equity capital markets and looking ahead to next month
By Gawain Moore, Jo Stephenson, David Johnson In the recent case of Global Corporation Limited v Hale  EWCA Civ 2618, the Court of Appeal considered whether payments to the director and shareholder of a company must be repaid on the basis that they constituted dividends which were unlawful pursuant to section 830 of the Companies Act 2006. The Respondent […]
By Gwendoline Davies, Lynsey Oakdene Commercial Dispute Resolution specialists, Gwendoline Davies and Lynsey Oakdene, consider two recent court decisions in the context of public procurement challenges: the first on disclosure and confidentiality; the second on setting aside an automatic suspension of the procurement process.
By Karl Anders, Olena Jarockyj Landlords and tenants of long residential leases should note key provisions in the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 (CLRA 2002) which can either represent pitfalls or important protections when it comes to the service of notices, recovery of arrears and forfeiture. Walker Morris’ Housing Management and Litigation specialists Karl Anders and Olena […]
By Andrew Beck In Santander UK plc v Fletcher & Anor, Mrs Fletcher appealed against a County Court decision allowing the mortgage lender, Santander, a right of sale in respect of her home, despite the court also finding that the mortgage should be set aside on the grounds of undue influence. Banking Litigation partner Andrew Beck explains […]
By Katharine Marshall Letting out property in Jersey was once a strictly private affair between a landlord and a tenant but, for some tenants, this came at the risk of uncertainty, an uneven playing field and at worst exploitation. It is now more than five years since the first in a series of laws and regulations […]
By Ioan Roman, Alexandra Ichim, Anca Baitan Which domestic laws and regulations govern the recognition and enforcement offoreign judgments in your jurisdiction? The recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Romania are governed by: • Book VII, Title III of the Civil Procedure Code (Law 134/2010), which was published in the Ofcial Gazette (Part I,545) […]
By Ian J Gordon, Chris Edwards-Earl BT has lost its attempt to convince the Court of Appeal that it should be able to move away from the retail prices index (RPI) for indexation of benefits for one of the sections of its pension scheme. The Court of Appeal upheld the High Court judgment that RPI had not […]
By Ben Morgan, Miranda Dunlop The European Union’s Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) introduced in 2016 continues to present real challenges for businesses seeking to issue certain forms of listed debt securities on any EU regulated market, multi-lateral trading facility or organised trading facility. Guernsey is not part of the European Union and has its own market abuse […]
By Christopher Anderson, Robert Milner The Bailiwick of Guernsey (comprised of the islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm) (“Guernsey”) and the Bailiwick of Jersey (“Jersey“) form the Channel Islands, situated in the Bay of St Malo off the northwest coast of France. Although closely connected to the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands are not subject to […]
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Ince & Co’s London head is to leave the firm after the completion of its merger with Gordon Dadds, just over a year after he was appointed to the leadership role. Formerly Ince’s director of HR, Andrew Jameson will leave the firm following its tie-up with AIM-listed Gordon Dadds. It is understood that the newly-merged […]
Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and K&L Gates are advising on the £608m hostile takeover offer of British oil and gas company Faroe Petroleum by a Norwegian rival. At the end of November, Norwegian company DNO ASA swooped in amid the slide in the price of oil to announce its firm intention to make an offer for Faroe Petroleum, […]
With the end of its lease approaching, Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has signed up for several floors of The Scalpel building, one of the City’s latest developments. MoFo will fill a 36,500-sq ft of space spread between levels 22 and 25 of the new building as part of a 15-year contract. It is expected to […]
White & Case has revealed its male equity partners are paid 35 per cent more than their female counterparts, as it once again becomes the first US firm in London to announce its gender pay gap data. This is the third firm to reveal its second set of gender pay figures months ahead of the deadline in […]