Linklaters predicted shareholder fightback in HBOS takeover

Linklaters warned Lloyds that it was vulnerable to litigation if it made potentially “negligent misstatements” in its announcement to shareholders of the HBOS acquisition, court documents released yesterday reveal.

 

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