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By Duncan Lole, Gawain Moore, Geoff Cunningham In the recent case of Re Videology Ltd, the English High Court considered the factors relevant for determining a company’s centre of main interests (or COMI) and whether it had an establishment in a foreign jurisdiction for the purposes of the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006. Walker Morris insolvency experts, Duncan […]

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