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Trade associations call for company voluntary arrangement reforms

Reforms are needed to the current company voluntary arrangement (CVA) process, according to both R3 and the British Property Federation (BPF). R3 (the trade association for the UK’s insolvency, restructuring, advisory, and turnaround professionals) has published a research report recommending a number of reforms to improve the effectiveness and reputation of CVAs. These include: Capping […]

How the courts are interpreting long-term maintenance contracts

By Ian Yule The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) may be past its peak, but various cases have come to court in the past few years involving long-term maintenance contracts, including PFIs. Three cases in particular are worth noting. They have featured issues such as whether terms should be implied about co-operation, how good faith clauses […]

Pimlico Plumbers – contract matters and the ‘gig’ economy

By Alex Mellis The ‘gig’ economy cases, scattered throughout the different tiers of varying jurisdictions of courts and tribunals, excite much interest when the latest decision is published and flashed across the media. The recent decision of the Supreme Court in Pimlico Plumbers & Anor v Smith, handed down on 13 June 2018, will be no […]

Ukraine: new corporate law governing LLCs

The new law “On Limited and Additional Liability Companies” No. 2275-VIII has come into effect, with the exception of some specific provisions related to inheritance that take effect on 17 June 2019. The law introduces fundamental changes to the rules that apply to the operation of companies with limited and additional liability, grants their participants […]

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Kingsley Napley is claiming its arrival as a “big player” on the commercial law scene after completing its first large-scale corporate deal since it merged with Walsh Lawson in March. It acted for the two principal shareholders of Pearl & Dean when its capital was acquired by Scottish Media Group last week in a deal […]

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A new Law Society election row has erupted – this time over the deputy vice-presidency. One candidate is branding chairman of the Young Solicitors Group (YSG) Richard Moorhead a “political charlatan” for backing his former boss Michael Napier. Candidate Trevor Murray launched a stinging attack on Moorhead after the YSG publicly endorsed his opponent. Murray […]

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