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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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THE AUDITOR investigating complaints about Wandsworth council’s housing policy has told counsel their advice was wrong. James Goudie QC and Nigel Giffin, of 11 King’s Bench Walk, advised that the borough’s policy of selling off empty council homes was “in principle capable of being lawful”. But the Wandsworth auditor, in line with the view taken […]

Albanian lawyers make tour of duty

SIX Albanian lawyers are visiting a selection of legal institutions as part of a fact-finding visit to the UK starting this week. The officials, visiting the country for three weeks, aim to get a full picture of the British process of justice. Hosted by the Lord Chancellor’s Department, the visit includes trips to the Old […]

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THE LAW Society has welcomed the end of the legal battle which it claims has been conducted “against a background of constant adverse and at times unpleasant publicity”. Head of communications Walter Merricks says the coverage of the case, spanning three decades, has portrayed Peggy Wood as the poor pensioner taking on authority. But Merricks […]

Video case seeks a fresh recording

Robert Lindsay reports Details of deals should be sent to the City editor, Robert Lindsay. Please include all other law firms acting on deals and the value, where possible. Freshfields acted for Nestle SA on its £715m acquisition of Spillers Petfoods from Dalgety, advised by Slaughter and May. Addleshaw Booth & Co acted for the […]

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