How to spot a commercial agent (and why you need to know how to spot one)

22 January 2020

Commercial agents are special. They enjoy a unique legal position and enjoy a suite of legal rights and protections . A number of the core rights and protections enjoyed by commercial agents are absolute and will endure regardless of what the commercial agent and principal agree. But what does this mean in practice, and how can you identify whether you are, or have retained, a commercial agent to which such rights apply?

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Libor – What Next?

22 January 2020

Today the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is still among the most commonly used interest rate benchmarks. However, LIBOR will cease to be available from the end of 2021. All users of LIBOR – both lenders and borrowers – will need to be prepared for this discontinuation. Background In July 2019, the FCA announced that […]

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Duomatically Invalidated

22 January 2020

The Court confirms its preference for a narrow and strict interpretation of the “Duomatic principle” relating to the informal approval of actions by a company’s shareholders.

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A short guide to alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

22 January 2020

The Court continues to emphasise the importance of parties to litigation or potential litigation attempting to resolve their dispute by alternative means, and may penalise parties for not doing so. This article explores some of the more common alternative procedures.

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A mother’s love is not infallible – Court of Appeal restores multi-million WFO

22 January 2020

The Court of Appeal has unanimously restored a worldwide freezing injunction against a defendant’s mother, in a useful reminder of the evidence necessary to show a risk of assets being disseminated.

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