The Asset Management Market Study carried out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) raised concerns about weak price competition and the ability of investors to seek the best value. Therefore the FCA has decided to introduce new rules and guidance applicable to authorised fund managers (AFMs) in respect of their management of authorised funds subject […]
The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (Act) grants the right to refer disputes relating to construction operations to adjudication. However, a number of operations under section 105(2) of the Act are excluded from this right. The recent decision of the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) in Equitix v Bester offers helpful guidance on […]
In the recent Court of Appeal judgment of Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the court examined the issue of whether there was an arguable case that Royal Dutch Shell (Shell), as the UK parent company of a Nigerian subsidiary, owed a duty of care to those affected by oil leaks from pipelines and associated […]
What do you do when your architect designs something that is way beyond your budget? That was the issue in the recent case of Riva Properties v Foster + Partners. Oliver Tobin reports. A recent decision of the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has considered the scope of an architect’s duty of care, specifically in […]
Concessions, or F&B, sales remain a critical revenue-source for cinemas, and continue as both a dynamic and evolving marketplace. Indeed, may things yet turn full-circle, with outside concessionaries reoccupying traditional cinema lobby-space? With this prospect ever in mind, Fladgate LLP’s Gavin Whitney offers a reminder of some of the legalities governing the use of foyer-space […]
“It doesn’t take a genius to know that any organization thrives when it has two leaders. Go ahead; name a country that doesn’t have two presidents. A boat that sets sail without two captains. Where would Catholicism be without the Popes?” The Office, ‘The Promotion’ Many projects have various parties ‘for whom a project is […]
Against the backdrop of Carillion, parties need to keep in mind issues of payment upon termination of a construction contract. A recent Court of Appeal decision has confirmed that section 111 of the Construction Act applies to payments due after termination of a contract. A party must give a pay less notice if it wants […]
This quarterly round-up looks into some of the main regulatory developments and trends in fintech regulation during the first quarter of 2018. Moves to regulate The appetite of governments and supervisors to regulate the crypto-world is increasing and, although short-term the position remains uncertain, it is clear that regulation is on its way. Within the […]
How do you commence an LCIA arbitration if you have claims under several similar contracts against one party? Can you really get two LCIA arbitrations for the price of one? The recent decision by the Commercial Court highlights a trap into which the unwary could fall. In A v B  EWHC 3417 (Comm), B […]
Die Zahlungsunfähigkeit der Carillion Gruppe, eines der größten britischen Bau- und Serviceunternehmen im Januar 2018, illustriert die Notwendigkeit, sich frühzeitig mit den vertraglichen Regeln für den Fall einer Insolvenz des Vertragspartners vertraut zu machen. Oftmals geht es nicht nur um Fragen eines Zahlungsausfalls. Sowie eine drohende Insolvenz bekannt wird, sollten die Verträge mit dem relevanten […]
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