Directors’ Duties: A Recap

Directors’ Duties: A Recap

Directors’ Duties: A Recap Directors of a company are subject to a number of duties which have the purpose of protecting the shareholders of a company by ensuring that directors can be held to account for the way in which they manage the day-to-day affairs of a...
Government oversight in national and international M&A

Government oversight in national and international M&A

Government oversight in national and international M&A In Her Majesty’s December 2019 speech, the Queen revealed that a new bill would be introduced which will allow the government greater oversight into M&A in order to protect national security. This Bill...
SPAS and ‘Conduct of Claims’ Provisions

SPAS and ‘Conduct of Claims’ Provisions

SPAS and ‘Conduct of Claims’ Provisions Warranties and indemnities are a vital part of a corporate sale for both the parties, operating to reallocate the risks of the transaction between them.  Warranties are promises or assurances from a seller to a...
Virtual Signings and Digital Execution of Deeds

Virtual Signings and Digital Execution of Deeds

Virtual Signings and Digital Execution of Deeds We are increasingly being asked by clients about signing deeds and documents digitally, both in standard commercial matters and where virtual signings and closings are necessary. Given that electronic correspondence is...
Data Privacy: Challenges, Enforcement and Unification

Data Privacy: Challenges, Enforcement and Unification

Question one – Challenges  What do you see as the biggest challenges for data privacy in your jurisdiction during the next decade? Is technology a factor? Uncertainty provided by Brexit extends to data protection. At the time of writing, the provisions of the...
Relying on Written Resolutions? Directors, take care to ensure validity

Relying on Written Resolutions? Directors, take care to ensure validity

Companies must note that ‘resolutions’ which have been agreed by the company’s shareholders by way of written resolution must have been circulated on the authority of the company’s board – otherwise the resolutions will be invalid.  A company discovered this to its...