Conducting business thorough private companies is a complex and challenging enterprise and one which is increasingly subject to scrutiny by regulators and Parliamentary Committees.
The effective and efficient investigation, identification and resolution of disputes which could be detrimental to wellbeing of the company, the people it employs and with whom it trades is a part of conducting business in a competitive and fast moving commercial world.
Our team of talented dispute resolution solicitors has a wealth of experience in advising boards of directors, groups of shareholders and individuals on the whole range of disputes and disagreements that arise in the corporate world and our expertise spans compromise through mediation to resolution by litigation and arbitration, providing exceptional levels of advice and service in a range of disputes including:
- commercial fraud
- corporate governance
- deadlocked boards
- director disputes
- directors duties and liabilities
- internal investigations
- removal of directors
- shareholder disputes
- shareholder agreements
Climate change action against directors dismissed07 June 2022
In one of the first cases of its kind, the High Court has dismissed an application to bring a claim for breach of duty against directors who, it was said, had failed to create a credible plan for disinvestment from fossil fuels.
Directors’ duties and climate change litigation: if not now, when?17 November 2021
For the last two weeks, many of us have been watching events unfold at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference. Each day seemed to bring a mixed bag of news, some positive and some disappointing.
Enforcing arbitral awards in England & Wales29 October 2021
Where a party has obtained a favourable arbitration award in a jurisdiction other than England and Wales and the respondent to those arbitration proceedings has assets in this jurisdiction, the successful party may wish to enforce the arbitration award here. This guide will consider the steps that the successful party must take in order to be able to do so.
Jurisdiction Challenges29 October 2021
Where a claim is litigated can be very important. This inbrief provides you with a guide on how to challenge the jurisdiction of the English courts if a claim is started here. We also highlight the steps that can be taken in England if a claim is commenced elsewhere, even though you believe it should be litigated or arbitrated in England.
“A net from which there is no escape”: takeaways from recent cases on dishonesty and conspiracy11 October 2021
The case of Lakatamia Shipping Co Limited v Nobu Su is one of a number of recent judgments to grapple with questions of honesty and credibility.
Enforcing a Chinese Judgment in England09 September 2021
It is important for winning parties to be able to enforce judgments made in their favour. Before issuing proceedings claimants will often need to consider where the assets of a potential defendant are located and whether any judgment obtained can be enforced in the country where the judgment debtor has assets. If a proposed defendant to Chinese proceedings holds assets in England, it will be particularly important for a claimant to examine whether an English court will enforce a Chinese judgment in their favour.
SPA warranty claims – case update01 September 2021
In our article “SPA warranty claims - getting the notice right” we set out the common notice requirements that need to be complied with when making a warranty claim under an SPA, and the importance of complying with those requirements.
Misrepresentation: the pitfalls of pre-contract statements22 July 2021
Prior to the conclusion of a contract parties will often make statements to each other - during negotiations, in tender documents and in a variety of other ways. Most pre-contract statements are carefully considered. But sometimes statements are made which are false or misleading. When false statements induce an innocent party to enter into a contract the consequences can be serious.