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Mark Davison and Jonathan Christy discuss how businesses can protect themselves from legal issues when importing from China so they can get the best out of the market relationship.
Mon, 3 Oct 2022 13:54:42 GMT+01:00
The company concerned owned a group of gold mining companies in Eastern Russia, whose gold was sold mostly to the Russian domestic market. It went into administration after it was crippled by the sanctions imposed following the war in Ukraine.
Lino Di Lorenzo
Mon, 3 Oct 2022 11:42:59 GMT+01:00
A landlord of a Virgin Active Gym premises issued an application for summary judgment against two guarantors of the lease obligations. As is well known, Virgin Active proposed a restructuring plan in 2021, which was approved by the relevant majorities and sanctioned by the court.
Mon, 3 Oct 2022 11:30:31 GMT+01:00
This case considered the effect of the transitional provisions as contained in Article 67(3) of the Withdrawal Agreement governing the continued effect post-31 December 2000 of the Recast European Insolvency Regulation (EU 2015/848) (Recast EIR). Article 67(3)(c) is to the effect that the Recast EIR continues to apply provided that “main” proceedings were opened before 31 December 2020.
Mon, 3 Oct 2022 11:17:10 GMT+01:00
The current occupier of a property, and the trustees in bankruptcy of the trustee company’s ultimate shareholder, sought vesting orders in their favour.
Mon, 3 Oct 2022 11:10:56 GMT+01:00
Mr Yurov applied for his own bankruptcy in early 2020. His trustees subsequently made an application under section 366 of the IA1986 for access to the bank statements for bank accounts that were held in Mrs Yurova’s sole name. In the witness statement in support of the application, the trustees referred to legal advice which suggested that, under Russian law, 50% of the balances in Mrs Yurova’s bank accounts belonged to the bankrupt.
Mon, 3 Oct 2022 11:03:41 GMT+01:00
Prior to entering administration, London Oil and Gas Ltd (LOG) had lent monies to Atlantic Petroleum (AP). LOG in turn borrowed monies from London Capital & Finance PLC (LCF) and owed LCF c.£122m. LPE Support Limited (LPE) also borrowed £18m from LCF.
Mon, 3 Oct 2022 10:56:16 GMT+01:00
Here are some recent litigation cases that may be of interest.
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 15:40:24 GMT+01:00
In recent years, nutrient pollution (particularly from nitrogen and phosphorous) has become a significant problem affecting a range of river and other freshwater habitats and estuaries. The concern is that increased nutrient levels in excess of safe thresholds that come from new developments find their ways into local watercourses and have a profound impact on the water quality in a wider catchment area.
Christine de Ferrars Green
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 15:35:09 GMT+01:00
The Dispute Resolution conference is an opportunity for North West practitioners and DR enthusiasts to share good practice, learn and reflect on how to improve outcomes for families going through separation, and to network.
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 14:54:21 GMT+01:00
Arguments about whether without prejudice privilege applies, often caused by inappropriate labelling of correspondence, can lead to costly satellite litigation. Recently, there has been concern about professional ethics and the improper use of the label. Test your knowledge with our ten common myths or misunderstandings about this confusing concept.
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 11:10:05 GMT+01:00
Bitesize webinars for the construction and engineering risk market.
Wed, 28 Sep 2022 15:48:27 GMT+01:00
Duncan Astill will be speaking at a joint care home webinar on Care Quality Commission: inspection and regulatory investigations hosted by Lockton
Wed, 28 Sep 2022 12:47:27 GMT+01:00
Cover Talk is a series of bitesized webinars aimed specifically at insurers, insurance brokers and those working in the insurance sector.
Wed, 28 Sep 2022 11:15:28 GMT+01:00
For businesses and individuals, sometimes the severity of harm being done to you requires an application for urgent injunctive relief, before any underlying claim has been determined. This article is based on Mills & Reeve’s extensive recent experience in both seeking and resisting interim injunctions in different sectors. It highlights some of the key issues for parties potentially involved in such cases.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 16:20:13 GMT+01:00
A series of virtual discussions with leaders, key players and “up and coming” specialists in the tech scene on how women can break into the industry, overcome challenges and forge a meaningful and successful career in tech.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 14:41:10 GMT+01:00
Together with specialist lawyers from some of our best friend firms from around the world, we are running a series of 30 minute live webinars looking at key developments and opportunities in the higher education sector in their jurisdictions.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:01:09 GMT+01:00
Public inquiries are used most commonly to look into issues of national importance. The Covid Inquiry will create debate, interest and will no doubt be controversial. This article looks at some of the broader issues relating to public inquiries and what we may expect to see over the next few months, if not years.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 12:01:50 GMT+01:00
Much of a company’s worth lies in its intangible assets, in this session we explore how best to protect them.
Mon, 26 Sep 2022 13:21:46 GMT+01:00
Join us for the next in our series of our Family Matters webinar, No marriage, no claim? on Thursday 13 October.
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 14:33:00 GMT+01:00
Our second Breaking Ground webinar on the Building Safety Act 2022 will look at its changes to the Defective Premises Act 1972 and how they might affect the Professional Indemnity insurance market.
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 13:47:05 GMT+01:00
The next in our series of webinars focusing on important employment issues affecting higher education institutions.
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 11:54:25 GMT+01:00
A series of webinars for in-house lawyers looking for practical and commercial advice during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wed, 21 Sep 2022 17:46:57 GMT+01:00
Leading national law firm Mills & Reeve has appointed Alison Ross Eckford and Thilo Schneider as new partners.
Wed, 21 Sep 2022 16:32:23 GMT+01:00
Arbitration is a contract-based dispute resolution mechanism, an alternative to court. A Request for Arbitration is what one party, the Claimant, sends to the other side to commence this process. If you have been served with a Request for Arbitration and do not have lawyers on board, there are certain technical points you should check before you respond to the other side which can give you an advantage if you do not want to go through the arbitration process.
Tue, 20 Sep 2022 10:36:05 GMT+01:00
Data breaches in healthcare- what you need to know to be compliant with the UK GDPR webinar.
Thu, 15 Sep 2022 14:16:48 GMT+01:00
While the FCA has wide-ranging powers under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) (and other legislation) to gather information and documents, regulated firms on the receiving end of FCA requests often find them difficult to navigate in practice.
Thu, 15 Sep 2022 11:59:05 GMT+01:00
The FCA has written to firms asking them to review their financial promotions used to sell buy now pay later (BNPL) agreements to ensure they meet regulatory requirements.
Thu, 15 Sep 2022 11:51:20 GMT+01:00
On 29 August 2022, the EU and Ukraine deposited instruments to respectively accede and ratify the Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters 2019 (Hague 2019). Hague 2019 will come into force in the EU and Ukraine on 1 September 2023.
Wed, 14 Sep 2022 14:22:45 GMT+01:00
The next webinar in our Family Matters series
Tue, 13 Sep 2022 20:13:18 GMT+01:00
In a recent appeal, the court upheld the decision of a district judge refusing to annul a bankruptcy order under section 282(1)(a) of the Insolvency Act 1986.
Tue, 13 Sep 2022 15:42:40 GMT+01:00
Court sanctions a restructuring plan for an SME involving a “cram up” of HMRC.
Tue, 13 Sep 2022 10:24:59 GMT+01:00
Mills & Reeve has advised Gravitee.io on a $30 million Series B fundraising in a move to fuel growth of its API Management and security platform.
Mon, 12 Sep 2022 15:22:31 GMT+01:00
Data privacy remains a huge topic in the life sciences sector given the sheer volume of personal data that is involved in any type of research using health data of individuals.
Mon, 12 Sep 2022 11:04:01 GMT+01:00
Highly experienced children and fertility lawyer, Colin Rogerson, will bring his international reputation as one of the UK’s go-to surrogacy lawyers as Mills & Reeve’s head of fertility law.
Mon, 12 Sep 2022 10:45:35 GMT+01:00
The joint administrators of AGL Realisations Limited were administrators for 19 companies in the Arcadia Group. When they entered administration, nine of the companies were expected to be solvent. However, in April 2022, the companies moved into creditors voluntary liquidation (CVL) and the applicants became the joint liquidators of the companies.
Thu, 8 Sep 2022 15:05:55 GMT+01:00
The latest decision on the failure of a hotel development where investors were purportedly granted long leases over hotel rooms in return for investment has taken place in Northern Ireland.
Thu, 8 Sep 2022 14:52:40 GMT+01:00
The administrators were appointed over two property development companies owning high-value properties in Primrose Hill, London. The properties were sold for c.£62m resulting in the first-ranking secured lender being largely repaid. The applicants were a lower ranking secured lender.
Thu, 8 Sep 2022 14:39:49 GMT+01:00
In August 2013, Barclays appointed administrators over three companies (including Rhino Enterprises Properties Limited) following an unsatisfied demand they had served. The joint administrators investigated possible claims against Barclays including a mis-selling claim, but opted not to pursue those and instead sold some of the company’s properties to pay creditors. They then left office and obtained their releases after the companies successfully implemented CVAs.
Lino Di Lorenzo
Thu, 8 Sep 2022 14:11:12 GMT+01:00
On 15 July 2022, the Healthy Homes Bill received its second reading in the House of Lords.
Thu, 8 Sep 2022 10:51:28 GMT+01:00
Partner Doug McDonald announced as new technology sector lead in a move that will further enhance the firm’s offering to clients.
Wed, 7 Sep 2022 14:40:31 GMT+01:00
Mills & Reeve is expanding its Government sector team to meet growing client demand.
Wed, 7 Sep 2022 14:09:56 GMT+01:00
National law firm Mills & Reeve has launched a ‘one lawyer, one couple’ divorce service to provide a more amicable and cost-effective solution to separation.
Wed, 7 Sep 2022 09:08:00 GMT+01:00
The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (the NSI Act) came into force in January 2022. It affects a wide range of potential transactions, from M&A to IP licensing. The legislation gives wide scope to Government in taking steps to stop transactions on national security grounds. Although extensive guidance is available indicating how the legislation will be applied, until a bank of prior decisions has been built up it is difficult for businesses to understand how their proposed deals might be affected. We are now beginning to see some transactions going through the process, shedding some light on the likely approach that will be taken.
Fri, 2 Sep 2022 14:43:16 GMT+01:00
This article outlines the outcome of the decision in the case of Jones v Zurich Insurance.
Thu, 1 Sep 2022 14:15:06 GMT+01:00
High Court confirms that FCA final notice findings are inadmissible as evidence in civil proceedings, AXA France IARD SA v Santander Cards UK Ltd 
Thu, 25 Aug 2022 16:22:27 GMT+01:00
Introduction Agreements, Finder’s Fee Agreements and Intermediary Agreements are a common occurrence especially where businesses are looking for a larger pool of potential parties to engage with or are seeking to rely on someone’s expertise to secure what they are looking for.
Thu, 25 Aug 2022 15:13:16 GMT+01:00
In the first article in our “What to do if…” series, where we provide a how to guide to common dispute-based issues faced by businesses, we consider what to do if you suspect your business is being defrauded.
Wed, 24 Aug 2022 15:49:45 GMT+01:00
Section 944 of the Companies Act 2006 serves to protect minority shareholders in circumstances where the affairs of a company are being conducted in a manner which is unfairly prejudicial to their interests. The most common remedy is an order for the purchase of the minority shareholding.
Tue, 23 Aug 2022 11:36:24 GMT+01:00
We understand how important your global strategy is. Together with specialist lawyers from some of our best friend firms from around the world, we are running a series of 30 minute live webinars looking at key developments and opportunities in the higher education sector in their jurisdictions.
Mon, 22 Aug 2022 11:49:40 GMT+01:00