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The Negative Pledge And Disposal Restrictions: Carve-Outs And Remedies For Breach
A simple loan agreement will set out the terms of the debt and interest provisions, repayment and acceleration events. That sort of agreement is often sufficient for intragroup or shareholder debt.
9 Oct 2017
ASIC Releases Its Guidance On ICOs
On 28 September 2017, the ASIC released Information Sheet 225 which provides its view on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and their application in relation to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
5 Oct 2017
Steady Steps Forward For Qatar
As the crisis between the GCC remains unresolved, the adverse impact of the crisis and the blockade on Qatar cannot be ignored.
3 Oct 2017
Too Many Cooks In The Kitchen – Deadlocked Management Leads To LLC Dissolution
In In re GR BURGR, LLC, C.A. No. 12825-VCS (Aug. 25, 2017), the Delaware Court of Chancery exercised its power under Section 18-802 of the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act to effect...
United States
2 Oct 2017
Chancery Court Dismisses Breach Of Contract And Fiduciary Duty Claims Brought Under An Unenforceable Contract
In Eagle Force Holdings, LLC v. Campbell, No. 10803-VCMR (Del. Ch. Ct. September 1, 2017), the Court of Chancery dismissed plaintiffs' breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims against the...
United States
28 Sep 2017
Chancery Court Dismisses Breach Of Contract Claim Due To Plaintiff's Failure To Proffer A Reasonable Construction Of Merger Agreement Provision
In Fortis Advisors LLC v. Shire US Holdings, Inc., No. 12147-VCS (Del. Ch. Aug. 9, 2017), the plaintiff, Fortis Advisors LLC, which was acting as representative (the "Representative") for the former stockholders...
United States
28 Sep 2017
Chancery Court Dismisses Stockholders' Breach Of Fiduciary Duty And Aiding And Abetting Claims Relating To Stock-For-Stock Merger
In In re MeadWestvaco Stockholders Litigation, the defendants moved to dismiss class action claims brought by stockholders of MeadWestvaco Corporation for breach of fiduciary duty and aiding and abetting claims...
United States
28 Sep 2017
Chancery Court Holds That Express Merger Provisions Prevail Over Alleged Extra-Contractual Misrepresentations
In Sparton Corporation v. Joseph F. O'Neil et al., the Delaware Court of Chancery granted the defendants' motion to dismiss in its entirety because the plaintiff failed to state a claim for fraud and breach of contract.
United States
28 Sep 2017
Crowdfunding For Success
. It is estimated that the global crowdfunding industry raised $US45 billion in 2015.
25 Sep 2017
Securities Over The Blockchain Expected To Get Legal Framework In France This Fall
The French Act no.2016-1691 dated 9 December 2016 on Transparency, Anti-Corruption and Modernization of Economic Life empowered the Government to amend the regulatory framework to facilitate the transmission of certain financial securities through blockchain technology.
21 Sep 2017
Unfair Contract Terms In Small Business Contracts: ACCC Takes Its First Court Action Against JJ Richards
The case studies detailed in the report provide useful insights into the types of terms that may be considered likely to be unfair by the ACCC.
United States
20 Sep 2017
General Counsel In The Age Of Disruption: The Power And Pitfalls Of External Partnerships
The complexity of today's business environment, especially the introduction of new technologies, means that companies can no longer rely on themselves to stay on the cutting edge.
United States
19 Sep 2017
Chancery Court Declines To Dismiss Fiduciary Claims Arising From A Self-Tender Offer
In Buttonwood Tree Value Partners L.P., et al. v. R.L. Polk & Co., Inc., et al., the Delaware Chancery Court denied, in part, a motion to dismiss claims for breach of the fiduciary duty of loyalty..
United States
18 Sep 2017
Japan's Competition Regulator Questions Lng Destination Clauses
The Japan Fair Trade Commission ("JFTC"), Japan's competition regulator, recently published results of an investigation into destination restrictions in liquefied natural gas ("LNG") supply contracts.
18 Sep 2017
An Overview Of The Volcker Rule
The final regulations implementing the Volcker Rule, which were proposed by the responsible U.S. federal agencies—the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve)...
United States
14 Sep 2017
Hong Kong Securities And Futures Commission Statement On Initial Coin Offerings
The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a statement about initial coin offerings (ICOs) on 5 September.
Hong Kong
14 Sep 2017
Hong Kong And South Korea On ICOs
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission released a statement discussing whether existing regulations could be applicable to ICOs. This is a move likely precipitated by China's ban on ICOs announced earlier this week
14 Sep 2017
Australian Securities And Investments Commission Announces The Commencement Date For Its Crowd-Sourced Funding Regime
From this date, applications can be submitted via the existing ASIC ‘eLicensing' portal.
14 Sep 2017
Workplace Relations Risks To Franchisors And Holding Companies Rise
The Federal Parliament this week passed the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (the Act), with some last minute amendments agreed to by the Government.
13 Sep 2017
A Game-Changer For Industrial And Commercial Leasing? 'Business-To-Business' Services And The 'Ultimate Consumer' Test
A recent decision of the Court of Appeal has potentially far reaching implications for industrial and commercial leasing practice in Victoria.
7 Sep 2017
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