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Company & Commercial

10 February 2020
Garon Anthony Beware of Quincecare: update from Supreme Court

United Kingdom - Squire Patton Boggs

In 2018 the Court of Appeal rejected a stockbrocker's appeal against the High Court's decision that it owed a client a Quincecare duty. In a recent ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeal's decision. The client's Quincecare claim was held not to have been defeated by illegality as, in the circumstances, the fraud of a sole shareholder of a company should not be attributed to the company itself.

Author: Garon Anthony
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New statement on key reminders for audit committees

USA - Cooley LLP

While company managements have long engaged with shareholders at annual meetings and investor presentations, the notion of director engagement with shareholders is a more recent development. But why is shareholder engagement increasingly being added to corporate director job descriptions? This article posits several theories for the trend and identifies the most common engagement topics, provides data on the frequency of engagement and highlights emerging practices relating to director engagement.

Author: Cydney Posner
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How will companies and CEOs meet corporate social responsibility challenges?

USA - Cooley LLP

Author: Cydney Posner
Emily Downie Collapse of Thomas Cook: BEIS letter of recommendations

United Kingdom - Squire Patton Boggs

Authors: Emily Downie, Hannah Crosland
Rhidian David More flexible regime for intra-group guarantees issued by public limited companies

France - Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Authors: Rhidian David, Agnes Braka-Calas
Eugenio Vaccari Supreme Court of Cassation rules on chair and deputy chair duties and directors' revocation

Italy - Grieco e Associati

Author: Eugenio Vaccari
Vlad Săndulescu Parliament eases procedure for setting up new companies

Romania - Schoenherr

Author: Vlad Săndulescu
Agus Ahadi Deradjat Government acts to regulate booming e-commerce sector and foreign providers operating in Indonesian market

Indonesia - Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro

Authors: Agus Ahadi Deradjat, Mahiswara Timur
Mirosław Cejmer Disposal of shares in private companies after introduction of universal dematerialisation

Poland - Kubas Kos Gałkowski

Authors: Mirosław Cejmer, Jacek Becker