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Corporate & Commercial

19 April 2021
Alex Horsbrugh-Porter Director disqualification: 12-year disqualification penalty imposed

Guernsey - Ogier

When considering the penalties imposed on directors of Guernsey companies for misconduct or breaches of the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008, arguably the most serious penalty which can be imposed is a disqualification order. Such an order can, at its highest, be career ending for a director, with the maximum period of disqualification being 15 years. This article examines a recent decision in which the Royal Court imposed a disqualification period of 12 years.

Authors: Alex Horsbrugh-Porter, Michael Rogers
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Vasudha Luniya Analysing the concept of force majeure, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic

India - Clasis Law

In 2020 the central government issued an office memorandum which stated that the hindrances that have occurred within supply chains due to COVID-19 should fall within the purview of natural calamity and thus force majeure clauses may be invoked in situations where deemed appropriate. The crux of the issue is: when can force majeure be invoked due to breaches that have occurred in contracts between parties due to COVID-19?

Authors: Vasudha Luniya, Ankita Mehra
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