I recently attended a
conference on Directors'
Duties and Shareholder Litigation in Wake of the Financial Crisis at Leeds
Discussion focused mainly on s172 and the new statutory derivative claim, but
there was also interesting...
As many of you may have read about
this morning, Carol
Bartz, CEO of Yahoo! Inc, was fired . A single instance of a female CEO
being fired: But what can this potentially tell us about the phenomenon of
In December, The Times reported an increase in reports to
the Insolvency Service about directors from 3539 in 2002 to 7030 in 2009. The
number of directors disqualified has decreased from 1594 to 1387.
The Insolvency Service budget has fallen...
The Queen's Bench Division recently passed judgment in
Cambridge v Makin  EWHC 12 (QB) available here . The
case made reference to but did not decide upon a director's conflict of
interest including a conflict of duties.
Last year the Supreme Court passed
down its judgment on a matter regarding de facto directors.
De facto directors are those who were either appointed defectively or were not
appointed at all. Holland deals with this latter type of de facto director...
discussion about a year long inquiry by the High Pay Commission as to
executive remuneration is available on the BBC
website . The full report can be found here .
See here for the news
Also, see here for the full business...
The European Commission announced that there will be
in Brussels 16-17th May.
This two day conference will cover areas including:
1) Corporate mobility and European company law
2) A European Model Company Act
3) Workers' participation...