Last month the Chancery Division
used the power under s306 of the Companies Act 2006 to order a meeting of the
company. s306 states:
(1) This section applies if for any
reason it is impracticable-
(a) to call a meeting of the company in any...
Placing directors' duties on a
statutory footing opened the floodgates for debate about interpretation of
these duties as to whether the new statutory duties conflicted with the
old common law duties.
However, an overlooked issue is the
The EC have published a Green Paper on
the Professional Qualifications Directive ' (COM) 2011. This Green Paper seeks
to modernise professional qualifications within the EU where the service sector
accounts for 70% of GDP whereas...
The Boston University Law Review has
recently published a series of articles in its journal on fiduciary law.
These publications are the result of a symposium on 'The Role of Fiduciary Law and
Trust in the Twenty-First Century'.
The European Commission has recently
published a press
release announcing plans to revise the Markets in Financial Instruments
Directive (MiFID) in the form of a Directive and a Regulation.
The aim is to ensure all trading venues have to "play...
In company law those who hold the majority of shares "rule" the company. This has been the case since the court in Foss v Harbottle (1843) 2 Hare 46 recognised the principle. If the majority have made a decision to take or not take certain action...
UEA is soon to hold its 7th Annual Conference on competition
This is an international conference on 'Consumers in Competition Policy' taking
place on the 16th and 17th June.
The conference looks at provide answers to some interesting...