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Fiduciary Law Publications
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by David Gibbs

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'. Panel... Read More

Wheeler v Ross (unreported): Power of court to order meeting under s306 Companies Act 2006 approved
Posted on 16 Aug 2011 by David Gibbs

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... Read More

Directors' Duties: Unforeseen consequences of a statutory footing?
Posted on 19 Aug 2011 by David Gibbs

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 way... Read More

EC publishes Green Paper on Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directives
Posted on 25 Aug 2011 by David Gibbs

The EC have published a Green Paper on 'Modernising 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... Read More

Coding, Coding...Gone
Posted on 9 Aug 2011 by David Gibbs

Data collected and coded: It seems like one of those moments where one sits back and reflects on what one has done or an optimist may refer to as "accomplished". After completing the coding of all the fields in to an excel spreadsheet... Read More

European Commission Press Release: New rules for more efficient, resilient and transparent financial markets in Europe
Posted on 14 Nov 2011 by David Gibbs

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... Read More