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Bartz firing and "group think": An apple is an apple no matter what you call it
Posted on 7 Sep 2011 by David Gibbs

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 "group-think"? Group-think is... Read More

Holland [2010] UKSC 51: Extracting a rationale for determining de facto directors
Posted on 14 Sep 2011 by David Gibbs

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... Read More

How much is too much?
Posted on 22 Nov 2011 by David Gibbs

A short 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 article. Also, see here for the full business... Read More

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