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27 May 2021

Corporate and commercial disputes update – May 2021


Welcome to our corporate and commercial disputes update, a new bi-annual publication in which we summarise some of the most significant decisions from corporate and commercial cases in the English courts. This edition includes:

  • Facing up to responsibility: Parent liability for overseas subsidiary actions in the English courts
  • Inducing a subsidiary's breach of contract: a look at the merits (Kawasaki v Kemball)
  • No quantum leap in the doctrine of restraint of trade
  • The winner takes it all (the loser's Ts and Cs were too small): Green v Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited t/a Betfred 
  • Give credit where credit's due: settlement agreements and the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CFL Finance v Laser Trust & Gertner)
  • When is an error a manifest error?
  • Disputes about dispute resolution clauses: keep it simple AdActive Media v Ingrouille
  • Winding-up a company as a means of resolving a shareholder dispute: Chu v Lau
  • No harm, no foul – liquidated damages clause upheld by the Commercial Court (De Havilland v Spicejet)
  • Compulsory Share Acquisitions: What is a "fair value"?
  • Minimising mistakes: the Supreme Court restricts limitation period for mistake of law claims

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