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The High Court considered whether express warranties in a share
purchase agreement could also be representations and therefore
found a £16.75 million claim for misrepresentation rather than a
£6m claim for breach of contract.
21 February 2013
"Enterprise Management Incentives" or "EMI" - whilst not the
catchiest label, this UK share option scheme offers tremendous
tax-efficiencies for employees and directors of companies that
qualify to use them. Better still, the Government has announced its
intention to bring new legislation into force in April 2013 which
will extend the even more remarkable "entrepreneurs' relief" tax
treatment to certain EMI option shares.
09 January 2013
Despite a difficult backdrop, European M&A activity remains
impressively steady thanks to foreign investment and the increasing
appetite for deals from Asia.
12 December 2012
Whilst warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance has been
available for some time, its use in private company acquisitions
has become much more established in the past few years. The
increasing need for sellers to achieve clean exits, general caution
in the markets and the relatively cheap cost of W&I insurance
have made it more attractive than other "deal-deadlock" solutions
such as placing sale proceeds in escrow (which locks in the
seller's funds) or bank guarantees (which can be administratively
time-consuming, expensive and require security). Our article
answers some of the questions we are commonly asked.
15 November 2012
David Roberts looks at the increasingly converging nature of the leisure industry as it looks to diversify business models in an increasingly competitive market.
18 July 2012
Given our position as the only TMT focused law firm in South East Asia, when the opportunity came to attend the Asia Pacific Pay-TV Operators Summit (APOS) at the end of April, we didn't hesitate to RSVP.
31 May 2012
Facebook will obtain such vast corporation tax deductions from its recent IPO that it may avoid paying any US corporate income tax for many years.
22 May 2012
63 floors, 3 countries, one latte...Welcome to Singapore
14 February 2012