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January 2016

D&O and FI Newsletter - Winter 2016

D&O and FI Newsletter - Winter 2016

DAC Beachcroft's D&O and FI newsletter features topical issues for our global clients and contacts

SecureData Threat Advisory Update

SecureData Threat Advisory Update

DELL Phish – 06 January 2016 'Technical Support' Scammers appear to be getting more sophisticated, with access to unique identifiers such as machine ...

Resolving mistakes in pensions and trust documentation: A glimmer of hope

Resolving mistakes in pensions and trust documentation: A glimmer of hope

The recent High Court decision in December 2015 of Re BCA Pension Plan [2015] All ER(D)38 (Dec) has highlighted the rarely used, straightforward and i ...

The "Cybercrime Bill" is published

The "Cybercrime Bill" is published

The Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016, more commonly referred to as the "Cybercrime Bill", has finally been publis ...

Illegality defence: The position of directors considered – the latest from the Court of Appeal

Illegality defence: The position of directors considered – the latest from the Court of Appeal

In Sharma v Top Brands Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 1140, the Court of Appeal refused to allow a former liquidator of a company (which was a vehicle for VAT fr ...

Are US style class actions really coming to the UK?

Are US style class actions really coming to the UK?

On 1 October 2015, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 came into force and introduced “opt-out class actions” for the first time in the UK.  

Exposure of D&Os to Liability for Environmental Damages in Brazil

Exposure of D&Os to Liability for Environmental Damages in Brazil

Environmental legislation is a key issue in Brazil. Brazil hosts one of the largest biomes in the globe, the Amazon rainforest, as well as other biodi ...

Professional indemnity claims in emerging economies: Accounting for IFRS 9

Professional indemnity claims in emerging economies: Accounting for IFRS 9

In its July 2009 report to the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and its US equivalent, the FASB, the Financial Crisis Advisory Group (F ...

Beware residential tenants' rights of first refusal in mixed use buildings

Beware residential tenants' rights of first refusal in mixed use buildings

Should a Landlord wish to dispose of its interest in an apartment block, the residential flat owners are given the right under the Landlord and Tenant ...

One strike and out: Should claims be dismissed summarily for underpayment of court fees?

One strike and out: Should claims be dismissed summarily for underpayment of court fees?

A recent High Court decision has examined the extent to which Claimants will be penalised by the courts for the underpayment of court fees and will be ...