Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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August 2016

Can post EU Referendum price hikes be forced upon Trusts?

Can post EU Referendum price hikes be forced upon Trusts?

A number of Trusts are facing the threat of price increases in their supply contracts as a result of the diminished value of the Pound, an issue which ...

Banking & Finance Disputes Journal - August 2016

Banking & Finance Disputes Journal - August 2016

DAC Beachcroft's Banking & Finance Disputes Update focuses on events occurring within the banking, financial, city business and general regulatory ...

Further fines imposed by the FCA for insider trading

Further fines imposed by the FCA for insider trading

On 15 July 2016, the FCA imposed a fine of £59,557.00 on Gavin Breeze ("Mr Breeze"), a Jersey resident, in respect of shares which he sold in Septembe ...

Preliminary decision against FCA opens way for further action: Grout v FCA

Preliminary decision against FCA opens way for further action: Grout v FCA

In a recent decision of the Upper Tribunal, a preliminary issue has been decided against the FCA in an ancillary claim arising out of mis-trading perp ...

Interest rates on non-contractual damages depend on the currency the loss was suffered in

Interest rates on non-contractual damages depend on the currency the loss was suffered in

The claimant, AS Latvijas Krajbanki, a Latvian bank, was given judgment at a previous hearing.

FCA thematic review puts dark pool trading in the spotlight

FCA thematic review puts dark pool trading in the spotlight

On 21 July 2016, the FCA published a report on its thematic review of the UK equity marketplace, focusing on dark pools and broker crossing networks ( ...

FCA fines Towergate £2.6m for hole in client and insurer accounts

FCA fines Towergate £2.6m for hole in client and insurer accounts

Towergate Underwriting Group Limited ("Towergate") is an insurance intermediary which holds both client and insurer money. This month the FCA fined To ...

The UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

The UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

Partner Matthew Wescott has contributed the article The UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration published in The Int ...

Whistleblowing: A worker can sue both the end user, as well as their employer, if the end user also determines the terms of an engagement

Whistleblowing: A worker can sue both the end user, as well as their employer, if the end user also determines the terms of an engagement

In this case the EAT clarified the meaning of the extended definition of "worker" in section 43K of the Employment Rights Act 1996, which applies to p ...

Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010: in force from today

Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010: in force from today

Replacing the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930, the 2010 Act removes the need for multiple sets of proceedings by allowing a third par ...