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Enviroco Ltd v Farstad Supply A/S – WLR Daily

Enviroco Ltd v Farstad Supply A/S [2011] UKSC 16; [2011] WLR (D) 126

“When a Scottish holding company’s entire shareholding in one of its subsidiary companies had been pledged to a Scottish creditor as security and, pursuant to Scots law, the creditor had become the registered shareholder, the subsidiary company was, for the purposes of section 736 of the Companies Act 1985, no longer a subsidiary of the holding company.”

WLR Daily, 6th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Andersson v Staten genom Kronofogdemyndigheten i Jönköping, Tillsynsmynidigheten – WLR Daily

Andersson v Staten genom Kronofogdemyndigheten i Jönköping, Tillsynsmynidigheten C-30/10; [2011] WLR (D) 44

“A provision of national law which excluded an employee from entitlement under the guarantee of payment of employees’ outstanding claims in the event of their employer’s insolvency, on the ground that the employee within the six months preceding the application for a declaration of insolvency had been the owner of an essential part of the undertaking or business concerned and had had a considerable influence on it activities, was compatible with Parliament and Council Directive 2008/94/EC relating to the protection of employees in the event of the insolvency of their employer.”

WLR Daily, 14th February 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Takeover panel protects target companies with rule changes – OUT-LAW.com

“Long term investors’ interests are too easily damaged by hostile takeovers, the Takeover Panel has said. It will amend the City’s rules on takeovers of publicly traded companies to protect the existing shareholders of target companies.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st October 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

EasyJet feud descends into court battle – The Guardian

“War between budget airline and its largest shareholder moves to high court as Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou accuses easyJet of breaching branding agreement.”

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The Guardian, 13th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Easyjet founder takes airline to court in row over branding rights – The Independent

“A simmering row between flamboyant entrepreneur Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and the company he founded, easyJet, is to be taken to court in a battle which could limit the operation of the no-frills airline, and even lead to it losing its name.”

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The Independent, 9th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Kellogg Brown & Root Holdings (UK) Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Kellogg Brown & Root Holdings (UK) Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2010] EWCA Civ 118; [2010] WLR (D) 53

“For the purposes of capital gains tax in relation to associated companies, under s 286(5)(b) of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992, a ‘group’ did not require any common purpose but was to be given its ordinary meaning of ‘collection’. Where shares were disposed of by the taxpayer to another company and the ultimate parent companies of each were ‘connected persons’ then the taxpayer and the acquiring company were sufficiently connected within s 18(3) of the 1992 Act for the capital loss on the disposal to be deductible only from chargeable gains arising on other disposals between the same two companies.”

WLR Daily, 25th February 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Grays Timber Products Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Grays Timber Products Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2010] UKSC 4; [ 2010] WLR (D) 21

“In assessing whether employment-related securities had been disposed of for a consideration which exceeded their ‘market value’, so as to occasion a charge to income tax, it was necessary to postulate a notional sale between a hypothetical vendor and purchaser, with the personal characteristics of the actual vendor, such as his right under a subscription agreement to a disproportionately large part of the consideration paid, being ignored.”

WLR Daily, 3rd February 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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