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IP Briefing: Opinions in the cases of VE Vegas Investors and ors v Henry Shinners and ors (‘Vegas’) and Tailby & Courtman v Hutchinson Telecom (‘Tailby’)

The Factual Background

Both cases concerned applications made in the English courts to replace Administrators as a result of perceived conflicts of interest. 

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I’m in Helsinki this week for a joint INSOL/INSOL Europe conference discussing reform of Insolvency and restructuring law in the Nordic states.

 
Our main involvement with the Nordic states comes dealing with Norwegian colleagues in relation to cross border cases (often involving North Sea Oil and Gas assets, where it is common for a Norwegian parent company to have a subsidiary registered in Aberdeen, or vice versa). However, it transpires that there is a fair amount of cross border activity between Finland and Sweden too with Swedish registered companies operating from Finland and so on.
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IP Briefing: Directions: Bomb Shelter or Prudent Resource for Office Holders

Introduction

Lord Clark issued his Opinion in respect of the directions sought by the Administrator of Dawson International Plc, in a judgement delivered on 30th May 2018. The case has a fairly complex factual and legal background. For present purposes it will suffice to say that Dawson arguably took over responsibility for a mill near the Scottish and English border at Berwick-upon-Tweed. Dawson also arguably took responsibility for certain contaminated land over the English border.

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Electronic Data in the Scottish Courts

I attended a conference at the Court of Session earlier this week, which was hosted by the Commercial Judges of the Court of Session.  The conference concerned the use of electronic data in disclosure and also in the presentation of evidence – particularly in the Commercial Courts.I attended a conference at the Court of Session earlier this week, which was hosted by the Commercial Judges of the Court of Session.  The conference concerned the use of electronic data in disclosure and also in the presentation of evidence – particularly in the Commercial Courts.

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IP Briefing: The Reporter’s Remit

The Background

Lord Bannatyne has issued his opinion in the Note of The Provisional/Interim Liquidator of Equal Exchange Trading Limited [2018] CSOH 35 which stands in stark contrast to the Sheriff Court Judgement of Sheriff Jamieson in the case of S & M Livestock Limited of November last year.

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