Climate-related disclosures for issuers: FCA publishes final rules

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a Policy Statement (PS20/17) and final rules and guidance in relation to climate-related financial disclosures for UK premium listed companies. Companies will be required to include a statement in their annual financial report which sets out whether their disclosures are consistent with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) June … Read more

High Court provides further insights on the risks of Quincecare claims against banks

The High Court has recently handed down another interesting decision on the so-called Quincecare duty: Roberts v The Royal Bank of Scotland plc [2020] EWHC 3141 (Comm). Quincecare duty claims typically arise where a bank received a payment mandate from an authorised signatory of its customer, and executed the order, in circumstances where (allegedly) there … Read more

Shaping the boundaries of collective redress in Germany – a glimpse of the future under an EU representative action regime?

A recent judgment handed down by Germany’s highest civil court will be of interest to financial institutions concerned about so-called class action tourism. In a decision that will help shape the boundaries of collective redress in Germany, the German court has dismissed a claim brought against a financial institution under the Model Declaratory Action procedure. … Read more

High Court dismisses unconscionable bargain and lawful act economic duress defences raised in context of lender’s claim

The High Court has granted a lender’s application for summary judgment in relation to its USD $10.5 million claim against a borrower and guarantor for outstanding sums due under finance agreements: Adare Finance DAC v Yellowstone Capital Management SA & Anor [2020] EWHC 2760 (Comm). The decision will be welcomed by financial institutions considering their … Read more