Directors’ company obligations trump family interests

Directors must be loyal to and to act in the best interests of the company of which they are directors. Whilst directors in a majority family owned business may "owe" moral duties to their family members which may conflict with their duties owed to the company, they must prioritise the interests of the company. The recent judgment, Northampton Borough Council v Cardoza and others [2019] EWHC 26 (Ch) [2019] All ER (D) 130 (Jan), is a timely reminder of these rules. Read more

(Great) legitimate expectation(s)?

On 22 May 2019, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance handed down a lengthy judgment in the high profile Madam Lo v HSBC Trustee case.  As well as grabbing the headlines, the case raised novel points of law which the judge had to grapple with. The result was full vindication for the trustee. Read more

Private equity and owner managed companies

In this webinar, specialists from our private wealth team will work through private equity options for family companies and owner managed businesses and highlight some of the key considerations and typical structures used. The session will also look at common areas for disputes and structuring and drafting techniques for avoiding some of the most prevalent … Read more