Tag Archives: UK

Report Bolsters Certainty of UK Renewable Energy Future

Back in January, I wrote a blog titled Emerging Renewable Risks of 2012, where I discussed the uncertainty of renewable energy globally. I’m happy to report that a recently published Crown Estate study shines some light on the subject of … Continue reading →

The Bribery Act Gets Off to a Slow Start

UK Bribery Act

With the Bribery Act’s main prosecuting authority distracted, it is perhaps not surprising that the only successful prosecution involving the Bribery Act so far in the UK has been brought by the Crown Prosecution Service. Continue reading →

Best of British for UK’s Green Plans?

Should Britain emulate South Korea, Germany, and France in offshore wind, and favour local industry? asks Tim Halperin-Smith, the divisional director of our renewable energy practice. Continue reading →

A New Litigation Landscape in the UK?

This month, Royal Assent was granted to the unpromisingly named “Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act”.  Although you would not guess it from the title, aspects of this new Act have the potential significantly to alter the landscape … Continue reading →

“Business Common Sense” Prevails in Commercial Contract Dispute

A recent decision by the UK Supreme Court in Rainy Sky S.A. and others v Kookmin Bank marks a subtle but welcome change of approach to the interpretation of commercial contracts including of course insurance contracts. Continue reading →

SFO to “Vigorously Pursue” Investors Who Benefit From Illegal Company Dividends

A warning issued by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) yesterday has left investors quaking in their boots. As reported in the Financial Times today, the SFO has for the first time won a Civil Recovery Order under The Proceeds … Continue reading →

D&O Insurance: Mind the Gap

To what extent is there a gap between the actual or perceived risk factors affecting directors of large companies in the current economic climate and the insurance designed to protect against these risks? That was the question which lay behind … Continue reading →

James Murdoch Gets His Own Lawyers – But at What Cost?

How can directors best protect themselves from having to pay large legal fees when they find themselves in conflict with the companies on whose boards they sit? Continue reading →

Scariest Power Risk: Blackout Britain

As aging power plants are closed, the margin of generating capacity in the UK over demand, could fall to as little as 5% by 2018. Continue reading →