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Legal update

20 October 2022 Trigger happy when directors’ duties are the target?

In a judgment handed down yesterday the Supreme Court has affirmed that a so called “creditor duty” exists for directors such that in some circumstances company directors are required to act in accordance with, or to consider the interests of creditors. Those circumstances potentially arise when a company is insolvent or where there is a “probability” of an insolvency. We explore below the “trigger” for such a test to apply and its implications.

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Blog

6 October 2022 Sequana: Supreme clarification on the duty owed to creditors

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the BTI v Sequana appeal and reviewed the existence, content and engagement of the so-called ‘creditor duty’; being the point at which the interest of creditors is said to intrude upon the decision-making of directors of companies in financial distress.

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Legal update

3 August 2022 Banking Transaction Update July 2022 – National transactions

Browne Jacobson continues to see good levels of transactional activity with certain sectors being particularly buoyant: healthcare, financial services, energy & infrastructure and tech.

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Legal update

3 August 2022 Banking Transaction Update July 2022 - North West transactions

There are clearly challenging macro-economic factors at play but at Browne Jacobson we continue to see good levels of transactional activity with certain sectors being particularly buoyant: healthcare, financial services, energy & infrastructure and tech.

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Press release

29 April 2022 Browne Jacobson’s banking specialists advise HSBC UK Bank plc on management buy-out of UK’s largest family owned bicycle distributor

Browne Jacobson’s banking & finance lawyers have advised HSBC UK Bank plc on the financed management buy-out of Derby-based bicycle supplier and distributor, Moore Large for an undisclosed sum.

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Legal update

9 February 2022 Banking Transaction Update February 2022 - North West transactions

Browne Jacobson’s banking & finance team continues to go from strength to strength. Its volumes are currently 25% ahead of last year’s & over the last 12 months the team advised on over 300 transactions across various sectors.

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Legal update

8 February 2022 Banking Transaction Update February 2022 – National transactions

Browne Jacobson’s banking & finance team continues to go from strength to strength. Its volumes are currently 25% ahead of last year’s & over the last 12 months the team advised on over 300 transactions across various sectors.

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Press release

31 January 2022 Browne Jacobson’s national banking & finance team announce £1bn worth of deal activity and 25% deal volume growth in the last 12 months

Over the last 12 months, the team which is made up of 14 specialist banking lawyers advised on over 300 transactions across various sectors including healthcare, private equity, financial services and tech. The deals have a combined value of £1 billion.

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Press release

18 October 2021 Browne Jacobson appoints new head of banking for Manchester to spearhead growth

Browne Jacobson has appointed Graham Ball as the new head of its banking and finance team in Manchester following a period of sustained growth for the firm’s national banking practice.

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Legal update

25 June 2021 Banking transaction update - June 2021

What a difference a year makes! See our transaction updates and our confident output in the Banking and Finance team.

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