英国法金杜面面观重磅回归!本系列短文涵盖2020年上半年英国法院判决所涉及的主要企业和商业问题。企业在起草和谈判协议时,应予以考虑。

尽管新冠肺炎疫情影响了许多英国国内外企业,但英国法院的案件审理并未停滞。本系列短文主旨不是详尽罗列这段时间英国法院作出的所有判决,而是选择了今年到目前为止法院审理的五个重要案件进行分析。请点击下文的标题链接,了解详细内容。
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The UK High Court recently considered the application of section 117 of the Companies Act 2006 (“s.117”), which sets out the parameters for responding to a request by a member of a company to inspect the company’s register of members and the ability of a Company to refuse the request. The Court in this case dismissed an application to refuse the provision of a company’s register of members on the grounds that the company had failed to prove that the request had not been made for a “proper purpose”.
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英国高等法院最近审理了一起涉及2006年《公司法》第117条(“第117条”)适用性的案件。该条规定了回应公司股东请求检查公司股东名册的依据以及公司拒绝该请求的能力。本案中,法院驳回了某公司提出的一项拒绝提供公司股东名册的申请,理由是该公司未能证明提供公司股东名册的请求并非出于“适当目的”。
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This year has shown us that when it comes to commercial parties having a dispute regarding restrictive covenants, the Courts have shown a willingness to uphold the validity of the restriction on the basis that they are competent business people who should have known better or taken advice.
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今年的审判实践表明,当商业协议的当事人对限制性条款存在争议时,法院倾向于维持限制性条款的效力,理由是当事人属于专业的商业人士,应已更充分地了解此类限制或听取相关意见。
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2020年4月,英国法院审议了赔偿条款的起草工作,特别是关于赔偿条款是否适用于当事人签署买卖协议前发生的损害。最终,决定赔偿是否适用的关键在于赔偿条款中使用的动词时态、该条款在协议中的位置、对保证和索赔限制的具体和一般处理以及股份购买协议中的更多规定。
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