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New breed of SPAC-related litigation? Breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits following de-SPAC transactions
SPACs are “blank check” companies that use money raised in an initial public offering to buy a company that won’t have to go through the IPO process itself. SPACs have exploded in popularity: there have been over 300 SPAC IPOs so far this year, with proceeds totaling over $99 billion.
Case review 23/04/2021
On 10 March 2021, in Wigmans v. AMP Limited & ORS the High Court of Australia dismissed an appeal from the NSW Court of Appeal regarding the court’s response to competing plaintiff applications to stay one or more open class representative proceedings commenced under Pt 10 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW) (CPA).
The launch of the 2021 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific has seen Kennedys build on our 2020 achievements and confirmed the strength of the firm’s reputation across the region.
Kennedys is celebrating 20 years in Hong Kong, and is also moving to new offices.
Kennedys has been appointed to the panel of Recognise Bank, a new SME-focused UK bank operating in London, the Midlands, Manchester and Leeds.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK has seen us ranked as a ‘top-tier firm’ in nine practice areas.
On 18 June 2020, the Bank of England (the Bank) released its first report regarding its own exposures to climate change-related financial risks and its proposed strategy to manage those risks effectively.
A Kennedys acaba de divulgar os seus resultados financeiros relativos ao ano de 2019/2020. A Firma inglesa, que tem representação em Portugal desde 2011, reportou uma faturação recorde de £238M (aproximadamente €265M), o que corresponde a um acréscimo de 9% face aos 12 meses anteriores.
Inside information disclosure during suspension of trading: Mayer Holdings v Securities and Futures Commission
Certain actual or anticipated bad news cause the trading of a listed company’s shares to be suspended. More bad news then come along and are announced while trading in the company’s shares remains suspended.