South Square plays a major role in company law cases. Our members regularly appear in litigation arising out of shareholders’ disputes, derivative proceedings and claims relating to directors’ duties. Recent high profile cases in this respect include Smithton v Naggar (directors’ duties), McKillen v Barclay (unfair prejudice) and Jackson v Dear (derivative proceedings).
Members of Chambers are the authors of the leading textbook on directors’ duties: Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities and Remedies (Mortimore, OUP), and also contribute to Gore Browne on Companies.
Other matters which call for our expertise include schemes of arrangement, reductions of capital, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements and technical issues of statutory interpretation arising under the Companies Act 2006 and other statutes.
Our members have been involved in nearly all the recent high-profile schemes of arrangement, including Apcoa, Magyar Telecom, Fitness First, Travelodge, Yellow Pages, Seat Pagines, Rodenstock, PrimaCom and NCP.