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Contentious Commentary - June 2016

13 June 2016

The latest edition of "Contentious Commentary", a newsletter that provides a summary of recent developments in litigation. The newsletter is produced by lawyers in the litigation and dispute resolution practice at Clifford Chance.

This edition covers the following key issues:

  • A contract can be construed literally and purposively
  • A required signature is not required
  • Two out of three signatories will do
  • Notification injunctions: a freezing injunction-lite
  • Notification requirements for SPA claims must be strictly adhered to
  • A contract for the sale of goods is not within the Sale of Goods Act
  • A purpose must be a dominant purpose
  • No duty of care owed to a disguised reference seeker
  • Britons overseas denied Brexit vote
  • A claim for a subsidiary's wrongs can be brought against its parent

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