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NSC Hollington Conference 2024

February 21, 2024, 2:00 pm to 7:30 pm

We are delighted to present our annual Hollington Conference for 2024, which will be held at Arundel House in London on Wednesday, 21st February, from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The conference will be followed by a drinks reception and the official book launch of the 10th edition of Hollington on Shareholders’ Rights.

Tickets now on sale at £100 +VAT.

For any booking enquiries, please contact events@newsquarechambers.co.uk.

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Conference special promotion on Hollington on Shareholders’ Rights – 10th edition

The 10th edition of Hollington on Shareholders’ Rights is out now.

See here for more information on what’s new in this latest edition and for information on how to pre-order your copies in print and on the ProView eBook platform.

See here for a free 7 day trial to Hollington on the ProView eBook platform.

For a special 10% conference discount on print and ProView eBook versions please quote promo code HOLL2024 at checkout. Offer valid from 14th February to 13th March 2024.

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Further info

Presented by Robin Hollington KC, author and editor of Hollington on Shareholders’ Rights, a leading publication on statutory remedies for the protection of minority shareholders, the conference will mark the official launch of the newly released 10th edition, a highlight of the post-conference drinks reception. This edition also includes invaluable contributions from Adrian Pay.

Topics

13:30 – Registration

14:00 – Introduction (Robin Hollington KC, chair)

14:10-14:50 – I. Current issues in the Unfair Prejudice Remedy 

(Robin Hollington KC, chair; Guy Adams; Jonathan Lopian; Justin Perring)

  • The concept of conscience and good faith in unfair prejudice proceedings and generally: Re Compound Photonics Group Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 1371
  • Principles of unfair prejudice: Financial Technology Ventures II (Q) LP v ETFS Capital Ltd [2021] JCA 176; Chu v Lau [2020] UKPC 24; Ming Siu Hung v JF Ming Inc [2021] UKPC 1 and Kwik v Yao [2022] UKPC 52
  • Remedies: share purchase orders and other remedies; valuation; minority discount.

14:50-15:30 – II. Derivative claims

(Adrian Pay, chair; David Eaton TurnerTom GrahamJames Saunders)

  • Derivative claims at common law and under the statutory code
  • The merits test(s)
  • McGaughey v Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 873
  • Costs indemnities: Boston v Szerelmey [2020] EWHC 1136 (Ch), [2020] EWHC 3042 (Ch) and [2022] EWHC 2849 (Ch) and Leslie v Ball [2023] EWHC 1771 (Ch)
  • Relationship with the unfair prejudice claim: Re Coinomi Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 1480

15:30-15:45 – BREAK

15:45-16:25 –  III. Just and equitable winding-up

(Michael Booth KC, chair; Stephen Schaw-MillerHermione WilliamsJohn Campbell)

  • Chu v Lau[2020] UKPC 24; Ming Siu Hung v JF Ming Inc [2021] UKPC 1
  • Loss of substratum: Duneau v Klimt Invest SA Plc [2022] EWHC 596 (Ch) (loss of substratum)
  • Arbitration FamilyMart China Holding v Ting Chuan [2023] UKPC 33

16:25-17:15 – Example problem case discussion

(William HopkinJames DaviesJessica Powers)

  • Aided by our panel, delegates get a chance to tackle this year’s challenging “Problem Case” (fictitious!). The scenario draws upon the latest authorities, in the context of a shareholder dispute where it may be possible to proceed by derivative claim or unfair prejudice petition. Together, we will dissect the pros and cons of the different shareholder remedies.

17:15-17:30 – Q&A and close

17:30-19:30 – Post-conference drinks reception & ‘Hollington on Shareholders’ Rights’, 10th ed. book launch

Speakers

Robin Hollington KC, Michael Booth KC, Adrian Pay, David Eaton Turner, Thomas Graham, Stephen Schaw Miller, Guy Adams, Mark Hubbard, Jonathan Lopian, William Hopkin, James Davies, Hermione Williams, John Campbell, Jessica Powers, Justin Perring, James Saunders

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