Use of Warranty & Indemnity Insurance in Private M&A Transactions

Use of Warranty & Indemnity Insurance in Private M&A Transactions

Warranties and indemnities play an important role in merger and acquisition (‘M&A’) transactions, enabling the parties to negotiate the balance of risk between them. Warranty and Indemnity insurance (‘W&I Insurance’) allows the parties to shift risk by insuring against potential breach of warranty or breach of indemnity claims by a buyer following completion.

Casual Dining: How to beat the crisis

Casual Dining: How to beat the crisis

These are the harshest of times for the casual dining industry. Much like it is elsewhere on the beleaguered high-street, it seems that every week brings headlines of another restaurant business becoming insolvent or making mass closures. The past few months alone have seen established names such as Prezzo, Byron, Gaucho, Jamie’s Italian, Côte Brasserie and Strada close numerous outlets. Meanwhile, Carluccio’s is undergoing an insolvency process (a Company Voluntary Arrangement) to try to rescue itself.

Beating the scammers: What to do if you fall victim to payment scam

Beating the scammers: What to do if you fall victim to payment scam

If you discover that your business has fallen victim to a payment scam, it is essential you act quickly.  We provide guidance on immediate practical steps to take and summarise the main options for legal action to try to recover misappropriated funds.

Beating the scammers: How to spot and avoid payment scams

Beating the scammers: How to spot and avoid payment scams

Payment scams are on the increase. They are big business for fraudsters and businesses of all shapes and sizes are being targeted. All businesses need to be alert to the risks and to ensure staff receive training to combat these convincing scams.

Making terms and conditions work for you

Making terms and conditions work for you

In the ordinary ebb and flow of business, documenting the terms on which deals are struck is not always at the forefront of the minds of those involved: precisely documented terms are, after all, not the main object of the deal and can even be viewed with suspicion (as preventing business, rather than helping it).