Financing Arrangements in UK Law

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Leading Cases
  • Snook v London and West Riding Investments Ltd
    • Court of Appeal
    • 17 Jan 1967

    I reprehard that, if it has any meaning in law, it means acts done or documents executed by the parties to the "sham" which are intended by them to give to third parties or to the Court the appearance of creating between the parties legal rights and obligation different from the actual legal rights and obligations(if any)which the parties intend to create.

  • Fiona Trust & Holding Corporation and 75 ors. v Yuri Privalov and 28 ors
    • Queen's Bench Division (Commercial Court)
    • 10 Dec 2010

    It is true that the schemes said to have been devised by the conspirators were played out on the international stage. They implemented their schemes in different countries according to the business and activity involved. They carried on their banking and conducted their financial dealings through Swiss banks. However, the focus of the conspiracy remained Russian and the collusion was based in Russia although the schemes were played out elsewhere.

  • Barclays Mercantile Business Finance Ltd v Mawson (Inspector of Taxes)
    • House of Lords
    • 25 Nov 2004

    The present case, like MacNiven, illustrates the need for a close analysis of what, on a purposive construction, the statute actually requires. The object of granting the allowance is, as we have said, to provide a tax equivalent to the normal accounting deduction from profits for the depreciation of machinery and plant used for the purposes of a trade.

    Mr Boobyer, a director of BMBF, gave unchallenged evidence that from its point of view the purchase and lease back was part of its ordinary trade of finance leasing. Indeed, if one examines the acts and purposes of BMBF, it would be very difficult to come to any other conclusion. But these matters do not affect the reality of the expenditure by BMBF and its acquisition of the pipeline for the purposes of its finance leasing trade.

    If the lessee chooses to make arrangements, even as a preordained part of the transaction for the sale and lease back, which result in the bulk of the purchase price being irrevocably committed to paying the rent, that is no concern of the lessor. From his point of view, the transaction is exactly the same. No one disputes that BMBF had acquired ownership of the pipeline or that it generated income for BMBF in the course of its trade in the form of rent chargeable to corporation tax.

  • Airtours Holidays Transport Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners
    • Supreme Court
    • 11 May 2016

    In other words, as I said in Secret Hotels2 Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs [2014] STC 937, para 35, when assessing the VAT consequences of a particular contractual arrangement, the court should, at least normally, characterise the relationships by reference to the contracts and then consider whether that characterisation is vitiated by [any relevant] facts.

  • Barclays Bank Plc v O'Brien
    • Court of Appeal
    • 22 May 1992

    He made an emotional scene on the day she signed and told her that if she did not sign, the company would be bankrupt and her son John would lose his home. These were heavy family pressures but not particularly unusual nor sufficient, in my opinion, to overset and bear down the will of Mrs. O'Brien. She signed because she was persuaded that it was the right thing to do, not because her husband's pressure deprived her consent of reality.

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Books & Journal Articles
  • Management Tools—Project Planning Procedures
    • Nbr. 85-9/10, September 1985
    • Industrial Management & Data Systems
    In order that a manager ensures the smooth running of all project activities through to a successful conclusion he must use the manpower at his disposal to best effect, commit the financial resourc...
  • EU offers Africa cash injection.
    • Nbr. 408, May - May 2014
    • African Business
    ......More will be available through bilateral financing arrangements. Leaders of the 80 nations present at the fourth EU Africa ......
  • Jewel in the crown.
    • Nbr. 265, March 1997
    • The Middle East
    ......Ezz will retain a 40 per cent holding and financing arrangements for the remaining shares are almost in place with three ......
  • Cobalt takes the lead.
    • Nbr. 212, July - July 1996
    • African Business
    ......After the European equity financing, La Source will own 50.4% of Banff. The proceeds of this will fund Bannf's ... to the project timetable drawn up by La Source, financing arrangements should be in place by mid-1996 when engineering design and construction ......
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