Simon Ewing, solicitor in the corporate & commercial team, and Mary Hodgson, solicitor in the litigation team, review a recent case where a High Court judge has ruled that a bank, in purchasing a company, misused confidential information relating to the acquired company, because that information had been provided to the bank by one of its clients in support of a loan application.

The decision is of interest as it deals with the issue of confidence in a comprehensive manner, with particular focus on the duties owed by parties following the conclusion of an unsuccessful collaboration.

Confidence in Chinese Walls and Italian cuisine - November 2014.pdf