On This Day … 10 May

Events 1291 – Scottish nobles recognize the authority of Edward I of England pending the selection of a king. 1497 – Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves Cádiz for his first voyage to the New World. 1503 – Christopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands and names them Las Tortugas after the numerous turtles there. 1534 – Jacques… Read More

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On This Day … 09 May

Events 1009 – Lombard Revolt: Lombard forces led by Melus revolt in Bari against the Byzantine Catepanate of Italy. 1271 – Ninth Crusade, Edward I of England disembarks at Acre. 1386 – England and Portugal formally ratify their alliance with the signing of the Treaty of Windsor, making it the oldest diplomatic alliance in the… Read More

On This Day … 08 May

Events 453 BC – Spring and Autumn period: The house of Zhao defeats the house of Zhi, ending the Battle of Jinyang, a military conflict between the elite families of the State of Jin. 413 – Emperor Honorius signs an edict providing tax relief for the Italian provinces Tuscia, Campania, Picenum, Samnium, Apulia, Lucania and… Read More

What was Daimler Co Ltd v Continental Tyre and Rubber Co (GB) Ltd?

Introduction Daimler Co Ltd v Continental Tyre and Rubber Co (Great Britain) Ltd [1916] 2 AC 307 is a UK company law case, concerning the concept of “control” and enemy character of a company. It is usually discussed in the context of lifting the corporate veil, however it is merely an example of where the… Read More

What is the Trading with the Enemy Act 1939 (UK)?

Introduction The Trading with the Enemy Act 1939 (2 & 3 Geo 6 c 89) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which makes it a criminal offence to conduct trade with the enemy in wartime, with a penalty of up to seven years’ imprisonment. An Act to impose penalties for trading… Read More

What is the Trading with the Enemy Act 1917 (US)?

Introduction The Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA) of 1917 (40 Stat. 411, codified at 12 U.S.C. § 95 and 50 U.S.C. § 4301 et seq.) is a United States federal law, enacted on 06 October 1917 (during World War I), that gives the President of the United States the power to oversee or restrict… Read More

What was the Trading with the Enemy Act 1914 (UK)?

Introduction The Trading with the Enemy Act 1914 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that prescribed an offence of conducting business with any person of “enemy character”. It was enacted (on 18 September 1914) soon after the United Kingdom became involved in World War I. Refer to Trading with the Enemy… Read More