Herbert Smith Freehills has applied for permission to seek judicial review against HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for its client Bernie Ecclestone over his £1bn tax bill.
Royal Dutch Shell has appointed a global sourcing officer from Reed Smith to manage its pricing arrangements with external counsel in a bid to reign in costs and ensure greater value from panel firms.
Clifford Chance and Sullivan & Cromwell have taken lead roles on advising Barclays in relation to its $2.3bn (£1.4bn) foreign exchange manipulation penalty fine – the largest fine of the six global banks to settle with global financial regulators on Wednesday (20 May).
Hounslow trader Navinder Singh Sarao faces almost certain extradition to the US for price manipulation
Higher fees are likely to drive litigants away from the court and into alternative means of resolving disputes.
We finish 2014 with our analysis of the global litigation and investigations market – the Global Litigation Top 50.
How law firms can adapt to the expanding international arbitration market.
To ensure readers don’t miss key information, we are printing excerpts of the most-read briefings and writers by sector. This week it’s the stars in litigation
Proponents of reforms to judicial review claim they will deter ‘frivolous’ cases but the legal profession is worried about the effect on access to justice.