The High Court has ruled that a dispute launched by Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd’s (ENRC) over adviser Dechert’s £16m legal bill should be heard in private to prevent prejudice to an ongoing Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into the company.
The explosive $1.6bn oil row between Excalibur Ventures and Texas and Gulf Keystone took a new turn yesterday (23 October) when the High Court ruled the third-party funders backing the case were liable for indemnity costs.
Former Queens Park Rangers chairman Antonio Caliendo has been allowed to keep his conditional fee arrangement (CFA) in a case launched against Mishcon de Reya despite missing a court-ordered deadline.
Specsavers has triumphed in a five-year trademark battle which went all the way to the European Court of Justice, having switched from Eversheds and Blackstone Chambers’ silk Michael Bloch QC to HGF Law and 8 New Square’s James Mellor.
A raft of chambers and firms, including the likes of Blackstone and Matrix Chambers and Farrer & Co and Nabarro, have emerged as advisers on Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger’s picks of the most significant cases to have been heard in the court.
The newly-formed Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is looking to hire a director of criminal enforcement as part of three new director roles aimed at beefing up its ability to crack down on cartels.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has enlisted Three Raymond Buildings’ Simon Farrell QC and Rachel Scott for its court case against French train giant Alstom, which it accused of paying around $8m (£5m) in bribes to officials over a six-year period.
Latham & Watkins has won a Court of Appeal hearing for the London Metal Exchange (LME) against Marcfarlanes client Rusal, finding that the exchange had acted fairly and lawfully in imposing new requirements for warehouses.
The bar saw growth across the board but is rapidly segmenting into three distinct groupings
Jackson, legal aid cuts and pressure on fees have put the bar on course for a fractured future where commercial stars race ahead and others hit a dead end
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been retained by Tesco in the wake of the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) announcement that it had opened an investigation into accounting practices at the supermarket giant.
Linklaters and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy have secured judgment in favour of Visa in a dispute brought by retailers over fees charged for using Visa credit cards.
Gibraltar’s Marrache case has been staggeringly expensive and bitterly disruptive, embroiling government and financial authorities in the scandal. Will the jurisdiction emerge stronger as a result?
The advance of boutiques and the emergence of regional centres such as San José and Singapore are putting the capital’s primacy to the test