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Freshfields retains role as SFO opens investigation into profits

30-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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.

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Linklaters and Milbank secure judgment for Visa in £1bn battle against retailers

30-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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.

British Airways

Brick Court and Monckton lead as court adjourns strike-out of £1bn cartel claim against BA

30-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A host of barristers from top sets and major international law firms are advising as British Airways (BA) and a number of other international airlines seek to defend a £1bn claim that they were part of a cartel raising the price of air cargo services.

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High Court rules former Halliwells partners not liable for overpaid drawings

29-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The High Court has ruled that nine former Halliwells partners cannot be pursued by the firm’s liquidators for overpaid drawings and overpaid tax.

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Sports Direct side-steps tribunal battle with legally binding zero-hours agreement

28-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Sports Direct has agreed to rewrite contracts relating to zero-hours staff as part of an out-of-court settlement in a dispute brought by Leigh Day on behalf of a former zero-hours employee.

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SFO requests £26.5m emergency cash injection for Tchenguiz and fraud battles

24-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has requested an urgent cash injection of £26.5m – 75 per cent above its core budget – in order to pursue its high-profile fraud investigations and pay out compensation to the Tchenguiz brothers.

Linklaters

Linklaters' disputes chief takes on global, ex comm and London roles

22-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters’ new global litigation Michael Bennett has decided not to appoint a new London disputes chief after opting for a more streamlined management group. 

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Dentons biggest winner as Ofgem E-Serve panel extended for two years

21-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Ofgem has extended its panel for another two years, giving Burges Salmon, Hogan Lovells, Nabarro and Pinsent Masons along with nine other firms a further term as its advisers. 

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Facebook sues DLA for "fraudulent lawsuit"; DLA slams tech giant's 'intimidation' tactics

21-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Facebook has launched a lawsuit against DLA Piper and a raft of US law firms alleging they represented a fraudulent claimant pursuing Facebook for 50 per cent ownership of the social network.

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Litigation — the dangers of jumping the gun download subscription

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Jumping straight into court proceedings or arbitration could be premature and costly.

Insolvency litigation update — courts will not have jurisdiction to hear a winding-up petition in respect of foreign companies; and more download subscription

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The decision in K/S Victoria Street v House of Fraser is applied in another case so a lease provision requiring a repeat guarantee on an intra-group assignment was void.

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Mammoth SFO cases prompt agency to ask for extra cash

29-Oct-2014

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has, for the second time this year, gone cap-in-hand to the Government asking for more cash

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UK 200 The bar: Flourishing in the Inns

27-Oct-2014

The bar saw growth across the board but is rapidly segmenting into three distinct groupings

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Marrache: A hard time on the Rock

13-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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?

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CMA must rethink online hotel pricing

27-Oct-2014

A ground-breaking challenge brought by online travel company Skyscanner means the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) must reconsider whether to accept legally binding promises.

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