Chevron

Kobre & Kim wins again in Chevron Ecuador fraud claims in attack on litigation funders

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Kobre & Kim has won a third settlement against a litigation funding company for its client Chevron in the energy giant’s mammoth lawsuit with Ecuador over a fraudulent judgment relating to oil waste in the Amazon.

toronto canada

Freshfields New York partner joins Royal Bank of Canada as GC

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer commercial litigation partner David Onorato as its new general counsel.

New York

SullCrom leads on BNP sanctions case as bank lands five-year probation sentence

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Sullivan & Cromwell client BNP Paribas (BNPP) has been sentenced to five years’ probation by a US district court on Friday (1 May) in connection with its $8.9bn (£5.88bn) payout ordered last July.

Barclays

Barclays tops forex spend among UK banks with £2.5bn legal costs in Q1

1-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Barclays set aside an additional £800m in the first quarter of 2015 to cover investigations and litigation related to foreign exchange rigging, its Q1 results reveal.

Exit

Exclusive: Gibson Dunn Dubai partner Peter Gray exits firm

1-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Suspended Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has officially left the firm, The Lawyer understands.

Washington DC

McKenna Long government contracts chair moves to Covington with 18 lawyers

1-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

A team of five McKenna Long & Aldridge partners, including government contracts chair Fred Levy, have opted out of their firm’s merger with Dentons and are set to join Covington & Burling along with seven counsel and seven associates. 

europe

ECJ makes landmark ruling on redundancy law in Slater & Gordon Woolworths case

30-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has effectively overthrown a landmark win for Slater & Gordon over the compensation claims for staff of collapsed retail giants such as Woolworths and Ethel Austin.

corut

Enyo Law walks away from Libya Investment Fund in $3.3bn fight with Goldman Sachs

30-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Litigation boutique Enyo Law has walked away from its client the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) and will no longer represent it on its $3.3bn (£1.9bn) London court battles against Goldman Sachs and French bank Societe Generale.

Lloyds Banks index

Exclusive: Lloyds Bank closes down litigation teams in regional offices

30-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lloyds Bank has closed its litigation teams in Hove and Cockfosters in a continuation of the redundancies to hit its in-house legal team.

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Litigation Briefings

Insolvency litigation: directors can’t dodge liability with illegality defence download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 6-May-2015

The defence of illegality – which prevents a claimant from bringing a claim that arises out of its own illegal acts – can’t be used where the company is claiming against its directors. 

School construction projects – contractor insolvency download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 6-May-2015

The decision to invest in a construction project is a major event for an educational establishment. So, if the contractor becomes insolvent, this can cause significant problems.

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Walker Morris 6-May-2015

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Litigation Weekly

Mishcon wins right to bring judicial review proceedings against KPMG

29-Apr-2015

There has been a lot of talk about judicial review recently in the light of the coalition Government’s reforms – which could be reversed if Labour wins next week’s election.

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Court

Retired CoA judge Maurice Kay QC becomes latest to return to arbitration practice

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Retired Court of Appeal judge Maurice Kay QC has returned to private arbitration practice at regional set Kings Chambers.

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Litigation Analysis

Global Arbitration index

How firms are getting to grips with the surge in global arbitration

5-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

How law firms can adapt to the expanding international arbitration market.

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Litigation Opinion

Charmaine Hast

The heartache of deception: My son is not mine

5-May-2015

What price would one put on the anguish and heartache caused to a father who had been misled for 17 years that his ‘son’ was in fact the child of a secret lover of his wife?

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