Fried Frank comes off 'Putin's banker' case as Russian oligarch represents himself

4-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Russian oligarch Sergei Pugachev has cut ties with his lawyers Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and will now represent himself in an ongoing battle over the liquidation of the bank he ran, Mezhprombank.


UK defeats Cleary Gottlieb client ECB in European ruling over clearing houses

4-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The UK Government has won a landmark victory at the European General Court in a battle with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton client, the European Central Bank (ECB), over the location of central clearing houses for euro-denominated trades.

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RBS litigation: Enyo Law replaces Quinn Emanuel on group action against restructuring unit

4-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Enyo Law has taken over from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as advisers to businesses and individuals planning to sue the Royal Bank of Scotland’s global restructuring group (RBS-GRG) for allegedly forcing small companies out of business.


Legal aid: High Court rules changes to funding for judicial review are unlawful

3-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

A claim led by the Public Law Project over the legality of changes to judicial review regulations has succeeded before the High Court, with the Divisional Court ruling that the amendments will have an adverse impact on legal aid-funded cases.

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Latham adds two City-based counsel to partnership in nine-strong promos round

3-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Latham & Watkins has elected two London-based counsels to its partnership, amounting to just under a quarter of its global total for 2015.

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Law Society wins right to appeal against criminal legal aid ruling

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has granted permission for the Law Society to challenge a recent High Court decision over Government reforms to the criminal legal aid regime.

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Lord Neuberger: access to justice is "crucial" to uphold Magna Carta rule of law

26-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

President of the Supreme Court Lord Neuberger closed the Global Law Summit (GLS) yesterday (25 February) by concluding that “genuine access to justice is crucial” if a society is to “maintain adherence to the rule of law”.

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Sidley Austin partner brings StreetMap antitrust case against Google to Preiskel & Co

26-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Sidley Austin partner Tim Cowen has joined technology, media and telecoms (TMT) boutique Preiskel & Co as an equity partner.


Merchant Navy Pension Fund funding regime approved in landmark judgment

25-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The High Court has approved a funding regime proposed by Mayer Brown client, the Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund (MNRPF), in a landmark judgment which ends a case spanning more than a decade.

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Enyo Law becomes third firm to take on small businesses claim against RBS


The group of small businesses planning to sue the Royal Bank of Scotland’s global restructuring group (RBS-GRG) has switched its advisers for the second time, with Enyo Law taking over from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

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Hogan Lovells secures Court of Appeal victory in 'Putin's banker' case

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Hogan Lovells and Erskine Chambers have secured a Court of Appeal (CoA) judgment requiring Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev to disclose information about discretionary trusts established in New Zealand, setting a precedent in cases involving freezing orders.

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Special report: Silk appointments 2015 – Why be a QC?

16-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

As 93 newly-appointed QCs celebrate this week, we talk to seven of the successful applicants to find out what has driven them to go for silk.

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Brandon: Ethical implications and the rule of law

2-Mar-2015 | By Mark Brandon

The law may traditionally be blind, but today’s firms should carefully consider their ethical stance when choosing which companies to act for.

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