Watson Farley successfully defends £10m professional negligence appeal

3-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has successfully batted off a £10m professional negligence claim for the second time after an appeal by Itzhak Ostrovisky was thrown out by the Court of Appeal (CoA) in May.

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Orrick joins handful of international firms with Geneva office

2-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has become one of only a few international firms to open in Geneva with the hire of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner Vanessa Liborio Garrido de Sousa.


Exclusive: Baker & McKenzie picks up Barclays instruction on UK forex fine aftermath

2-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Baker & McKenzie has picked up a rare instruction from long-standing Clifford Chance client Barclays on upcoming foreign exchange (forex) manipulation matters in the UK.


Mishcon strengthens disputes group with Enyo Law hire

1-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Mishcon de Reya has hired Enyo Law disputes partner Annabel Thomas, five years after she moved to the litigation boutique as part of an 11-strong team departing Addleshaw Goddard.


Exclusive: Dewey Barclays trial goes ahead with just one defendant as three ex-partners settle

1-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Three ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf partners taken to court by Barclays have settled out of court with the bank for an undisclosed amount, The Lawyer can reveal.


McGuireWoods and Scott & Scott to take on Tesco in multibillion pound shareholder claim

28-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

US firm Scott & Scott has officially partnered with McGuire Woods in the UK and instructed Serle Court’s Philip Marshall QC to take on Tesco in a group action on behalf of the supermarket giant’s shareholders.


Quinn Emanuel launches in Shanghai with white collar Kirkland hire

26-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is set to launch an office in Shanghai through the hire of Kirkland & Ellis’ Asia government enforcement and investigations head Samuel Williamson.


Bernie Ecclestone drafts in HSF and five-silk team on £1bn HMRC bill judicial review

25-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

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Exclusive: Shell hires pricing analyst to manage fees ahead of panel review

22-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

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Litigation Briefings

New openings for liens pursuant to the Italian Civil Code download subscription

NCTM 3-Jun-2015

The Tribunal of Milan allowed a concordato preventivo proposal to be amended, providing that additional resources for the creditors could be made available through a lien on real estate property belonging to a shareholder of the company. 

Copyright – protection of a TV commercial as a creative work download subscription

NCTM 2-Jun-2015

The Court of Turin laid down an interesting ruling on the protection of the variety of forms of expression and creative contributions that may be related to the creation of commercial ads.

Discrimination: from cakes to Cannes – take the quiz download subscription

Shoosmiths 2-Jun-2015

Do you agree with some of the discrimination decisions made by the courts in recent years? Shoosmiths presents three different scenarios.

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Litigation Weekly

Bernie Ecclestone drafts in HSF and five-silk team on £1bn HMRC tax bill


Former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has turned to Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) in his battle with HM Revenue and Customs over a £1bn tax bill

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Exclusive: Eversheds instructed top silks to drop 'nuclear option' on rail unions over bank holiday strike

1-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Eversheds instructed leading silks to drop a ‘nuclear option’ on rail trade unions RMT and TSSA if last week’s strike had gone ahead, it has emerged.

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Litigation Analysis

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Worldly wisdom: Clyde & Co roundtable on global dispute resolution

1-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

International disputes resolution is growing and it is increasingly important that general counsel, especially in sectors that are not traditionally litigious, learn the various risks of and solutions for handling cross-border disputes.

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The public sector’s not what it was – it's much better

1-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Life has been tough for the public sector in the past few years, with spending cuts hitting home.

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