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

Network Rail instructs Eversheds to issue legal challenge over rail strikes


Network Rail has drafted in Eversheds on its legal challenge to TSSA trade union over its plans to strike on bank holiday Monday (25 May).

Litigation Weekly: Gibson Dunn client Djibouti denied permission to seek freezing order against Boreh in Singapore


Gibson Dunn & Crutcher client the Republic of Djibouti has lost its application for permission to seek a new freezing injunction against its citizen Abdourahman Boreh in Singapore.

Mishcon wins right to bring judicial review proceedings against KPMG


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.

Ropes launches City litigation practice in London


Ropes & Gray, one of the fastest-growing US firms in London, has hired K&L Gates’ disputes partner Thomas Ross as a key part of its plans to launch a commercial litigation practice in London.

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Financial Ombudsman Service publishes annual review; Wonga aims for reinvention in new payday lending ads; Woolsey v Payne; and more.

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The Sheriffs Office 28-May-2015

Asset-based finance is on the increase, driven by businesses funding growth plans rather than replacing their use of traditional term loans or overdrafts.

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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.

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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.


Star legal writers on

5-May-2015 | By Richard Simmons

To ensure readers don’t miss key information, we are printing excerpts of the most-read briefings and writers by sector. This week it’s the stars in litigation

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