Mishcon picks up Investec claimants from Signature on £4bn RBS shareholder battle


Mishcon de Reya has taken a further claimant from Signature Litigation in the mammoth £4bn shareholder battle against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

Slaughters secures success for Olympus as SFO drops prosecution


The Serious Fraud Office has dropped its fraud charges against Japanese camera-maker Olympus and its UK subsidiary Gyrus Group marking a win for its lawyers Slaughter and May

Cost of bringing claims against banks spiral out of control to “top £10m”


The cost of bringing a claim against a bank in the London courts has skyrocketed with claimants exposed to costs of up to £10m, say senior litigators.

Hausfeld launches in Germany with €30m litigation pot from Burford Capital


Hausfeld will become the latest US firm to open in Germany following a €30m (£21.6m) investment from litigation funder Burford Capital.

Ex-Gibson Dunn partner Gray awarded £100k costs in David Haigh “human trafficking” claim


Former Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has been awarded costs of £108,000 following a private prosecution launched by ex-GFH Capital general counsel David Haigh.

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Penalty clauses in construction contracts download subscription

Goodman Derrick 24-Nov-2015

Earlier this month the Supreme Court gave judgment in two combined cases concerning the law relating to contractual penalty clauses. 

Yandex v Google: antitrust case in Russia download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 24-Nov-2015

A case was opened with respect to Google Inc, Google Ireland Ltd and ??? Google upon an application of OOO Yandex.

Croatia: accelerated bankruptcy proceedings download subscription

Schoenherr 24-Nov-2015

The recently adopted Croatian Bankruptcy Act sets out a new integrated pre-bankruptcy and bankruptcy regime.

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Fieldfisher hit with €28k damages after tribunal rules it unfairly dismissed Paris secretary

24-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Fieldfisher has been ordered to pay damages and costs totalling €28,454 (£20,000) after a Paris employment tribunal found it had unfairly dismissed a secretary from its office in the French capital.


Ashurst HBOS clients "disagree" with PRA and FCA report into bank's collapse

20-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Former HBOS executives represented by Ashurst have defended their actions after the conclusion of a report into the failure of the bank by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 

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Special report: Offshore cases: Q3 2015


A Chinese battle concerning its African operations and some big insolvencies have been keeping lawyers busy. Meanwhile, the Tchenguiz row rumbles on.


E-discovery special report: In darker waters


With the Safe Harbour framework crumbling and ‘shadow IT’ the new normal, the world of e-discovery and data risk is changing rapidly

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