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Issues concerning construction and enforceability of settlement agreements

By Craig Orr Zurich Insurance v Hayward has drawn attention to the scope for parties to re-open settlements when new evidence disproving the other side’s case later emerges. Craig Orr QC considers this and other issues concerning the construction and enforceability of settlement agreements, by reference to modern English and Commonwealth authority.

Romanian Competition Council’s conclusions on retail banking sector inquiry

By Iustinian Captariu, Theodora Stoica Following the adoption of EU Directive (EU) 2015/2366 of the European Parliament and Council of 25 November 2015 on payment services in the internal market (“PSD2”), the Romanian Competition Council (the “RCC”) launched in 2016 a comprehensive study of the Romanian retail banking market. PSD2 is expected to fundamentally change the way […]

Canada: Federal government to implement Wells v Canada

By Jaimie Lickers, John J. Wilson Yesterday, representatives of the federal government and the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation of Newfoundland announced that – as a result of the litigation advanced by Gowling WLG – it will reassess approximately 58,000 membership applications for membership denied on the basis of the evidentiary criteria set aside in Wells v. Canada. […]

MPs can depend on government to renegotiate as part of meaningful vote

By Kieran Laird In the political tempest of the last couple of days it would be easy for a report by a Parliamentary committee to slip under the radar unremarked. However, today’s report by the Commons Procedure Committee concerns the very live issue of the form of the motion on which MPs will have their meaningful […]

Can the UK reverse out of Brexit?

By Kieran Laird In a few weeks MPs will be asked to vote to approve the Withdrawal Agreement and political declaration on a future trade deal negotiated by the government. At present, the mood music is that many – both pro- and anti-Brexit – dislike the package. However, whether or not they vote against it will, […]

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Electronic info fair set to visit six cities

AN ELECTRONIC legal information fair sets out next week on a tour of six cities. Manchester is the first port of call for the fair, which is being organised by the CTI Law Technology Centre based at the University of Warwick. It will also visit Leeds, Newcastle, Bristol, Birmingham and London. The aim of the […]

Question of trust

The fundamental characteristic of a settlement is that its trusts are administered for the benefit of the beneficiaries. It ought therefore be a matter of real concern if its trustees learn that beneficiaries are not content with the way in which they have run it. If trustees are to benefit their beneficiaries, they must know […]

In brief: Isherwood leaves Ricksons for Vaudreys

Stephen Isherwood has joined Manchester law firm Vaudreys as a partner in the corporate department. Isherwood has left the Manchester office of Peter Rickson and partners. He will replace Paul Brown, who himself left Vaudreys last month to go to neighbouring firm Cobbetts.

FLP plays down City fears over Euro takeover code

The Financial Law Panel (FLP) this week dismissed concern that a proposed European directive will open the floodgates to legal action designed to thwart hostile takeover bids. An EU Green Paper on takeovers suggests all member states have a similar takeover code and a designated agency to oversee bid battles. The objective is to harmonise […]

In brief: Three new partners join SJ Berwin & Co

SJ Berwin & Co has appointed three new partners to the firm’s corporate finance, property and securities practices. Graham Nichoson, who left Baker & Mckenzie’s Moscow office in July, has joined the firm’s corporate finance practice. Nichoson said there was nothing significant in his move from Moscow other than a desire for a career change. […]

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