Beatriz Veyrat

Greening finance and financing green: the opportunities for the sector

Green financial services products have gained prevalence during the past year; so much so that questions surrounding regulatory efforts, conflicting standards and changing approaches by financial institutions were at the forefront of attendees’ minds during a roundtable headed by Robin Penfold, TLT financial services partner. The conversation began by focusing on the impact of green […]

Judgments of note: Servier and Lakatamia Shipping

Secretary for State for Health and another v Servier Laboratories Ltd and others  [2021] UKSC 24 The Supreme Court handed down a unanimous judgment in Servier’s patents dispute with the Secretary of State for Health and the NHS Business Services Authority, ruling in favour of Servier and dismissing the Secretary of State’s appeal. Servier Laboratories […]

Judgments of Note: Procurement, immigration, and protected beliefs

R (The Good Law Project) v Minister for the Cabinet Office The Technology and Construction Court ruled in favour of the Good Law Project’s landmark judicial review against the UK Government’s decision to award a contract for communications and focus group services to an agency, Public First, without holding any competition at the start of […]

Cooley roundtable: How to crack a crisis (and not let the crisis crack you)

The past year has been filled with disruption for businesses and their legal advisers. In the midst of a challenging time, crisis management is paramount. As part of The Lawyer’s GCs Summit, we explored the roles that GCs and their teams have in a crisis. A recent roundtable, hosted by Cooley partners James Maton, Sascha […]

Judgments of note: Facebook and investor visas

Facebook Ireland Ltd v Voxer IP LLC  The Patents Court handed down its second judgment of the year in a dispute between Facebook and Voxer. Lord Justice Birss sat in the Patents Court and delivered a nuanced judgment, finding for both claimant and defendant. The court agreed with Facebook that Voxer’s patent had not been […]

Judgments of Note – Russian arbitration and trade unions

Hulley Enterprises Ltd & Ors v The Russian Federation [2021] EWHC 894 (Comm)  The Commercial Court handed down its judgment in a long-running arbitration dispute between Cyprus and Isle of Mann incorporated companies Hulley Enterprises, Veteran Petroleum and Yukos Universal and the Russian Federation. Mr Justice Henshaw ruled in favour of the Russian Federation, upholding […]

Judgments of note – End Violence Against Women and DAF Trucks

End Violence Against Women Coalition, R (On the Application Of) v Director of Public Prosecutions The Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in another piece of litigation concerning violence against women. In R (On the application of End Violence Against Women Coalition) v The Director of Public Prosecutions, the Court of Appeal ruled in […]

Judgments of note: The Good Law Project and Shamima Begum

Good Law Project -v- Secretary Of State For Health And Social Care The Administrative Court handed down the first judgment in what could prove to be a wave of litigation challenging government conduct throughout the pandemic.  In Good Law Project v Secretary Of State For Health And Social Care, the court ruled in favour of […]

Judgments of Note – Kosovo and Royal Dutch Shell

Okpabi & Ors v Royal Dutch Shell Plc & Anor [2021] UKSC 3 (12 February 2021) Last week the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that two Nigerian communities may bring their legal claims for damages and clean-up operations against Shell and Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary in the English courts. The affected communities in Ogoniland have been fighting […]