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A borrower can now challenge symbolic possession under the Sarfaesi Act

The Hon’ble Supreme Court (SC), in its recent decision in the matter of M/s Hindon Forge Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. v State of Uttar Pradesh [(Civil Appeal No 10873 of 2018 along with Civil Appeal No 10874 of 2018)] (Appeals) held that a borrower can prefer an application under Section 17 (1) of the Securitization […]

New law on validity of wills in Cayman

By Anthony Partridge, Fraser Allister The Cayman Islands’ Formal Validity of Wills (Persons Dying Abroad) Law, 2018 came into effect on 1 February 2019. The law is important to people who own shares in Cayman Islands companies or have interests in Cayman Islands investment funds for example, and offers far greater flexibility for international clients who wish […]

Brexit worries drain confidence in EU reference procedure

In a legal first, Brexit prevents High Court from clarifying if it has jurisdiction in a human rights claim against the EU. The Kosovo victims of serious human rights abuses from two decades ago bring damages claims against the EU. On 13 February 2019 the High Court in the case of Tomanovic v EU [2019] […]

Litigation funding 2019 – United Arab Emirates

By James Foster, Courtney Rothery We have authored the inaugural UAE chapter in the annual Guide to Litigation Funding published by Law Business Research (part of the “Getting the Deal Through” series). This is the third edition of the global survey of the law and practice of litigation funding. With the third-party funding of litigation and arbitration […]

The Bluberi CCAA proceedings: litigation funding in insolvency

By Patrice Benoit, Geneviève Cloutier On February 4, 2019, the Court of Appeal of Quebec released its decision in the matter of Callidus Capital Corporation and al. v. 9354-9186 Québec Inc. (formerly Bluberi Gaming Technologies Inc.).  With the increase in third party litigation funding, we are now seeing it being used in the insolvency context and the Court of […]

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A talent for future talent spotting

Solid succession planning is a sensible way to develop future leaders. Georgina Armytage reveals why Recently there has been a vast amount of discussion on the topic of succession planning in law firms. At what level do you start succession planning? Is it still realistic to plan for talent in the volatile labour market? And […]

Sun Microsystems’ law firms are threatened by cull

Sun Microsystems is slicing its legal advisers in half in a move that will result in around 100 firms being axed. The US IT giant currently has relationships with more than 200 firms, but is seeking to reduce them within the next 12 months by 50 per cent. Sun Microsystems currently instructs a wide range […]

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Cushty. Quelle fromage. You know it makes sense. This time next year, Rodders, we’ll be millionaires. Etc etc. Okay, so these are all Del Boy’s catchphrases, but poor old Cassandra didn’t exactly get many of the best lines in Only Fools and Horses. Maybe that’s why she traded hanging out in Peckham for the glamour […]

BAE Systems director moves to Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird has scooped the group legal director of BAE Systems’ finance and treasury team to lead and build its international aviation and aerospace team. Paul Briggs will manage the group together with Brussels-based partner Catherine Erkelens. The firm has aviation lawyers in Belgium, France, Germany and Hong Kong. Briggs has been given a […]

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