“Bribery on an industrial scale”: Tuna bonds trial finally kicks off

The long-awaited tuna bonds litigation kicked off today, being described by Joe Smouha KC as one of the worst cases of fraud that the Commercial Court has ever seen. After a chaotic day of procedural wranglings yesterday, the Essex Court silk set out the Republic of Mozambique’s arguments alongside Serle Court’s Jonathan Adkin KC to […]


RPC takes over in bitcoin class action

RPC has taken over the mandate to defend Payward, owner of US cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, in a class action valued between £51m and £9.9bn brought against several crypto businesses. An estimated 240,000 UK investors of cryptocurrency Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) have claimed to have suffered losses after trading platforms Binance, Bittylicious, Kraken and ShapeShift delisted the BSV token in […]


Claimants seek to merge class action against HSF-repped Google

Today, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) heard the first amalgamation application of its kind, as two separate class representatives sought to merge their claims against Google, represented by Herbert Smith Freehills, to avoid a carriage dispute. Former director of Ofcom, Claudio Pollack, brought his claim against Google in November 2022. Humphries Kerstetter and Geradin Partners represented Pollack, […]

Tata Consultancy

In court this week: Euronet and Tata Consultancy

Euronet and Mastercard head to the CAT for trial After an 11th-hour settlement between Euronet and Visa on 2 October, the dispute heads to trial today following a two-week delay with the remaining defendant, Mastercard. Euronet operates ATM networks in countries including the Czech Republic, Greece and Poland. It had alleged that Mastercard and Visa’s rules […]