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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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Her Majesty’s Court Service (HMCS) missed eight of its 12 performance targets in the past financial year, its annual report has revealed. As part of the failed targets, the crown court overshot its number of sitting days by more than 1,600, sitting 105,810 days, while the target was 104,200. The court was also looking to […]

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Hammonds’ Italian ally Hammonds Rossotto has boosted its Milan office with the hire of Jones Day partner Ettore Scandale. The hire is part of a plan to build up the banking and finance practice at Rossotto in preparation for a downturn in M&A deals. Managing partner Riccardo Rossotto said: “When the market’s going shopping then […]

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CC raids Camerons for Moscow growth

•Clifford Chance has scooped two of CMS Cameron McKenna’s high-ranking partners for its Moscow office. Camerons’ Central and Eastern Europe energy and projects coordinator David Griston and Moscow head of banking and international finance Jared Grubb are both moving to the magic circle firm. Griston will be a corporate partner at Clifford Chance, while Grubb […]

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