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Environmental, social and governance (ESG) litigation risk for lenders

James Petkovic has written an article for PLC on risks faced by companies arising out of environmental, social or governance (ESG) concerns. This is presently an extremely active area of litigation with multiple claims before, or recently before, the Courts seeking recovery based on ESG concerns.

Penalty Clauses with Alexander Brown

In this webinar, Alexander Brown considers the distinction between penalties and liquidated damages, looking at the leading case (Cavendish v Makdessi; ParkingEye v Beavis), the law applied since Cavendish, and practical tips for drafting an enforceable clause which will not be considered a penalty.

Commercial Court hands down landmark pharmaceuticals decision

On 10 February 2022, Mr Justice Butcher handed down judgment in the case of Cardiorentis AG v IQVIA Ltd v IQVIA RDS, Inc. [2022] EWHC 250 (Comm). Following a 7-week trial in the Commercial Court, Mr Justice Butcher dismissed Cardiorentis’ claim for wasted expenditure of about €100 million and awarded judgment in favour of IQVIA Ltd on unpaid invoices.

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Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.

Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]

Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

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Simmons & Simmons’ average profit per equity partner (PEP) rose 8 per cent to £686,000 over 2017/18, just two years after the firm reported a 10 per cent slump in its profits. In its 2017/2018 financials, Simmons’ turnover grew 12 per cent from £316.1m to £354m, following on from a more modest 7 per cent rise in […]

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Simmons promotes nine to partnership in latest global round

Simmons & Simmons has made up nine lawyers to partners in its 2018 promotions round, spanning six sectors in Europe and Asia. In pursuit of its 30 per cent female partnership promotion target, women have made up just under half of the promotions at the firm, with finance lawyer Paula Macnamara joining the London office […]

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Ince exits continue as more details of tie-up emerge

Ince & Co offshore energy duo Renaud Barbier-Emery and Jonathan Goldfarb have become the latest partners to leave the firm as it prepares for its reverse takeover by AIM-listed Gordon Dadds. The pair are joining Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein’s London office as partners. They will be joined by several members of junior legal staff who […]

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