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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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Bakers boosts Japan with Paul Hastings hire

Baker & McKenzie has boosted its Japanese arbitration practice by scooping Paul Hastings arbitration partner Haig Oghigian into its Japanese joint enterprise GJBJ Tokyo Aoyama Aoki Koma Law Office. Oghigian, who joined Paul Hastings’ Tokyo office in March last year, joins Bakers’ arbitration practice just two months after the appointment of Anderson Mori & Tomotsune […]

Milbank acts on Indonesian coal deal

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has represented Indonesian private coal company PT Ilthabi Bara Utama (IBU) on a $135m (£66.49m) privately arranged equity-linked note to finance the development of a coal mine in East Kalimantan. Partner David Zemans and senior associate Jacqueline Chan led the team that negotiated and structured the transaction. Merrill Lynch acted […]

The Midlands

The Midlands’ legal community is joining forces with lobbying group Birmingham Forward to push for its own branch of the High Court. Despite being England’s second-largest city and having a highly competitive legal market, many Midlands cases, particularly public and administrative law cases, are heard in London. Commercial and other civil cases heard in the […]

Jo Footitt, SJ Berwin

What’s the toughest thing about your job?Keeping focused on maintaining a good work-life balance when it’s so easy to slip into the long hours culture. SJ Berwin” />Name: Jo Footitt Firm: SJ Berwin Title: Partner Lives: St Albans Education: University of Bristol, Chester Law School Work history:1995-97: Trainee, Manches & Co 1997-2001: Junior associate, CMS […]

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