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Roberts case – a summary

The name of this case may seem familiar; perhaps too familiar given the time it usually takes for matters to proceed through our court system. However, you’d be right. This is the third preliminary issue in the matter of Harry Roberts (a minor and a protected party by his mother and litigation friend Mrs Lauren […]

Covid-19: Duties of Guernsey directors

As companies continue to adjust to operating under the various regimes put in place by both the States of Guernsey and governments globally in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and even now look forward to how and when restrictions may be eased, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (the GFSC) has issued guidance on matters they believe directors should give particular regard to when undertaking their role.

Retrospective submission of a contract of sale

On 8 May, 2020, the Supreme Court of Cyprus delivered its much-awaited judgement in the context of the appeal 68/19 (Appeal), granting leave for the submission of an application for the issuance of a Certiorari, a prerogative writ.

Covid-19 litigation update

New Practice Direction 51ZA Extension of Time Limits and Clarification of PD51Y Almost three weeks ago saw the publication of the 118th Practice Direction Update to the Civil Procedure Rules. This new practice direction, namely practice Direction 51ZA, sought to revise the usual procedures for the extension of time limits and to provide clarification on […]


Latham taps Baker Botts for Houston energy partner

Latham & Watkins has appointed Baker Botts corporate partner Ryan Maierson to its recently opened energy industry practice in Houston. Maierson has been a partner at Baker Botts since 2007. His practice includes advising on M&A, representing sponsors and portfolio companies in private equity investments, representing issuers and underwriters in securities offerings and advising on […]


Harry Potter and the Order of the High Court

The man who is suing Harry Potter author JK Rowling and publishers Bloomsbury has been ordered by the High Court to pay £1.6m as security for costs or the claim will be struck out. The move is indicative of a wider trend on the High Court bench, with judges being encouraged by their peers to […]

Hunton for growth

Eight new partners in less than a year is going some for any individual practicegroup, but when a firm starts opening offices off the back of that group you know it really means business. So watch out this year for Hunton & Williams spreading its wings. To be fair to its rivals, the ’practice group’ […]

Squammonds advises Deloitte as Oddbins enters administration

Squire Sanders Hammonds has landed a key role advising on the administration of collapsed wine retailer Oddbins. Partner Cathryn Williams is leading the legal advisory work for the company’s joint administrators, Deloitte partners Lee Manning and Matthew Smith. Williams is working alongside partner Dan French, who is working on property elements. The Oddbins chain entered […]

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A&O and Herbies advise on Man Group’s Citi outsourcing deal

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Herbert Smith have taken the mandates on a landmark outsourcing deal between Man Group and Citibank’s specialised outsourcing arm. Herbert Smith advised Man Group on the deal, which marks the first time the fund manager has outsourced its services. Outsourcing partner Nick Pantlin and funds partner Tim West led the […]

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