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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 […]

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Christmas bleatings

Belated thanks go out to Parmalat’s legendary in-house counsel Bruno Cova, who trumped all those eChristmas card senders with this little beauty from last year: “Working for a bankrupt company gives me the privilege of not having Christmas cards to send around. I still do have, however, plenty of colleagues and friends that I like […]

Wittig, Arne – Hot 100

The 42-year-old Arne Wittig is a relative youngster in Germany’s most venerable financial institution. He is now general counsel for Germany and Central Europe and is driving forward the internationalisation of Deutsche Bank’s domestic in-house department with its 180 lawyers. It has always been seen as a class outfit (Frankfurt lawyers defer to Deutsche as […]

Hussein, Sajid – Hot 100

At only 34, Sajid Hussein is already making a name for himself in Deutsche Bank – and among his external advisers to boot. They describe him as being “very sharp, very commercial and good fun”, and “really perceived as going places”. A former Allen & Overy associate, Hussein joined Deutsche in 2001 as director and […]

Gielen, Charles – Hot 100

Nauta Dutilh IP partner Charles Gielen helped make history last summer when his client, Lancôme, won its groundbreaking copyright dispute in the Court of Appeal of Den Bosch in the Netherlands. The highly controversial decision for the first time gave perfume the same legal protection as any other copyrighted material. The dispute centred on whether […]

Nicholls QC, Colin – Hot 100

Colin Nicholls must win the accolade of humanitarian barrister of the year. In his capacity as chairman of the prestigious Commonwealth Lawyers Association – which exists to maintain the rule of law in the Commonwealth – he acted in 2004 as joint amicus curiae in the case brought by detainees at Guantanamo Bay against US […]

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