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Guernsey’s new ILS hybrid – getting even closer to the risk

Carey Olsen partner Christopher Anderson recently introduced the concept of a hybrid vehicle for use in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry. Here, he explains how and why he came up with the idea of the world’s first ILS hybrid. As is often said, the best ideas are always the simplest. That is reassuringly accurate for […]

Fracking, protestors and injunctions against ‘persons unknown’: Court of Appeal offers guidance amid controversial context

By David Manda, Ruth Ormrod In the recent case of Boyd v Ineos Upstream, a hotly anticipated appeal involving fracking protestors, the Court of Appeal has provided guidance on the highly topical subject of bringing injunctions against ‘persons unknown’.  Walker Morris’ specialist Real Estate Litigators David Manda and Ruth Ormrod explain and offer some practical advice.

Employment legislation update – May 2019

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment, Shakeel Dad The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena. With new information being received almost weekly, our legislation update sets out the changes in chronological order and highlights the headline points together with the proposed or confirmed implementation dates.

Case Law Update – May 2019

Nosworthy v Instinctif Partners Ltd UKEAT/0100/18 – ‘Bad leaver’ provision requiring forfeiture of shares and loan notes was not unlawful In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a bad leaver provision forcing an employee to give up her shareholding if she resigned was not an ‘unconscionable bargain’. Nor was it void as […]

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An Akzo Nobel cause?

The European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) decision to refuse in house counsel legal privilege in cartel cases has been met with disapproval by the British legal community. The hotly awaited ruling was handed down yesterday (Tuesday 14 September), bringing to an end a six-year legal battle between chemical manufacturer Akzo Nobel and the European Commission […]

Happy bye day, Lehman

“I can’t help but think this is a sign of really bad news.” Those were the sage words penned by the first reader to post a comment on our story, two years ago today, that Linklaters had been appointed to advise PwC as administrators to Lehman (see story). Given the worst recession in living memory, […]

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Churches and TV stardom for DLA man

Most people have done unusual things to impress the opposite sex, but rarely do such exploits lead to a second career as a TV presenter. So many years ago, when DLA Piper head of IP and technology Richard Taylor found himself answering a girl’s query as to why there was a cow on the altar […]

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Former Clifford Chance partner rejoins after year as Future Group legal chief

Former Clifford Chance partner Michael Dakin is returning to the firm after a one-year stint as chief legal officer at Dubai-based investment company Future Group. Dakin is to become part of the firm’s European high-yield team, based in London, with associate Jeremy Traster from Dakin’s old firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel also joining. Traster will […]

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