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The 2020 oil price rollercoaster

Instability in the price of crude oil has a strong propensity to bring with it contractual and other disputes. In this article David Lewis QC and Oliver Caplin explore a few of the types of disputes that may arise, and recap some of the pertinent English law issues that might be relevant to their resolution.



Lovell White Durrant has completed a $2.2 billion multi-currency revolving credit facility for Dutch publishing group Wolters Kluwer. Clifford Chance in Amsterdam advised ABN Amro, which arranged the syndicated facility agreement.

New Irish judges

Solicitors in Ireland have been appointed as judges for the first time after decades of campaigning. Three solicitors have been chosen in this year’s round of judicial appointments: Michael White, of Michael D White & Co, Frank O’Donnell, of Bell Branigan O’Donnell & O’Brien, and John Buckley, of Beauchamps. The Law Society welcomed the appointments […]

Howells case highlights public interest

The Solicitors Complaints Bureau has come in for fierce and sustained criticism in recent years over its perceived bias in favour of the legal profession. It has been castigated by the National Consumer Council and admonished by the Legal Services Ombudsman. The consumers of legal services, the clients, are far from convinced that they can […]

Trade marks move

Baker & McKenzie’s London trade marks unit has a new head, Roger Moore, the former head of trade marks at UK company Allied Domecq. Moore, who is qualified as a trade marks attorney but not as a solicitor, will head the group of three paralegals responsible for trade marks legislation. He replaces Margorie Goux who […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Karim Kassam

Karim Kassam was born in Northumberland on 7 April 1961. He now lives in London and is a partner at Kenneth Elliot & Rowe. What was your first job? Answering telephones in the refuse department of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (during the bin men’s strike). What was your first ever salary as […]

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