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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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Moves roundup; 22 September 2008

Norton Rose has hired former DLA Piper head of private equity in Italy, Davide ­Proverbio. He will be based in the firm’s Milan office. Move of the week • Norton Rose has hired former DLA Piper head of private equity in Italy, Davide ­Proverbio. He will be based in the firm’s Milan office. • A […]

Geffen takes Ashurst senior partner crown

Ashurst private equity head Charlie Geffen has won the race to succeed Geoffrey Green as senior partner, beating litigation partner Ed Sparrow to the job. Ashurst senior partner crown” />Ashurst private equity head Charlie Geffen (pictured) has won the race to succeed Geoffrey Green as senior partner, beating litigation partner Ed Sparrow to the job. […]

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Shearman’s London office scales back its corporate ambitions

Finance remains the focus but grand plan to take on the magic circle bites the dust. Finance has long been the bedrock of Shearman & Sterling’s global practice. As the Manhattan firm pursued its dreams of international expansion, it used its close ties with Merrill Lynch and Citigroup to advance into Europe and make waves […]

Decision day in Ashurst senior partner ballot

The race to become Ashurst senior partner is entering its final day today (Monday 22 September) as the firm’s partners conclude their voting. Several Ashurst sources say that the contest between corporate head Charlie ­Geffen and litigation head Ed Sparrow is a close one, ­splitting partner sentiment down the middle. The pair are vying to […]

Profile: Charlie Geffen, Ashurst senior partner

Ashurst’s senior partner elect, Charlie Geffen, said that the future of Ashurst’s business lies overseas, pledging a major expansion in Asia. Ashurstsenior partner” />Ashurst’s new senior partner elect, Charlie Geffen, said today that the future of Ashurst’s business lies overseas, pledging a major expansion in Asia. “The future is very much focused on strong development […]

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