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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 […]


Milbank handed role on Macquarie takeover of Stagecoach London

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has scooped an instruction to advise Macquarie Bank on its acquisition of Stagecoach’s London bus operations. The acquisitive Australian bank, which is currently locked in a bidding war with Goldman Sachs for Associated British Ports, signed a deal to buy Stagecoach London for £263.6m in cash on 23 June. Milbank […]

Travers, Milbank bag clinphone ipo roles

Travers Smith and New York-based Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy acted for ClinPhone’s London Stock Exchange IPO. ClinPhone is a specialist supplier of technology solutions to the clinical trials industry. It will have a market capitalisation of £94m on listing. The IPO included a £60m placing of new and existing shares. Investec acted as sole […]


Large-scale insolvencies and restructurings have been largely absent from the UK market over the past few years. However, lawyers working in this area are having to get to grips with a number of new factors that have changed the way they go about their work. Pre-pack administrations have come under criticism lately for being less […]

Willkie Farr takes Freshfields antitrust head

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has raided Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to take Paris antitrust and competition head Jacques-Philippe Gunther. Gunther joins the US firm as a partner in its Paris and Brussels offices. He previously led the antitrust and competition practice at Freshfields in Paris, which he started in the Paris office of Freshfields Bruckhaus in […]

Clydes sails into uncharted waters with expansion across the Atlantic

Clyde & Co is making a play for the US litigation market with the hire of four partners from US firm Condon & Forsyth and with new offices in New York and Los Angeles (LA). London Partners Diane Westwood Wilson, Christopher Carlsen and Andrew Harakas joined Clydes last week to set up in the New […]

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