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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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Chen & Co granted Hong Kong licence

Shanghai-headquartered firm Chen & Co has become the second People’s Republic of China-based law firm to be granted a foreign law firm licence in Hong Kong. Managing partner Frank Chen will oversee the new office, which will only offer China advice. King & Wood is the only other China firm to have been approved by […]

A&O set to reveal 20 per cent PEP increase

Allen & Overy (A&O) is expected to reveal double-digit growth in both turnover and profit when the magic circle firm publishes its limited-liability partnership (LLP) accounts later this week. It is estimated that turnover will jump by approximately 15 per cent, from £666m to £766m, for the 2005-06 financial year. Meanwhile, average profit per equity […]

Skadden, Cleary wrap up Mittal purchase

After what has been one of the most tempestuous courtships of recent times, Mittal Steel has finally succumbed to Arcelor. The deal has been an epic battle for the companies and, of course, their law firms. Mittal, advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, first approached Arcelor at the end of January. Arcelor, advised by […]

Richards Butler set for Dubai expansion

Richards Butler is preparing to launch a new office in Dubai, The Lawyer can reveal, just days after the firm signed an association with Swiss firm Chabrier & Partners. Richards Butler is preparing to launch a new office in Dubai, The Lawyer can reveal, just days after the firm signed an association with Swiss firm Chabrier & […]

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France’s Jeantet links up with Australia’s Clayton Utz for reciprocal secondment programme

French independent Jeantet Associés and Australian national firm Clayton Utz have joined forces in a unique secondment relationship. French independent Jeantet Associés and Australian national firm Clayton Utz have joined forces in a unique secondment relationship. Claytons senior associate Sarah Varney is currently on secondment with Jeantet in Paris, working with the firm’s energy and natural […]

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