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New Court of Appeal case a game-changer for arbitration in family law

By Sarah Green A recent Court of Appeal case has the potential to change the landscape of arbitration in family law. With the court backlog worse than ever as a result of Covid-19, out-of-court settlement options, such as Early Neutral Evaluations, Private FDRs and Arbitration are seen as increasingly attractive prospects for separating couples, who […]

Decade-long Saad litigation settled between AHAB and Grant Thornton Defendants

By Rupert Bell, Shelley White, Colette Wilkins, Andrew Gibson, Arikka Farley After over 11 years of litigation, Walkers Cayman is pleased to announce that Walkers’ clients, the Grant Thornton Defendants, have reached a confidential settlement with AHAB which results in their release from the AHAB v. Saad Investments and Others proceedings in the Cayman Islands. The proceedings […]

The remote trustee: Getting your house in order after the Covid-19 pandemic

By David Pytches, Monique Bhullar, Philip Paschalides, David Pytches, Clive Thomas To say 2020 has been a challenging year for many would be an understatement. The onset of COVID-19 saw significant hardships for millions of people globally and the economic impacts continue to ripple across the world’s economy, with many expecting these negative consequences to […]

How to manage virtual cross-cultural teams – Interculturality

How to manage virtual teams In our last blog, we explored why it’s important to capitalise on internal resources by designing inclusive workplaces. Inclusion often encounters resistance among those who consider it a passing HR trend and feel the voice of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) advocates is too paternalistic. But often this resistance exists because […]



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Mayer Brown represents Sinochem for oil and gas transaction

Mayer Brown has announced today that it is representing Sinochem Petroleum USA LLC, a US subsidiary of the Beijing-based Sinochem Group, on a $1.7bn transaction to purchase a 40 per cent undivided interest in approximately 207,000 net oil and natural gas leasehold acres held by Pioneer Natural Resources Company in the highly prospective horizontal Wolfcamp […]

Paul A Jorissen

Paul A Jorissen

Paul A Jorissen is a transactional lawyer whose practice is concentrated on representing investment and commercial banks, issuers and borrowers in structuring and negotiating securitisation, covered bond and other financing arrangements in the US and cross-border transactions, including transactions backed by residential and commercial mortgage loans, home equity loans, franchise loans, equipment loans and leases, […]


Dundas remains defiant in the face of further exits

Scottish firm Dundas & Wilson has vowed to keep London at the centre of its growth strategy in the wake of further departures. It is understood that three corporate partners are planning to leave the firm, including partner Simon Sale. When contacted by The Lawyer earlier this week about a possible move Sale denied his […]

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The Lawyer unveils digital makeover

The Lawyer is today launching a dramatically enhanced new website to showcase more of its market-leading content than ever before. and have undergone complete facelifts and are now easier to navigate, as well as more interactive and improved with more images, use of video and rich media. Over the next two weeks The […]

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