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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 […]



Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy’s London finance practice has achieved an impressive first. Already accustomed to working on a number of the largest-to-date European deals, it has now brought a new structure to Europe. In February, the Netherlands became the first European country to agree to a contractually, rather than structurally, subordinated high-yield bond financing.The […]


A&O revises BG’s share capital acquisition of Eogil Allen & Overy has advised BG Group on an agreement revision that has resulted in it acquiring the share capital of Enron Oil & Gas India Limited (Eogil).The US Bankruptcy Court has approved the terms of the new agreement, following an objection from a rival bidder and […]

Lovells wins finance star from Creditweb

Lovells has hired the general counsel of mortgage and consumer finance company Creditweb as of counsel in London Roger Tym joins Lovells’ retail finance team within the international financial services group.Creditweb was formed at the height of the dotcom frenzy, with a combination of German and UK businesses, and the recruitment of a senior management […]

Deals summary

Linklaters (John Tucker) advised JP Morgan as lead arranger and joint bookrunner on the $2bn (£1.4bn) debt funding for Swiss group Xstrata’s acquisition of Australian and South African coal business Glencore International for $2.5bn (£1.75bn). Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Xstrata. Allen & Overy advised Glencore. Denton Wilde Sapte (Sarah Coucher) advised Coutts & Co and […]

Norton Rose scores Kirch coup

Bondholders give City firm a German boost; DLA best friend Görg brought in Norton Rose‘s capital markets team is basking in the limelight on a scale never enjoyed before as a result of its presence on one of the most bitter crises ever to affect the German media market. The firm, which merged with Gaedertz’s […]

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