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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 […]


Gowling WLG advises on Charme acquisition of JD Classics

The Gowling WLG corporate team has advised on the sale of the majority stake in JD Classics to the pan-European mid-market private equity firm Charme III. The firm advised Derek Hood, founder of premium car restoration business JD Classics, on the transaction. Derek will retain a significant stake and will partner with Charme and the […]

Gowling WLG advises on £11m Mercia acquisition

A March 2016 instruction saw several of Gowling WLG’s teams collaborate to assist client Mercia Technologies plc (Mercia) on its acquisition of Enterprise Ventures, a leading provider of early stage and growth finance. Corporate partner Kristian Rogers led on the deal with support from senior associate Mark Rowan and associate Laura Le Marechal in the Corporate team and partner Jon […]

Gowling WLG helped in second-largest pensions buy-in

Gowling WLG advised longstanding pensions client Rothesay Life on a bulk annuity deal with the Civil Aviation Authority Pension Scheme, worth £1.6bn. At the time of completion, this was the second largest buy in ever secured by a UK pension scheme. It was also the UK’s largest de-risking transaction completed at the time. Pensions partner Paul Feathers led […]

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