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Guernsey’s new ILS hybrid – getting even closer to the risk

Carey Olsen partner Christopher Anderson recently introduced the concept of a hybrid vehicle for use in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry. Here, he explains how and why he came up with the idea of the world’s first ILS hybrid. As is often said, the best ideas are always the simplest. That is reassuringly accurate for […]

Fracking, protestors and injunctions against ‘persons unknown’: Court of Appeal offers guidance amid controversial context

By David Manda, Ruth Ormrod In the recent case of Boyd v Ineos Upstream, a hotly anticipated appeal involving fracking protestors, the Court of Appeal has provided guidance on the highly topical subject of bringing injunctions against ‘persons unknown’.  Walker Morris’ specialist Real Estate Litigators David Manda and Ruth Ormrod explain and offer some practical advice.

Employment legislation update – May 2019

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment, Shakeel Dad The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena. With new information being received almost weekly, our legislation update sets out the changes in chronological order and highlights the headline points together with the proposed or confirmed implementation dates.

Case Law Update – May 2019

Nosworthy v Instinctif Partners Ltd UKEAT/0100/18 – ‘Bad leaver’ provision requiring forfeiture of shares and loan notes was not unlawful In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a bad leaver provision forcing an employee to give up her shareholding if she resigned was not an ‘unconscionable bargain’. Nor was it void as […]

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Vitamin-C verdict may spell trouble ahead for multinational Chinese companies

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SEC continues to focus on ‘fair value’ practices of investment advisers

The media has been shining a strong spotlight on SEC insider trading cases, but in recent years, with much less fanfare, the SEC has brought nearly three times as many cases against investment advisers. Between 2009 and 2013, the number of enforcement cases against investment advisers nearly doubled. Over the last two years, they accounted […]

English High Court addresses separability of arbitration clauses

The English High Court in Beijing Jianlong Heavy Industry Group v Golden Ocean Group Ltd & Ors recently addressed the issue of the separability of arbitration agreements and the circumstances in which public policy factors invalidating the underlying contract may also impeach an arbitration clause. In its pro-arbitration conclusion, the court reinforced the strength of […]

QualitySolicitors shifts direction with new CEO

High street franchise QualitySolicitors (QS) has brought in a new CEO so to allow founder Craig Holt to focus on developing the brand. New CEO Ian Wheeler has had his Linkedin profile set as chief executive at “to be announced” since January this year. Before that, he was an executive director at SR Consulting having […]

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