TL 6 January 2014

Matt Byrne

We predict a riot of litigation activity

Welcome back to the start of the New Year proper and The Lawyer’s first print edition of 2014. And welcome also to what looks set to be yet another corking 12 months for litigators. You might recall that at the tail end of 2013 The Lawyer’s Global Litigation Top 50 report highlighted the spectacular growth in […]

Mike Bowers

Tui Travel GC: Travel tales

Tui Travel legal boss Mike Bowers rarely has time to relax with his company trailblazing in digital services and one-of-a-kind holidays, and a new EU travel directive in the wind The first time Mike Bowers worked in the travel industry was before he became a lawyer. The young Bowers spent time as a holiday rep […]

Law Society

The legal aid battle at Chancery Lane

Law Society bosses feel the heat as profession demands more action against cuts Solicitors normally treat their professional body with utter ambivalence. So when some 500 of them swarmed into the Law Society’s London headquarters in Chancery Lane at the end of last year, something must have been up. For the most part, they were […]


A panto-style fees break from Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing offers IT start-ups five ‘magic beans’ if they sign up to fixed-fee product My name is Tech and the Beanstalk. Who am I? No, not The Lawyer Christmas panto production, nor an educational video game. Far from it. It is a fixed-fee service for technology SMEs. And there are no nasty surprises in […]

Stephen Lloyd

​Moves: 6 January 2014

Move of the week Former Ashurst global corporate head Stephen Lloyd is set to join Allen & Overy as co-head of its private equity sector group. He will head the sector alongside the firm’s global leverage finance chief Tim Polglase and corporate partner Karine Kodde, who are based in London and Amsterdam respectively. UK London […]


Top 20 cases to watch in 2014: Overview

The forthcoming year will see some of the largest value trials to date hit the High Court. If 2013 was the year that credit crunch litigation broke through the surface, 2014 will take financial disputes to an all-new level. In total 14 of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases are valued above £100m, with two claims […]

royal courts of justice

2014’s Top 20 Cases: looking back on 2013

What happened to 2013’s cases to watch? Of the 20 cases listed as ones to watch by The Lawyer in January 2013, eight received judgment, five are ongoing and seven settled. Here’s a snapshot of the corkers. The multimillion-pound dispute between Britain’s richest man Lakshmi Mittal, CEO of ArcelorMittal, and rival Manmohan Varma saw the […]


The top 20 cases of 2014: In detail

(1) JP Morgan Chase Bank plc (2) JP Morgan Securities Ltd v (1) Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) Anstalt öffentlichen Rechts v Clifford Chance Partnerschaftsgesellschaft von Rechtsanwälten, Wirtschaftsprüfern, Steuerberatern und Solicitors When? January 2014,  40 days. Where? Commercial Court, Judge TBC JP Morgan is pursuing a $210m (£130m) claim against Berlin’s public transport provider BVG in one […]

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