Roundtable: The growing influence of litigation funding and managing London’s reputation

This year’s Litigation Team of the Year, sponsored by Gallagher’s Dispute Resolution/Major Risks Practice, shows the strength and breadth of London’s disputes market and the shortlisted litigation teams joined The Lawyer for a discussion in the lead up to this year’s virtual awards. Representatives from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Freeths […]

Barrister of the week: 3VB’s Farhaz Khan

It is rare to see an arbitration played out in public, but this was the case in a recent decision involving FTSE200 company Aggreko. Last month, the Scottish company – which instructed 3VB’s Farhaz Khan – obtained an injunction against Al-Sadi Trading Group (ATG), over monies owed to Aggreko. The dispute centres around Aggreko’s temporary […]

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Softbank’s UK deputy GC leaves role after in-house stint

The deputy general counsel for the UK investment adviser branch of Softbank has left his role after six months. Softbank brought in Paul Loynes in November 2019 from Apollo Global Management, although it’s understood he departed in March. Loynes was previously the first-ever European general counsel of US private equity firm Apollo Global Management. He spent […]