The Commercial Court has given an important judgment on the law of contempt in Deutsche Bank’s long-running litigation with billionaire businessman Alexander Vik and his corporate vehicle, Sebastian Holdings Inc.
On 19 July 2016 the European Commission decided that a number of truck manufacturers had infringed competition rules by collusive arrangements on pricing and gross price increases in the EEA for medium and heavy trucks, and on the timing and the passing on of costs for the introduction of mandatory emission technologies.
In the recent decision of Municipio de Mariana v BHP Group plc  EWHC 2930 (TCC), Turner J has struck out, as an abuse of process, the claims of 202,600 Claimants arising out of the collapse of the Fundão Dam in Brazil. The claims had been brought in England against BHP Group plc and BHP Group Ltd. This was understood to be the largest ever group claim in England (by number of individual claimants).
By Niranjan Venkatesan In a landmark judgment that is likely to become the leading authority in this area, the Supreme Court has addressed the principles for ascertaining the proper law of an arbitration agreement and the role of the court of the seat of arbitration in granting anti-suit injunctions. Enka, the claimant, agreed in 2012 to […]
The First Tier Tribunal in HMRC v Newey  UKFTT has recently delivered its decision on the application of the principles of the EU notion of “abuse of right”, after the matter had been remitted from the Court of Appeal ( EWCA Civ 791).
Understanding what employees’ rights are and how this should be handled by employers has never been more important as we reach the peak of the pandemic.
The unprecedented situation that the coronavirus pandemic has delivered to global commerce has impacted on a variety of contractual issues related to non-contentious day-to-day transactions.
With COVID-19 taking hold once more, the government has put the UK under a third lockdown, forcing all non-essential shops to close once again.
On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called “Black Swan” Bill amending section 24 of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (Cap. 80) so as to confer jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of foreign proceedings.
Guidance on how suppliers should deal with consumer’s advance payments, refunds and cancellations during this uncertain period.
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The total number of callers to LawCare is up for a sixth successive year.
DWF’s board is filled with former DLA Piper leaders.
A recent welter of City office moves and lease renegotiations limited Slaughters’ options.
Strategic merger opportunities lie in the lower echelons of the UK Top 200.
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Revived interest in Japan from certain law firms may have something to do with the Rugby World Cup.
Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has rewarded its UK associates with a special appreciation bonus for the last financial year. The US firm has handed out an additional bonus to its associate workforce as a reward for a positive set of London financials in a turbulent year. It is understood that the payment was announced by […]
Katten Muchin Rosenman’s UK arm has appointed employment partner Christopher Hitchins as its new London managing partner. Hitchins succeeds Peter Sugden, who led the London office for nine years. Hitchins trained at Slaughter and May and then joined Latham & Watkins as a corporate lawyer, later shifting to his current focus on employment via stints […]
Centrica has appointed an interim general counsel four months after the departure of former legal chief Justine Campbell. Raj Roy, GC of the UK and Ireland, has stepped in to oversee Centrica group’s legal operations. At the beginning of the year, Campbell moved to National Grid to take on the GC and company secretary role, […]
Firms including Trowers & Hamlins and TLT were among those that made claims through the UK Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme last month, according to new data released by HMRC. The data shows that 17 law firms from the top half of The Lawyer’s latest UK200 report were still making claims for furlough at the […]
Paul Hastings has hired two white-collar and investigations partners from White & Case, as US firms look to expand their City teams. The firm has brought in lawyers Jonathan Pickworth and Joanna Dimmock to the London office. They will join from White & Case, where Pickworth led the white-collar crime practice. Pickworth spent more than […]
Another partner from White & Case’s disputes department is leaving, as Steven Baker exits the firm after three years. Baker joined White & Case in 2018 as part of an expansive lateral hiring strategy in the City. In 2018 Baker left Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft to join White & Case alongside international arbitration partner David […]