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Construction: can a company in liquidation refer a dispute to adjudication?

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) where the company seeking to refer a dispute to adjudication was in liquidation. The substance of the dispute related to the contractor’s claim for payment allegedly due for […]

Overseas companies and UK property – all change in 2021

By Maria Connolly At the end of July, the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill was published. The intention is that, from 2021, overseas entities wanting  to deal in certain UK property will have to register in the overseas entities register (OER). Why will overseas entities have to register?

Hackitt review: Response suggests further extension of the regime

By Adrian Mansbridge As outlined in our previous articles covering what lies ahead for high rise regulation and the proposed ban on flammable cladding the legislative programme to implement the recommendations of the Hackitt review and to address broader concerns is already underway. However, as anticipated, political concerns have already led to these proposals being “beefed up”…

Use of behavioural biometrics brings privacy issues under GDPR

By Alex Towers With cybertheft and data breaches becoming an increasingly common occurrence, the need to rapidly and accurately identify fraud has driven the development of behavioural biometrics as a means to target automated attacks and suspicious transactions. However, for the technology to function, companies must amass libraries of biometric personal data to construct profiles…

Supreme Court rules a ‘right to litigate’ cannot be assigned to a third party

By Rebecca MacCann What happens if you assign your right to litigate to a person or company that is unconnected to the event that creates the right to litigate? In the recent Supreme Court case of SPV Osus Ltd v­ HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland) Limited & Ors [2018] IESC 44, the Supreme Court held […]

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Dentons rebuilds IP with Taylor Wessing hire

Denton Wilde Sapte’s embattled technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) department has scooped its first lateral hire since the group was hit last year with a damaging wave of departures. Taylor Wessing IP litigation partner John Linneker is joining Dentons, although a start date is yet to be agreed. Linneker, who was an equity partner at […]

Dewey storms race to secure Wind purchase

Gianni and Bonelli lose out as US firm triumphs in Italian telecoms contest Dewey Ballantine client Weather Investments has won out in the high-profile contest for Italian telecommunications group Wind, tabling a stunning €12.2bn (£8.34bn) offer to defeat a bid by Blackstone. Dewey Italian head Bruno Gattai advised Weather, the bid vehicle led by Egyptian […]

Flag Telecom counsel quits for Medtronic

FLAG Telecom’s general counsel has quit after four years to move into the healthcare sector. FLAG Telecom’s general counsel has quit after four years to move into the healthcare sector. Kees van Ophem, who joined Zurich-based FLAG in October 2001, is leaving the international wholesale network transport and communications services provider in May to take up a […]

David Curtin: Aspen Re

The Spitzer price-fixing investigation could spell big changes for the insurance industry. Aspen Re’s David Curtin is keeping a close eye on the outcome. By Joanne Harris Just over a year ago, New York Attorney-General Eliot Spitzer sent shockwaves through the insurance world when he announced he was launching an investigation into broking giant Marsh & McLennan. […]

Payout bouts

Jurisdictional choice has become a key battleground in reinsurance conflicts. Ian McKenna and John Vishneski provide the lowdown on both sides of the Atlantic When one considers some of the cases in the reinsurance sector in early 2005 on both sides of the Atlantic, two key issues emerge: first, the need for contractual certainty; and […]

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