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Issues concerning construction and enforceability of settlement agreements

By Craig Orr Zurich Insurance v Hayward has drawn attention to the scope for parties to re-open settlements when new evidence disproving the other side’s case later emerges. Craig Orr QC considers this and other issues concerning the construction and enforceability of settlement agreements, by reference to modern English and Commonwealth authority.

Romanian Competition Council’s conclusions on retail banking sector inquiry

By Iustinian Captariu, Theodora Stoica Following the adoption of EU Directive (EU) 2015/2366 of the European Parliament and Council of 25 November 2015 on payment services in the internal market (“PSD2”), the Romanian Competition Council (the “RCC”) launched in 2016 a comprehensive study of the Romanian retail banking market. PSD2 is expected to fundamentally change the way […]

Canada: Federal government to implement Wells v Canada

By Jaimie Lickers, John J. Wilson Yesterday, representatives of the federal government and the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation of Newfoundland announced that – as a result of the litigation advanced by Gowling WLG – it will reassess approximately 58,000 membership applications for membership denied on the basis of the evidentiary criteria set aside in Wells v. Canada. […]

MPs can depend on government to renegotiate as part of meaningful vote

By Kieran Laird In the political tempest of the last couple of days it would be easy for a report by a Parliamentary committee to slip under the radar unremarked. However, today’s report by the Commons Procedure Committee concerns the very live issue of the form of the motion on which MPs will have their meaningful […]

Can the UK reverse out of Brexit?

By Kieran Laird In a few weeks MPs will be asked to vote to approve the Withdrawal Agreement and political declaration on a future trade deal negotiated by the government. At present, the mood music is that many – both pro- and anti-Brexit – dislike the package. However, whether or not they vote against it will, […]

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The joint enterprise office of Baker & McKenzie and Japanese firm Tokyo Aoyama Aoki Law Office has appointed Kazuo Taguchi to its international tax practice. Previously director of the corporate tax division of Japan’s National Tax Administration (Nat), Taguchi will join the firm in September.Speaking about the appointment, Tokyo tax group practice leader Yukinori Watanabe […]

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A round up of stories from the UK and around the world Clifford Chance has finalised its annual figures and reviewed them upwards on original estimates. The firm’s turnover to April 2001 was £937m, up from an initial prediction of £915m. That means partners at the top of lockstep will take home £855,000, £10,000 more […]

Pinsents City office spirits work away from the regions

Pinsent Curtis Biddle’s regional offices are losing work to the firm’s London practice following the merger. Pinsents, which has just announced figures indicating growth of 12.5 per cent on the combined total of Pinsent Curtis’s and Biddle’s turnovers last year, now has more than half of its headline clients using the Londonbranch.Senior partner Julian Tonks […]

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