These are The Lawyer‘s Top 20 cases to look out for in 2019.
Each year The Lawyer Top 20 Cases picks the biggest and most interesting UK court cases to follow.
1. Canary Wharf Group v European Medicines Agency
2. N v Royal Bank of Scotland and National Crime Agency
3. (1) Alexander Mayr, (2) Rouver Investment SÀRL, (3) Life Sciences Partners Limited and (4) Spokane Investments Limited v CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
4. Balmoral v Competition & Markets Authority
5. The Federal Republic of Nigeria v JP Morgan Chase Bank NA
6. Suez Fortune Investments Ltd and Piraeus Bank AE v Talbot Underwriting Ltd & Ors
7. Huawei v Conversant
8. London Borough of Hillingdon & Ors v Secretary of State for Transport
9. Goldscheider v Royal Opera House
10. ACL Netherlands BV (as successor to Autonomy Corporation Limited), Hewlett-Packard Vision BV, Autonomy Systems Limited, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise New Jersey v Dr Michael Lynch & Mr Sushovan Hussain
11. Campaign Against Arms Trade & Ors v Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
12. Bailey & Ors v GlaxoSmithKline UK Limited
13. Road Haulage Association or United Kingdom Trucks Claim, Royal Mail Group Limited, BT Group plc & Ors, Dawsongroup plc & Ors, Wolseley UK Limited & Ors, Suez Groupe SAS & Ors, Veolia Environnment S.A. & Ors, Ryder Limited & Another, Arla Foods and Adnams plc & Ors v Daimler, DAF, Iveco, MAN, Volvo/Renault and Scania
14. High Commissioner for Pakistan in the UK v NatWest Bank PLC
15. Yukos Finance B.V. & Ors v Stephen Lynch & Ors
16. The Secretary of State for Health and the NHS Business Services Authority v Servier Laboratories Limited, (2) Servier Research and Development Limited, (4) Les Laboratoires Servier SAS, (5) Servier SAS
17. Avonwick Holdings Limited v Azitio Holdings Limited, Dargamo Holdings Limited, Oleg Mkrtchan and Sergiy Taruta
18. (1) PCP Capital Partners LLP & (2) PCP International Finance Limited v Barclays Bank PLC
19. Financial Reporting Council v Deloitte
20. Slater and Gordon (UK) Limited v Watchstone Group Plc
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These are The Lawyer‘s Top 20 cases to look out for in 2019.
The competition case brought by Peugeot against a a series of the car manufacturer’s former parts suppliers has ended before reaching trial after Macfarlanes client SKF settled out of court. SKF was the remaining defendant from a considerable starting list in a case that had included White & Case, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brick Court […]
Eversheds Sutherland has settled a professional negligence claim from former client Northern Rock Asset Management (NRAM) before the case was set to be heard in the High Court. The Lawyer had revealed that the £100m case, which was one of The Lawyer’s Top Cases for 2018, was gearing up for a High Court date scheduled for […]
The alleged bribery dispute between former Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone and Bluewaters Communications will go to trial in the High Court in October 2019.
CMS client Lloyds Bank has instructed an additional QC as it gears up to defend itself against a £55m claim over Premier Motorauctions’ liquidation.
The QC acting for Property Alliance Group (PAG) in its £30m dispute with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has accused the bank of “lowballing” during the trial.
The defendants’ costs in the ongoing dispute between Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone and an investment firm over a decade-long bribery dispute could reach £24m, The Lawyer can reveal.
The Clifford Chance litigation team is finally emerging from its Excalibur nightmare and, under new management, is poised for two big cases, featured in The Lawyer Top 20 Cases 2018.
Public interest cases take centre stage this year, with Uber and the NHS among those to have their day in court. Meanwhile, rows over Harvey Weinstein and Brexit wait in the wings
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The High Court has recently decided that on an optional redemption of a collateralised loan obligation securitisation (“CLO”), the collateral manager was not entitled to an incentive fee at the expense of junior bondholders. The claim was brought by Deutsche Trustee Company Limited (the “Trustee”) in order to determine the correct interpretation of the bond […]
A High Court judge has granted DLA Piper client European Medicines Agency permission to appeal against the dismissal of its claim to cancel its £500m office lease in London. EMA argued that the 25-year lease on its Canary Wharf base had been “frustrated” and should be able to relocate to Amsterdam. It claimed that the […]
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has secured its most decisive victory to date in the £14bn Mastercard class action after the Court of Appeal overturned an earlier ruling in the case. The case will now be re-heard in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CATf) which had previously sided with Mastercard’s lawyers at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer by […]
India’s largest real estate developer Unitech will have to pay Allen & Overy client Deutsche Bank more than $300m after it failed to turn up to the trial, a High Court judge has ruled. Originally featured in The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2014, Deutsche Bank AG & Other v Unitech Global Limited & Unitech […]
A pair of Blackstone Chambers silks led as the Football Association (FA) dismissed allegations of an inappropriate gesture against a Premier League footballer. Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessy allegedly made a Nazi salute in a picture posted on social media app Instagram by a teammate on 5 January. The Welsh international footballer denied making the […]
A busy week at the High Court is headlined by Deutsche Bank’s protracted claim against Unitech Global which originally made The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2014. The case kicked off as a Libor dispute and was expected to set precedents over whether companies can avoid paying back debts based on manipulated rates. Deutsche Bank’s […]
Jones Day and Shepherd & Wedderburn have been told by a High Court judge to “keep proportionality in the forefront of their minds” in the latest spat between the owners of Sheffield United football club. Sir Geoffrey Vos was asked to oversee an application made by UTB (a company co-owned by HRH Prince Abdullah bin […]
A group of investors are appealing against a previous decision over privileged documents held by Dentons. Investors claimed they had lost over €6.5m due to an allegedly fraudulent investment scheme operated by Cypriot company Anabus Holdings Limited, which dissolved in 2010. Salans, which merged into Dentons in 2013, acted for the company that sold the […]
A High Court judge was required to confirm the roles of Big Four accountant KPMG and Addleshaw Goddard on HMV’s insolvency after confusion over the document submission. The Honourable Mr Justice Barling was required to conduct a hearing in the High Court on 24 January, ruling that a late electronic submission of insolvency documents would […]
Womble Bond Dickinson has failed in its attempt to recuse the judge overseeing a lawsuit brought against the firm’s client The Post Office. The Lawyer reported last month that Womble Bond Dickinson had applied to recuse Justice Peter Fraser, on the basis that the first ruling suggested he had formed an opinion on matters which […]
With a flux of landmark cases, legislative changes and the HMRC’s aggressive pursuit of avoidance and evasion, tax has been pushed into the public eye and up the agenda for litigation teams. A large reason for an increase in cases, which has created a litigation backlog, includes the controversial accelerated payment notices (APN), which forces […]
A deputy judge in Hong Kong’s Court of First Instance has slammed K&L Gates’s request for documents as “vague”, “inconsistent” and “convoluted” in an ongoing fraud dispute involving a former partner. A judgment dated 29 March shows that the US firm requested a number of documents, including some protected by confidentiality agreements, in a bid […]