PrivatBank: What to expect from next week’s mammoth trial

Ukraine’s largest commercial bank PrivatBank, its two former owners and an alleged fraud worth $1.9bn – these are the components of a long-running case full of explosive allegations, which is finally set for a substantive trial starting on Monday. Hogan Lovells represents PrivatBank as the claimant, while the defendants include Igor Kolomoisky, represented by Fieldfisher, […]


Claim Spotter: Top 20 case defendant calls in administrators; while Optical Express hit with defamation suit

Wejo owes $60m upon filing for administration Manchester vehicle data start-up company Wejo filed a notice of intention to appoint an administrator last week (30 May), for which it then brought in Leonard Curtis Recovery as its administrator. The company was part of the “SPAC Boom” in 2020/21, whereby many high-growth tech companies became publicly […]

Cambridgeshire Guided Busway

In court this week: Cambridgeshire busway, anti-nausea tablets and blood pressure drugs

Cambridgeshire busway project heads to court Heading to the Technology and Construction Court for 23 days starting from tomorrow (6 June) is the £110m dispute brought by Cambridgeshire County Council over the alleged defective Cambridge Guided Busway, which connects Cambridge, Huntingdon and St Ives. The Cambridge Guided Busway is said to be the longest guided […]


Parties settle legal battle over Debenhams’ collapse

A confidential settlement has been reached in the hard-fought dispute between retail giant Frasers Group against Debenhams’ administrators and several hedge funds, The Lawyer can reveal. Mike Ashley, the billionaire behind Frasers Group and founder of Sports Direct, was pursuing a High Court case against the Official Receiver, the former joint administrators at FRP Advisory, and four […]