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Environmental, social and governance (ESG) litigation risk for lenders

James Petkovic has written an article for PLC on risks faced by companies arising out of environmental, social or governance (ESG) concerns. This is presently an extremely active area of litigation with multiple claims before, or recently before, the Courts seeking recovery based on ESG concerns.

Penalty Clauses with Alexander Brown

In this webinar, Alexander Brown considers the distinction between penalties and liquidated damages, looking at the leading case (Cavendish v Makdessi; ParkingEye v Beavis), the law applied since Cavendish, and practical tips for drafting an enforceable clause which will not be considered a penalty.

Commercial Court hands down landmark pharmaceuticals decision

On 10 February 2022, Mr Justice Butcher handed down judgment in the case of Cardiorentis AG v IQVIA Ltd v IQVIA RDS, Inc. [2022] EWHC 250 (Comm). Following a 7-week trial in the Commercial Court, Mr Justice Butcher dismissed Cardiorentis’ claim for wasted expenditure of about €100 million and awarded judgment in favour of IQVIA Ltd on unpaid invoices.

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Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.

Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]

Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.


Weil Gotshal & Manges

Weil makes up for last year’s London omission with three City promotions

After promoting no-one in London last year, Weil Gotshal & Manges has announced its highest number of City promotions in three years. The US firm has made up three new partners in London out of a total of 11 globally. James Bromley will be a partner in the private funds practice, while Alexander Martin will join the […]

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, BCLP

Three new London partners for BCLP in first post-merger promotions round

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has made up 23 lawyers to partner in its latest promotions round, with the majority being legacy Bryan Cave lawyers. It is the first set of promotions since Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) merged in April. Eighteen lawyers have been promoted across the United States, while three solicitors – all […]

Lateral hires London

Simpson Thacher remains selective in London with one City promotion

US firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has made up one lawyer to partner in London for the second year in a row. Real estate lawyer Samuel Charlton has made the cut, while another 9 lawyers have been promoted across the firm’s US offices in New York, Houston and Palo Alto. There is one promotion in […]


Latham puts London at the heart of this year’s promotions

Latham & Watkins is to promote 31 lawyers to partner globally, with the firm announcing more promotions in London than in any other of its offices. A total of nine lawyers will be made partner in the City, while there are 21 promotions across Latham’s US offices. Six lawyers have been made up in New York, […]

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