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Slaughters joins Pannick KC on Activision Blizzard’s CMA fight

Video game company Activision Blizzard has instructed Slaughter and May as a co-counsel in its upcoming appeal against the Competition and Markets Authority. The Lawyer can reveal that Slaughters is joining up with Activision’s longstanding adviser Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in the company’s fight against the regulator’s decision to block its $75bn acquisition […]

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The Hearing: London’s richest new rainmakers, Woodsford’s ESG bonanza, and Lord Pannick’s getting competitive

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Hearing, your guide to the UK litigation market. In this week’s edition, we take a look at London’s new set of litigation rainmakers, while Lord Pannick KC joins London’s antitrust party. But first, one senior litigator asks….. How big of a deal is ESG litigation?  “I’ve yet to hear […]

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Our Verdict: TfL safeguards roads from protest; and Merrill Lynch forced to disclose documents 

This week saw Transport for London successfully win another injunction against eco-protestors, Merrill Lynch forced to disclose documents, and a prominent KC avoid a finding of professional negligence. TfL triumphant in eco-protest injunction In another defeat for eco-protestors, TfL has won its bid to have a final injunction granted at the High Court against Insulate […]