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The Hearing: Can anyone stop Addleshaw Goddard?

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Hearing, your weekly insider’s guide to the UK’s litigation market. It is the May 1 and hundreds of lawyers are stepping into their first day as new partners. Litigation promotions were a mixed bag across US firms. Several major players, namely Quinn Emanuel and Hogan Lovells, did not […]

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Claim spotter: Louis Vuitton joins merchant interchange fees dispute

Luxury goods giant LVMH joins interchange fee dispute French luxury goods behemoth LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has swung into the merchant interchange fees dispute with over 25 separate claims filed by its subsidiaries against Visa and Mastercard between 24 and 25 April. The Lawyer understands that the claims form an addition to the long-running […]

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In court this week: IBM, Nigeria and a CAT settlement

Computer giant IBM’s mainframe litigation lands in court Today (29 April) Quinn Emanuel takes on Clifford Chance in the Technology and Construction Court for a 28-day trial that will be watched closely by tech companies and regulators across the globe. This mammoth litigation is one of The Lawyer’s top 20 cases of 2024. IBM brought […]

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F1 Team Alpine files claim against sustainability partner

Formula 1 team Alpine Racing has filed a claim against its official sustainability platform partner, green investment business Ecowatt. Represented by Bird & Bird, the Renault-owned team filed a part 7 “general commercial contracts and arrangements” claim in the England and Wales Commercial Court against its sustainability partner on 25 April. A part 7 claim […]

The Hearing: How lawyers are preparing for new Rwanda litigation

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Hearing, your insider’s guide to the UK litigation market. As the Lords and the Commons finally settled on the new Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill in the early hours of Tuesday morning, attention began to shift to how the Government planned, both practically and legally, to […]