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Issues concerning construction and enforceability of settlement agreements

By Craig Orr Zurich Insurance v Hayward has drawn attention to the scope for parties to re-open settlements when new evidence disproving the other side’s case later emerges. Craig Orr QC considers this and other issues concerning the construction and enforceability of settlement agreements, by reference to modern English and Commonwealth authority.

Romanian Competition Council’s conclusions on retail banking sector inquiry

By Iustinian Captariu, Theodora Stoica Following the adoption of EU Directive (EU) 2015/2366 of the European Parliament and Council of 25 November 2015 on payment services in the internal market (“PSD2”), the Romanian Competition Council (the “RCC”) launched in 2016 a comprehensive study of the Romanian retail banking market. PSD2 is expected to fundamentally change the way […]

Canada: Federal government to implement Wells v Canada

By Jaimie Lickers, John J. Wilson Yesterday, representatives of the federal government and the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation of Newfoundland announced that – as a result of the litigation advanced by Gowling WLG – it will reassess approximately 58,000 membership applications for membership denied on the basis of the evidentiary criteria set aside in Wells v. Canada. […]

MPs can depend on government to renegotiate as part of meaningful vote

By Kieran Laird In the political tempest of the last couple of days it would be easy for a report by a Parliamentary committee to slip under the radar unremarked. However, today’s report by the Commons Procedure Committee concerns the very live issue of the form of the motion on which MPs will have their meaningful […]

Can the UK reverse out of Brexit?

By Kieran Laird In a few weeks MPs will be asked to vote to approve the Withdrawal Agreement and political declaration on a future trade deal negotiated by the government. At present, the mood music is that many – both pro- and anti-Brexit – dislike the package. However, whether or not they vote against it will, […]

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Freshfields out as Dorsey lands Pearson instruction

Dorsey & Whitney’s London team has barged aside Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to secure its first instruction for Pearson, the UK’s largest media and leisure group Partner John Byrne led the Dorsey team advising Pearson on its £20m joint venture with examining board Edexcel. The firm won pitches for the corporate and property aspects of the […]

Davenports hikes corporate with Paisners hire

Davenport Lyons has hired Paisner & Co partner Jeanette Gregson to its corporate department. Gregson, who was at Paisners for almost nine years, specialises in listings and offerings, together with M&A, joint ventures and corporate advisory work. Her appointment takes the number of corporate partners at Davenports to five.

Associated British Ports settles on its favourites

The legal director of Associated British Ports (ABP) has reviewed the company’s outsourcing arrangements and drawn up a list of preferred firms Work was previously outsourced by individual officials at the 21 ports owned and managed by ABP, a process in line with the company’s policy of decentralisation, but this was deemed highly inefficient. The […]

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