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Brexit worries drain confidence in EU reference procedure

In a legal first, Brexit prevents High Court from clarifying if it has jurisdiction in a human rights claim against the EU. The Kosovo victims of serious human rights abuses from two decades ago bring damages claims against the EU. On 13 February 2019 the High Court in the case of Tomanovic v EU [2019] […]

Litigation funding 2019 – United Arab Emirates

By James Foster, Courtney Rothery We have authored the inaugural UAE chapter in the annual Guide to Litigation Funding published by Law Business Research (part of the “Getting the Deal Through” series). This is the third edition of the global survey of the law and practice of litigation funding. With the third-party funding of litigation and arbitration […]

The Bluberi CCAA proceedings: litigation funding in insolvency

By Patrice Benoit, Geneviève Cloutier On February 4, 2019, the Court of Appeal of Quebec released its decision in the matter of Callidus Capital Corporation and al. v. 9354-9186 Québec Inc. (formerly Bluberi Gaming Technologies Inc.).  With the increase in third party litigation funding, we are now seeing it being used in the insolvency context and the Court of […]

New parental leave arrangements in Jersey from September

By Helen Ruelle, Will Austin-Vautier Extended maternity and paternity leave giving new parents the legal right to a year away from work are set to come into force in September – and employers need to have updated handbooks, policies and contracts in time for the change. The new proposed rights offer 52 weeks of leave to parents […]

The future of Cayman vehicles in Asian structures

By Kate Hodson, David Nelson The Cayman Islands is one of the most utilised international finance centres (IFC) in the Asian finance industry. The largest and most populous continent, Asia covers a diverse cultural landscape, with highly differing economies, laws and regulations and it is against this backdrop that the use of Cayman structures has been established […]

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