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Fund finance market: How can lenders protect themselves?

By Alistair Russell, Richard Munden, Ardil Salem Although the fund finance market has historically been, and continues to be, a particularly low-risk one for lenders, recent events have led some to consider a rather rare and unlikely scenario: what if a fund simply releases or waives the commitments of its investors without lender consent? A credit agreement will […]

Five key employment cases: 2018

By Antonia Blackwell As we enter the festive period and the start of a new year, we take a look back on some of the most notable cases of 2018. Employer’s liability A managing director’s assault on an employee was held to be “in the course of employment” by the Court of Appeal, and therefore […]

Fraudsters are entitled to make use of the law of adverse possession

By Nick Shepherd, Lucy Shepherd The Court of Appeal has held that the law of adverse possession can be used to obtain ownership of a property even if the possession came about due to previous fraudulent activity. Background The case of Rashid v Nasrullah involved two people named Mohammed Rashid, whom the court for convenience termed MR1 […]

Ontario postpones retail cannabis licence applications at the eleventh hour

By Lewis Retik, William Bjornsson At 7:30 p.m. on the evening of December 13, effectively one business day before the application portal for Ontario retail cannabis licences was scheduled to open, the Ontario government announced that it will postpone its acceptance of cannabis retail licence applications. The move was announced as a response to continued […]

Brexit and the protection of geographical indications for food and drink

By Ravi Randhawa In this article we review the potentially complex and disruptive implications of both a ‘deal’ and ‘no deal’ Brexit for UK and EU producers of GI-protected products given the current huge economic benefit (and cultural value) for the UK with over £5 billion gained in annual exports of GI-protected products. INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHICAL […]

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SJ Berwin confirms exclusive BPP tie-up

All of SJ Berwin‘s future trainees will study for the LPC at BPP Law School as part of an exclusive relationship formed just a week after the school was given degree-awarding powers. As reported on www.the lawyer.com (24 September), BPP has become the first private sector company eligible to hand out degrees after the Privy […]

Kirkland London bags four new partners

Kirkland & Ellis has made up four partners in London as part of a round that saw 62 promotions worldwide. Kon Asimacopoulos has been promoted within the London restructuring practice while the banking and finance practice has seen the promotion of Phillip Crump. Anu Balasubramanian and James MacArthur have been made up in the corporate […]

BLG litigation star defects to Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown” />Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has been left in disarray following the defection of a three-partner team led by commercial litigation head Clare Canning to Mayer Brown. Canning, along with partners Simon Willis and Matthew Lawson, is set to join the US firm in the coming weeks and is said by BLG insiders […]

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Where have all the derivatives specialists gone?

Despite being a growing area of City work, derivatives still holds limited appeal for trainees. By Julia Berris Who said the job of a derivatives lawyer is boring? Whoever it was should speak to Allen & Overy (A&O) US derivatives head Jeff Golden, who furnishes all budding derivatives lawyers with a crib sheet entitled ‘How […]

Nabarro swoops for Howrey dispute resolution duo

Nabarro has strengthened its dispute resolution team having recruited two partners from Howrey. Peter Fitzpatrick and George Maling were both partners in the litigation team at Howrey. Fitzpatrick specialises in international arbitration and litigation and has particular expertise in aviation, banking, oil and gas and healthcare. Maling also specialises in international arbitration and litigation and […]

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