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Challenging schemes of arrangement: Recent case analysis

21/6/2021 | Blogs & Articles

Although the recent spate of decisions might give the opposite impression, fully-argued challenges to schemes of arrangement (and, now, restructuring...

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SFO & Anr v Hotel Portfolio II UK Limited & Ors [2021] EWHC 1273 (Comm): limits of tracing into a debt

9/6/2021 | Blogs & Articles

On 18 May 2021, Mr Justice Foxton handed down two judgments in the same proceedings:

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Climate change activism and its impact on parent company liability

2/6/2021 | Blogs & Articles

On 26 May 2021, the District Court in The Hague in the Netherlands (the "Dutch Court") ordered Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS") to cut its CO2 emissions...

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Parent company liability for the actions of foreign subsidiaries

11/5/2021 | Blogs & Articles

The English Courts have issued a series of significant decisions in recent years addressing the issue of parent company liability.

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Court of Appeal provides guidance on interpretation of retained EU law post-Brexit

29/4/2021 | Blogs & Articles

At the end of March 2021, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision on air passenger rights in the case of Lipton v BA City Flyer.

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Football’s European Super League: a competing competition or a competition dispute?

19/4/2021 | Blogs & Articles

Major European football clubs in talks to establish The European Super League, in direct competition with the UEFA-organised Europa and Champions...

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Witness Evidence and Memory Distortion: What lawyers can do to reduce the impact of memory distortion of witnesses in international arbitration

31/3/2021 | Blogs & Articles

Factual witness evidence can often be the making or the downfall of a party's case, whether that be in litigation or international arbitration ("IA").

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Service of proceedings out of jurisdiction post-Brexit - significant changes to court rules

22/3/2021 | Blogs & Articles

From 6 April 2021, claimants in English proceedings no longer have to apply for the court’s permission to serve those proceedings out of...

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Test for “unambiguous impropriety” exception to without prejudice privilege clarified by Court of Appeal

4/2/2021 | Blogs & Articles

Test for "unambiguous impropriety" exception to without prejudice privilege clarified by Court of Appeal in Motorola Solutions Inc and another v...

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Big win for policyholders: Supreme Court’s ruling on the FCA’s Business Interruption Test Case

19/1/2021 | Blogs & Articles

After an appeal heard urgently under the “leapfrog” procedure, the Supreme Court handed down last Friday, 15th January 2020, a stunning victory...

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The power of Part 36 and the Court’s discretion - Telefonica UK Ltd v The Office of Communications

12/1/2021 | Blogs & Articles

In our first blog of the New Year, we take a look at an interesting Court of Appeal decision from the latter half of 2020 that caught our eye and one...

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Subject to contract negotiations: Joanne Properties v Moneything Capital Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 1541

15/12/2020 | Blogs & Articles

The "subject to contract" label should be used with caution, and parties should be careful to ensure that where it has been used, during any stage of...

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Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd and others [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm) – Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

7/12/2020 | Blogs & Articles

We review the judgment of the High Court in Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd and others [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm) under the...

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Who Observes the Fair-Minded Observer? A Note on Halliburton v Chubb

4/12/2020 | Blogs & Articles

On 27 November 2020 the Supreme Court handed down its long awaited judgment in Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd [2020] UKSC 48,...

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The ICC publishes its 2021 Arbitration Rules

23/10/2020 | Blogs & Articles

The 2021 Rules will apply to all arbitrations registered after the 1 January 2021, whilst the 2017 edition of the ICC Rules (the "2017 Rules") will...

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Records set in International Chamber of Commerce’s (“ICC”) 2019 Dispute Resolution Statistics

9/9/2020 | Blogs & Articles

The ICC has recently published its 2019 Dispute Resolution Statistics for the cases administered by the ICC International Court of Arbitration in...

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The LCIA publishes its 2020 Rules: A light-touch update to meet modern needs

13/8/2020 | Blogs & Articles

On 11 August 2020 the LCIA unveiled the long-awaited update to its Arbitration Rules (the '2020 Rules'). The 2020 Rules will become effective on 1...

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Sevilleja (Respondent) v Marex Financial Ltd (Appellant) – Reflective Loss: a "will o' the wisp" ensnared

20/7/2020 | Blogs & Articles

On 15 July 2020, the Supreme Court allowed the appeal in Marex v Sevilleja UKSC 2018/0178, in the process providing much needed definition to the...

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Anti-suit injunctions: Lessons from Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha v Chubb Seguros Brasil SA

10/7/2020 | Blogs & Articles

The recent case of Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha v Chubb Seguros Brasil SA [2020] EWHC 1223 (Comm) provides an important reminder of the circumstances in...

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The Risk in the Rescue: The Duties and Potential Liabilities of Monitors under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act

7/7/2020 | Blogs & Articles

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act has been raced through Parliament on an emergency basis in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and came...

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