Blogs & Articles

Mastermelt Ltd v Siegfried Evionnaz SA: The return of the Italian torpedo?

12/5/2020 | Blogs & Articles

In a recent case before the High Court, Mastermelt Ltd v Siegfried Evionnaz SA [2020] EWHC 927 (QB), a dispute arose over whether the Swiss or...

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The Suspension of Wrongful Trading Provisions and Directors’ Continuing Liabilities and Duties

27/4/2020 | Blogs & Articles

Amongst a set of far-reaching new measures designed to ease the pressures and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK businesses, the UK Government...

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Locked down, but not out: How the Courts rose to COVID-19’s challenge

22/4/2020 | Blogs & Articles

"It will not be business as usual". These were the understated words employed by the Lord Chief Justice to herald the judicial system's impressive...

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COVID-19 and its impact on International Arbitration: the show must go on

14/4/2020 | Blogs & Articles

Since our first COVID-related blog on 3 March 2020, events have moved rapidly all over the world as the global pandemic extends its reach into...

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Taking of evidence by way of deposition from a non-party witness in aid of foreign arbitration proceedings - A and B v C, D and E [2020] EWCA Civ 409

8/4/2020 | Blogs & Articles

The late Frank Sinatra sang “Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today, I want to be a part of it, New York, New York”. His advice was not...

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Vicarious liability boundaries restored... but for how long?

3/4/2020 | Blogs & Articles

The Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeal ruling of last year, that Morrisons are vicariously liable for the malicious theft and...

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Standing in the way of control: PD51U, subsidiaries and disclosure

2/4/2020 | Blogs & Articles

In Pipia v BGEO Group Ltd [2020] EWHC 402 (Comm), the Business and Property Courts set out important guidance on the meaning of ‘control’ for the...

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COVID-19 - A potential crisis for the international insurance market

26/3/2020 | Blogs & Articles

Many businesses in all industry sectors, particularly those involved in retail, energy, construction, infrastructure, hotels, sport & leisure,...

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When the boiler plate matters: force majeure and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

3/3/2020 | Blogs & Articles

The recent outbreak of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 has in a relatively short period of time morphed from a local crisis to a tangible global...

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SCOR SE v BARCLAYS BANK PLC – [2020] EWHC 133 (Comm)

3/3/2020 | Blogs & Articles

On 30 January 2020, Christopher Hancock QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) rejected Barclays’ application to stay Commercial Court...

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ChapelGate v Money – Attention Funders!

2/3/2020 | Blogs & Articles

On 25 February 2020, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in ChapelGate Credit Opportunity Master Fund Ltd v Money & Ors [2020] EWCA Civ 246,...

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Challenges to Enforcement: s.103(2) of the Arbitration Act

20/2/2020 | Blogs & Articles

This blog examines two recent cases involving challenges to enforcement under s.103(2) of the English Arbitration Act 1996 (the "Act"). Both cases...

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When does a confidential document cease to be confidential?

7/1/2020 | Blogs & Articles

Reference to a document in criminal proceedings does not cause a loss of confidentiality in the document itself for the purposes of civil...

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High Court dismisses Tesco’s application for strike out in investor claim

28/11/2019 | Blogs & Articles

On 28 October 2019, the High Court dismissed Tesco’s strike-out application in relation to two group litigation actions brought by its shareholders...

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Lloyd v Google LLC – A Reboot for Data Privacy?

25/11/2019 | Blogs & Articles

Last Month, the Court of Appeal published its landmark judgment in the case of Lloyd v Google LLC [2019] EWCA Civ 1599 granting Richard Lloyd, acting...

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The enduring nature of legal advice privilege

4/11/2019 | Blogs & Articles

The Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Lee Victor Addlesee and others v Dentons Europe LLP [2019] EWCA Civ 1600, highlights the enduring nature...

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The SFO’s new Corporate Co-operation Guidance: added transparency, but questions remain

15/10/2019 | Blogs & Articles

On 6 August 2019, the SFO issued its keenly-awaited Corporate Co-operation Guidance (the "Guidance"). The Guidance seeks to clarify the SFO’s view...

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Cherry-picking – a warning

3/10/2019 | Blogs & Articles

In Kasongo v Humanscale UK Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employer, in the course of relying on other privileged material to...

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Security a paltry substitute for enforcement of an arbitral award?

26/9/2019 | Blogs & Articles

The question of enforcement of an arbitral award is a critical consideration for any party involved in international arbitration and should be...

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Cryptocurrency - Definitely, maybe... Legal property?

11/9/2019 | Blogs & Articles

More and more people are using and investing in cryptocurrencies, but experts are also telling us that more and more people are becoming victims of...

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