Blogs & Articles

PD57AC: How have the courts reacted to the new rules regarding trial witness statements in UK court proceedings?

16/11/2022 | Blogs & Articles

Practice Direction 57AC came into full effect early last year, resulting in significant changes to the way trial witness statements must be prepared.

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Insolvency Service Consultation on implementation of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Recognition and Enforcement of Insolvency-Related Judgments

11/10/2022 | Blogs & Articles

The Insolvency Service has published a consultation paper proposing the implementation of two “model laws” produced by the United Nations...

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The duties of directors of financially distressed companies: BTI 2014 LLC v. Sequana [2022] UKSC 25

6/10/2022 | Blogs & Articles

The Supreme Court has, for the first time, considered and ruled on the duties owed by directors of companies on the brink of insolvency.

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Without prejudice privilege – the CAT considers the scope of its application

5/9/2022 | Blogs & Articles

In the recent case of Sportradar AG v Football Dataco Ltd [2022] CAT 29, the Competition Appeal Tribunal ("CAT") considered the without prejudice...

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Webinar on "ESG: The good, the bad and the ugly"

16/8/2022 | Blogs & Articles

Together with Grant Thornton and Brick Court Chambers, we recently hosted the joint webinar “ESG: The good, the bad and the ugly”, where we...

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Mr D’Aloia v Persons Unknown, Part 2: Exchanges as constructive trustees of misappropriated crypto assets

10/8/2022 | Blogs & Articles

Our recent blog on D’Aloia v (1) Persons Unknown (2) Binance Holdings Limited & Others considered Mr Justice Trower’s decision to allow service...

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Service by post, email, and now Non-Fungible Tokens: The English Courts open the door to service by NFTs

28/7/2022 | Blogs & Articles

On 24 June 2022, the English courts made an order allowing for service by alternative means. Uniquely, and for the first time, the courts allowed for...

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Crypto Asset Disputes: Case Update

14/7/2022 | Blogs & Articles

Since our last update on cases involving crypto, there have been some important judgments handed down by the English courts in cases concerning...

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English courts are up to the challenge: Court of Appeal allows the Fundão Dam mass claim to proceed

11/7/2022 | Blogs & Articles

In an important decision affecting mass litigation in England, in Município de Mariana v BHP Group (UK) Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 951 the Court of Appeal...

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Modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty: boon or bust for states seeking greater regulatory latitude on energy policy?

4/7/2022 | Blogs & Articles

On 24 June 2022, following years of negotiations, the Contracting Parties of the Energy Charter Treaty ("ECT") reached an ‘agreement in...

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A special relationship: attempted service of a US company in the UK

29/6/2022 | Blogs & Articles

Court confirms that service at the London office of another member of the same group as a California-based defendant did not constitute valid service...

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Don’t be caught out: who is the person discharging managerial responsibilities?

26/5/2022 | Blogs & Articles

On 10 May 2022, the English High Court handed down an important judgment clarifying the meaning of “person discharging managerial...

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Webinar on "Duty of care litigation – beware of your supply chain liability"

25/5/2022 | Blogs & Articles

We recently hosted an ESG webinar entitled "Duty of care litigation – beware of your supply chain liability".

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Cryptocurrency: an international review

11/5/2022 | Blogs & Articles

In an age of rapid digitalization where vast strides in technological development are readily translated into unprecedented and revolutionary...

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Republic of Kyrgyzstan v Valeriy Belokon - French Cour de cassation upholds decision of Paris Court of Appeal to set aside award for money laundering

20/4/2022 | Blogs & Articles

In 2017, the Paris Court of Appeal set aside an award against Kyrgyzstan at the seat of arbitration on international public policy grounds (ie...

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EU Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence: What do the new proposals mean for your business?

24/3/2022 | Blogs & Articles

On 23 February 2022, the European Commission published its much-anticipated proposal for a "Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence" (the...

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Supply chain disputes following the war in Ukraine and Russian sanctions

22/3/2022 | Blogs & Articles

As the situation in Ukraine continues to deteriorate, and the consequences of unprecedented packages of Russian sanctions and sanctions against...

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Don't be a stranger: the benefits of investor-state arbitration to the tech sector

28/2/2022 | Blogs & Articles

Investor-state arbitration is a mechanism by which a company or individual investor can make a claim against a host state for breach of the host...

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