Monthly Archives: December 2020

Partner Hermès Marangos comments in Law360

Partner Hermès Marangos comments in Law360 in relation to the recent Municipio de Mariana v BHP Group judgment, as part of an article examining the top UK financial services litigation decisions of 2020.

Dec 30, 2020

Paris Court of Appeals (on 23 June 2020, RG No. 17/22943) and the UK Supreme Court (on 9 October 2020, [2020] UKSC 38)

Cross channel perspectives on the law applicable to the arbitration agreement.

Dec 28, 2020

Wex Deal Leaves Questions On UK Approach To M&A Suits – Tom Snelling

Partner Tom Snelling comments in Law360 regarding the power of merger litigation and how coronavirus is impacting the disputes landscape.

Dec 22, 2020

Quincecare, Fraud and Insolvency – Bankers’ Duties and Deep Pockets – Abdulali Jiwaji

Partner Abdulali Jiwaji examines recent lawsuits involving the Quincecare duty and the body of case law that is gradually building up.

Dec 18, 2020

Law applicable to the arbitration clause on both sides of the Channel: one solution, two visions – Flore Poloni and Thibaud Roujou de Boubée

Partner Flore Poloni and Associate Thibaud Roujou de Boubée discuss two seemingly close decisions from the French and English Courts have recently revealed contrasting standards in the law applicable to an arbitration agreement in France and in the UK, in the Bulletin Rapide Droit des Affaires.

Dec 18, 2020

Corporate failures – can the UK’s financial regulator lead the charge? – Paul Brehony, Abdulali Jiwaji and Johnny Shearman

Partners Paul Brehony and Abdulali Jiwaji and Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman examine the conflict between the UK’s financial regulatory regime and its insolvency legislation, following the news that the FCA is planning to take action against Carillion and some of its former directors.

Dec 15, 2020

Signature Litigation members recognised in Who’s Who Legal

Several Signature Litigation members have been ranked across a range of practice areas published recently by Who’s Who Legal.

Dec 11, 2020

Court of Appeal refuses to allow cross-border ‘judgment laundering’ – Kate Gee

Associate Kate Gee discusses the issue of cross-border judgment laundering and the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Strategic Technologies v Procurement Bureau of the Republic of China.

Dec 10, 2020

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis interviewed by Who’s Who Legal

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis is interviewed by Who’s Who Legal on Signature’s product liability practice, the Firm’s strength in the market and how the Paris legal market is evolving.

Dec 10, 2020

Operating losses: the big blur – Emmanuèle Lutfalla and Deborah Azerraf

Partner Emmanuèle Lutfalla and Deborah Azerraf discuss how litigation in terms of operating losses linked to the Covid-19 pandemic continues to intensify and more specifically, despite differences in interpretation between commercial courts, how the case-law relating to the exclusion clause inserted in certain insurance contracts seems to be taking shape, in La Tribune de l’assurance.

Dec 09, 2020

Companies should monitor the Commission’s environment-related actions – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis discusses the new claim filed by the European Commission against France regarding air pollution as well as the environmental issues tackled by the European authorities against Member States, irrespective of the Covid-19 pandemic, and explores how it complicates the usual management of States, in Open Access Government.

Dec 07, 2020

Signature Litigation contributes to the Getting the Deal Through: Complex Commercial Litigation 2021 Guide

Signature Litigation’s London and Gibraltar offices have contributed to the 2021 edition of the Getting the Deal Through: Complex Commercial Litigation Guide.

Dec 04, 2020

5G: the start of a new legal saga? – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis discusses how 5G is giving rise to class actions due to a part of the French population’s scepticism, and in order to control its expansion. She further addresses legal initiatives which inevitably seem to accompany new technologies in France.

Dec 04, 2020

Thomas Rouhette interviewed and recognised in Décideurs Juridiques’ “L’Élite 2020”

Partner Thomas Rouhette has been interviewed and recognised in Décideurs Magazine’s “L’Élite 2020”.

Dec 03, 2020

Partner Hermès Marangos speaks at English Law Week in Mexico 2020

Partner Hermès Marangos this week spoke at the English Law Week in Mexico 2020 conference series in relation to international dispute resolution.

Dec 03, 2020

Financial institutions: soon in the eye of the climate litigation storm? – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis examines the development of a Climate Transparency Hub platform by the French Agency for Ecological Transition, and further discusses how financial institutions are being held accountable and will have to play a significant role in the States’ reasoning, in Thomson Reuters. 

Dec 01, 2020

The Brazilian Case That Holds Significance For English Courts – Hermès Marangos

Partner Hermès Marangos examines the international role of the English courts coming into focus following the recent judgment in Municipio de Mariana v BHP Group plc and BHP Group Ltd [2020] EWHC 2930 (TCC).

Dec 01, 2020