Monthly Archives: January 2021

Partner Elliott Phillips ranked again in the Private Client Global Elite Directory

We are pleased to announce Partner Elliott Phillips has been selected this year for the Global Elite Directory 2021.

Jan 29, 2021

Arbitral Tribunals Beware: Better Keep an Eye on Potential Corruption Involving Consent Awards – Flore Poloni & Nicolas Brooke

Partners Flore Poloni and Nicolas Brooke examine in the Kluwer Arbitration Blog the recent Paris Court of Appeal ruling in relation to the dispute involving the State of Libya and French company, SORELEC.

Jan 29, 2021

COVID-19 – another avant-garde decision by Britain’s highest court – Hermès Marangos

Partner Hermès Marangos examines in The Times the recent UK Supreme Court ruling on business interruption insurance and its impacts in relation to businesses and the wider insurance industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jan 28, 2021

Taking the law into their own hands: how investors are using litigation to achieve ESG impact – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis comments in Responsible Investor in relation to how litigation can be used as an ESG tool to achieve social and environmental impact in 2021.

Jan 27, 2021

UK’s financial regulator rapped following LCF collapse – Paul Brehony, Abdulali Jiwaji and Johnny Shearman

Paul Brehony, Abdulali Jiwaji and Johnny Shearman examine the report into the FCA / London Capital & Finance (LC&F) and its failures to effectively regulate and supervise LC&F and what this means for the FCA.

Jan 25, 2021

Johnny Shearman comments in Law360 re Damages Based Agreements

Johnny Shearman, Head of Knowledge and Legal Services, comments in relation to the recent Zuberi v Lexlaw judgment regarding Damages Based Agreements, in Law360.

Jan 22, 2021

Class actions and insurance: another shock of the year 2020 or an unfinished reform? – Emmanuèle Lutfalla and Simon Fitzpatrick

Partner Emmanuèle Lutfalla and Legal Assistant Simon Fitzpatrick discuss the arrival of the new European directive on collective actions, as well as its implications for insurers, in La Gazette du Palais. 

Jan 20, 2021

EU Rule Presents New Medical Device Compliance Hurdles – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and principal Marta Villarraga at Exponent Inc discuss how the EU Medical Device Regulation 2017/745[1] of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 5, 2017, will soon become fully applicable, providing for a new legal framework for manufacturers, distributors and notified bodies of medical devices. They will further provide practical tips for manufacturers to consider as the countdown is almost over, in Law360. 

Jan 19, 2021

Arbitration courts: beware of the trap of an absence of corruption allegations – Flore Poloni and Nicolas Brooke

Partners Flore Poloni and Nicolas Brooke discuss the setting aside of an arbitral award by The Paris Court of Appeal calling on the Libyan state to pay 452 million euros to the French company Sorelec, ruling that the underlying contract had been obtained due to corruption. They examine concerns over evidentiary standards relating to corruption allegations and analyse how far the arbitration court should have gone to uncover the alleged history of the contract, in Le Monde du Droit. 

Jan 15, 2021

ICJ Equatorial Guinea Ruling Could Alter Diplomatic Relations – Olivia Flasch

Associate Olivia Flasch discuss the issuing of the International Court of Justice’s final judgment in the case of Immunities and Criminal Proceedings (Equatorial Guinea v. France) and how the judgment against Equatorial Guinea bolsters anti-corruption efforts but may complicate the future of diplomatic relations.

Jan 14, 2021