Monthly Archives: February 2021

Update to IBA Rules on the taking of evidence

The International Bar Association (IBA) Rules are a soft law instrument which provides a framework for the exchange and production of documents in international arbitration (conditions for production orders: confidentiality, relevance, custody, importance for the dispute’s outcome), witness and expert examination (admissibility of an employee’s testimony, consequences of renouncing cross examination) etc.

Feb 28, 2021

LIBOR transition: the final countdown – PLC Magazine

Partners Paul Brehony, Abdulali Jiwaji, Head of Knowledge and Legal Services Johnny Shearman, and Associate Ligia Bob examine in PLC Magazine the transition from LIBOR to alternatives and how businesses must act now to reduce risks and exposure in relation to potential LIBOR-related litigation.

Feb 26, 2021

High Court Ruling Checks Growth Of Bank Protection Duty – Paul Brehony & Kate Gee

Partner Paul Brehony and Senior Associate Kate Gee examine the ruling in Fiona Lorraine Philipp v Barclays Bank UK PLC and discuss how it is a deceptively important case that checks the recent development of the Quincecare duty.

Feb 25, 2021

Signature Litigation shortlisted at the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards

We are pleased to announce that Signature Litigation has been shortlisted for Team of the Year – Litigation Department at the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards 2021.

Feb 22, 2021

Signature Litigation ranked in Chambers Global 2021 Guide

We are pleased to announce Signature Litigation and its members have been ranked again in the Chambers Global 2021 Guide.

Feb 18, 2021

Johnny Shearman comments in The Law Society Gazette’s digital transformation and innovation feature

Head of Knowledge and Legal Services, Johnny Shearman, comments in The Law Society Gazette’s feature regarding digital transformation and innovation in the legal sector. Johnny comments in relation to the growing importance and value of LinkedIn as a marketing tool.

Feb 15, 2021

Clarity on Quincecare duty for banks – Paul Brehony and Kate Gee

Partner Paul Brehony and Senior Associate Kate Gee examine the recent ruling in Fiona Lorraine Philipp v Barclays Bank UK PLC [2021] EWHC 10 (Comm) and how this is a deceptively important case that checks the recent expansion of the Quincecare duty, in The Law Society Gazette.

Feb 15, 2021

Responsabilité pénale des personnes morales – Nicolas Brooke and Marie-Agnès Nicolas

Nicolas Brooke, Associé, et Marie-Agnès Nicolas, Counsel chez Hughes Hubbard & Reed, examinent la responsabilité pénale des personnes morales et le nouveau régime du “coupable mais pas responsable”, suite à l’arrêt de la chambre criminelle de la Cour de cassation annonçant un revirement de sa jurisprudence en matière de transfert de la responsabilité pénale résultant d’une fusion absorption, dans la Revue Internationale de la Compliance et de l’Ethique des Affaires.

Feb 12, 2021

Europe handcuffed by current corporate liability laws; is change coming? – Abdulali Jiwaji

Partner Abdulali Jiwaji comments in relation to steps being taken by European countries to improve corporate criminal liability, in Compliance Week.

Feb 05, 2021

Mathilde Gérot and Julia Caudal examine GDPR non-compliance and Covid-19

Senior Associate Mathilde Gérot and Trainee Lawyer Julia Caudal discuss the new challenges for data protection, the do’s and don’ts during Covid-19 and the risks of GDPR non-compliance, in IT Pro Portal. 

Feb 05, 2021

Why is the Halliburton vs Chubb decision so fascinating to the UK arbitration community? – Flore Poloni and Neil Newing

Partner Flore Poloni and Counsel Neil Newing analyse the Halliburton vs Chubb decision issued by the UK Supreme Court and illustrate how the method used to reach it is worth examining, in Option Droit et Affaires.

Feb 05, 2021

Failure to prevent economic crime legislation – where are we now? – Paul Brehony

Partner Paul Brehony discusses the current position regarding the failure to prevent financial crime, in Thomson Reuters. 

Feb 04, 2021

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis comments in Legal Week re vaccine delays

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis comments in relation to whether governments can sue vaccine producers for delays in delivering product, in Legal Week.

Feb 02, 2021

Counsel Neil Newing and Associate Olivia Flasch examine the Halliburton Chubb Supreme Court ruling in the UK Supreme Court Blog

Counsel Neil Newing and Associate Olivia Flasch examine the Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd Supreme Court ruling in the UK Supreme Court Blog.

Feb 02, 2021

Signature Litigation contributes to Getting The Deal Through Insurance Litigation 2021 Guide

Partner Hermès Marangos has authored the UK chapter of Lexology’s Getting The Deal Through Insurance Litigation 2021 Guide.

Feb 01, 2021