Monthly Archives: March 2021

Judicial review reform: A risk to the courts’ post-Brexit standing – Tom Snelling and Elif Acar

Following the proposals for reform of judicial review powers recently unveiled by the government, Partner Tom Snelling and Associate Elif Acar discuss how a reduced ability to challenge government measures has wide-ranging implications.

Mar 30, 2021

21 Key Arbitration Developments From 2020

Signature Litigation and its members highlight below the 21 key arbitration developments from 2020 in a series of slideshows, covering prominent developments and updates to the market over the past year. 4 January 2021 – Introduction – read more here By Signature Litigation 5 January 2021 – Development 1 – […]

Mar 30, 2021

Privinvest’s prevailing sheds light on a specificity of English arbitration

The excellent outcome obtained by Signature Litigation on 11 March 2021 for its client Privinvest in a matter against Mozambique provides us with an opportunity to remind you of a specificity of arbitration under English law (when compared to French law).

Mar 30, 2021

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis et Gaëtan de Robillard examinent l’urgence climatique et le chaos juridique qui en découle

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Associate Gaëtan de Robillard examine how the bill adopted by the French National Assembly, aiming to include in article 1 of the Constitution the preservation of the environment and biological diversity, reveals the growing importance given to the environmental cause and explains the rise of climate justice before the courts, in La Tribune.

Mar 30, 2021

Signature Litigation ranked in Who’s Who Legal’s Insurance & Reinsurance 2021 Guide

Partners Thomas Rouhette and Emmanuèle Lutfalla have been recognised in Who’s Who Legal’s Insurance & Reinsurance 2021 Guide.

Mar 29, 2021

Will bitcoin’s popularity attract fraud? – Kate Gee and Elliott Fellowes

Senior Associate Kate Gee and Associate Elliott Fellowes examine the state of the cryptocurrency ecosystem and what is being done to tackle fraudulent activity within it, in Lawyer Monthly.

Mar 26, 2021

Mise à jour des Règles de l’IBA sur l’administration de la preuve – Flore Poloni et Thibaud Roujou de Boubée

Flore Poloni, associée, et Thibaud Roujou de Boubée, collaborateur, examinent la récente mise à jour des règles de l’IBA sur l’administration de la preuve.

Mar 25, 2021

Graham Huntley comments in Legal Week re the recent rise in boutique law firms

Partner Graham Huntley comments in Legal Week in relation to the rising popularity in boutique law firms and speaks to the unique benefits boutiques are able to offer clients.

Mar 23, 2021

Signature Litigation contributes to the CDR Essential Intelligence – Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery 2021 guide

Partners Thomas Rouhette and Nicolas Brooke, Senior Associate Ela Barda and trainee lawyer Jennifer Melo have authored the France chapter for the CDR Essential Intelligence – Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery 2021 guide.

Mar 22, 2021

Va-t-on droit dans le mur en ne respectant pas les lignes directrices de la Cnil ? – Mathilde Gérot et Constance Benoist

Mathilde Gérot, collaboratrice senior, et Constance Benoist, élève-avocate à l’EFB, examinent les nouvelles lignes directrices qui ont été adoptées par la Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (Cnil), et qui n’interdisent plus expressément l’utilisation des « cookies walls », complétées par des recommandations, dans Option Droit et Affaires. 

Mar 18, 2021

Partner Flore Poloni and Nicolas Partouche, Partner at Peltier Juvigny Marpeau & Associés, contribute to the IBA Toolkit on Insolvency and Arbitration

Partner Flore Poloni and Nicolas Partouche, Partner at Peltier Juvigny Marpeau & Associés, have authored the French national report of the IBA Toolkit on Insolvency and Arbitration.

Mar 18, 2021

Signature Litigation ranked in Chambers Europe 2021 Guide

Signature Litigation is pleased to announce that the Firm and its members have again been ranked in the Chambers Europe Guide.

Mar 18, 2021

Privinvest’s victory over Mozambique affirms mandatory stays under section 9 of Arbitration Act 1996

A Court of Appeal judgment has today affirmed the approach to stays under section 9 of the Arbitration Act.

Mar 11, 2021

Tough legacy contracts slow transition away from Libor – Abdulali Jiwaji

Partner Abdulali Jiwaji comments in Global Risk Regulator regarding transition issues in the process of moving away from Libor and why it is proving tricky to transition away from “tough legacy” contracts.

Mar 09, 2021

Ioannis Alexopoulos comments in an IBA article in relation to ADR and in-house counsel teams

Partner Ioannis Alexopoulos comments in an International Bar Association (IBA) article in relation to how the Covid-19 pandemic has put the spotlight on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for in-house counsel teams.

Mar 05, 2021

Insecurities in Security For Costs – Becca Hogan

Senior Associate Becca Hogan examines the recent ruling in Rowe & Ors v Ingenious Media Holdings PLC & Ors, the importance of this judgment for security for costs and litigation funding, as well as the impact on litigation funders, in Legal Week.

Mar 02, 2021