Monthly Archives: October 2021

Paris Court of Appeal, 28 September 2021, Libya v. Nurol (RG No. 19/19834) – The effect of corruption allegations on jurisdictional awards

The Paris Court of Appeal was recently asked to rule on the conformity of an investment to Libyan law as Libya challenged the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal based on the Libya-Turkey BIT.

Oct 30, 2021

France – jurisdictional arbitral awards and claims of corruption (Nurol v Libya) – Flore Poloni and Thibaud Roujou de Boubée

Partner Flore Poloni and Associate Thibaud Roujou de Boubée examine the recent Paris Court of Appeal decision in Nurol v Libya and discuss how it provides additional insight regarding the annulment of arbitral awards on grounds of corruption.

Oct 29, 2021

Signature acting for US investor in ICSID arbitration claim against Slovak Republic – case featured in Global Arbitration Review

Signature is acting for Discovery Global LLC in an ICSID claim against Slovakia alleging that State authorities unlawfully blocked drilling operations.

Oct 29, 2021

Counsel Kate Gee examines the misuses of support schemes during the pandemic in Accountancy Daily

Counsel Kate Gee examines the investigations looking into the misuses of Covid-19 support schemes, before analysing the steps taken by the HMRC and other Government authorities, in Accountancy Daily.

Oct 25, 2021

PD 57AC – a sledgehammer to crack a nut? – Paul Brehony

Partner Paul Brehony examines new trial witness statement rules, in particular PD 57AC,  before going on to discuss the benefits and downfalls of the new rules , in The Law Society Gazette.

Oct 25, 2021

Signature Litigation and members ranked in Chambers UK 2022 Guide

Signature Litigation is pleased to have been ranked again in this year’s Chambers UK Guide.

Oct 21, 2021

Signature Litigation members ranked in Who’s Who Legal Commercial Litigation 2021

Partners Graham Huntley and Thomas Rouhette and Counsel Bernhard Maier have been ranked in the Who’s Who Legal Commercial Litigation 2021 Guide.

Oct 19, 2021

Thomas Rouhette and Claire Massiera co-author trends and developments chapter of Chambers Global Practice Guide on Antitrust Litigation

Partner Thomas Rouhette and Senior Associate Claire Massiera co-authored a chapter in the Chambers Global Practice Guide: Antitrust Litigation 2021, focussing on trends and developments in France. 

Oct 18, 2021

Crypto regulation: where will it lead? – Kate Gee

Counsel Kate Gee examines the sustained growth of the crypto market, and the regulatory regimes to adapt to the fast-changing market and the parallel risks that are developing alongside it in Global Investor.

Oct 15, 2021

Fraud on the rise: a side effect of the Covid pandemic – Kate Gee

Kate Gee examines the investigations opened that are looking into the misuses of support schemes and analyses the steps taken by the HMRC and other Government authorities, in Lawyer Monthly.

Oct 15, 2021

Signature members to speak at the Construction and Hospitality Disputes Post-Covid conference

Counsel Bernhard Maier and Associate Olivia Flasch speak at the Construction and Hospitality Disputes Post-Covid conference, hosted by Université de Lausanne.

Oct 14, 2021

The drive towards a bespoke financial regulatory regime for cryptocurrencies – Kate Gee

Counsel Kate Gee discusses recent proposals from French regulators regarding cryptocurrency, existing regulation in the UK and EU, as well as the proposed solutions moving forward, in Compliance Monitor.

Oct 14, 2021

Crypto regulation: where will it lead? – Kate Gee

Counsel Kate Gee examines whether regulation risks driving the crypto market underground in The FinTech Times.

Oct 14, 2021

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis wins Lexology’s first Client Choice Award for product liability defence in France

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis has been awarded the Lexology Client Choice Award for Product Liability Defence – France, a new category for the awards and for which Sylvie is the exclusive winner.

Oct 14, 2021

Signature Litigation Paris authors ‘Regulation of the Legal Profession in France: Overview’ in Thomson Reuters Practical Law

Partner Thomas Rouhette, Senior Associate Mathilde Gérot and Associate Camille Gravis provide a comprehensive overview of legal regulation in France, in Thomson Reuters Practical Law.

Oct 12, 2021

Your attendance is required – Johnny Shearman

Johnny Shearman discusses orders under CPR 71 requiring a judgment debtor to attend court, following the case of Njord Partners SMA-Seal LP and others v Astir Maritime Ltd and others.

Oct 11, 2021

US Supreme Court: Discovery and the ZF Petition – Ryan Cable and Alex Cheah

Senior Associate Ryan Cable and Associate Alex Cheah consider whether the US Supreme Court may determine the availability of discovery in support of foreign private arbitrations, in Reports Legal.

Oct 07, 2021

The Modest Yet Revealing Update to the WIPO Arbitration Rules – Thibaud Roujou de Boubée

Associate Thibaud Roujou de Boubée examines the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Arbitration and Mediation Center’s updated Arbitration Rules. 

Oct 07, 2021

An Update on the Nuclear Liability Regime – Emmanuele Lutfalla and Alice Decramer

Partner Emmanuèle Lutfalla and Associate Alice Decramer examine the legal perspective of nuclear related litigations where no radioactivity characteristics were present, in Revue Lamy Droit Civil.

Oct 06, 2021

The Rise of Climate Change Litigation in Europe – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Stephanie Eaton

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Associate Stephanie Eaton provide an overview of pending climate litigation before both European and national courts and how this is likely to continue to affect both States and companies at the international, European and national level, in Law360.

Oct 06, 2021

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis comments in the IBA’s In-House Perspective in relation to climate change litigation

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis comments in the International Bar Association’s (IBA) In-House Perspective in relation to climate change litigation and the steps corporates should seek to take in order to help minimise exposure to potential claims.

Oct 04, 2021

Becca Hogan comments in the IBA’s In-House Perspective in relation to group action litigation

Partner Becca Hogan comments in the International Bar Association’s (IBA) In-House Perspective in relation to group action litigation and the potential risks for corporates.

Oct 04, 2021

Enforcing Individuals’ Rights with Climate Change Litigation – Stephanie Eaton

Associate Stephanie Eaton, and Michael Rawlinson QC and Samuel Cuthbert, barristers at 12 King’s Bench Walk, examine the most noteworthy cases in the ongoing development of private law climate change litigation.

Oct 01, 2021

Trial witness statements: a new direction – Signature Litigation published in PLC Magazine

Partner Paul Brehony, Senior Associate Kate Gee, Head of Knowledge and Legal Services Johnny Shearman examine in PLC Magazine the recent revisions to trial witness statement procedures and Practice Direction 57AC.

Oct 01, 2021