ICSID updates its Arbitration Rules with a view to greater efficiency and transparency in investor-State arbitration
Senior Associate Ryan Cable, Associate Pietro Grassi and Trainee Gavin Collins examine the recent ICSID amendments to the rules and regulations for arbitration, the aim of the amendments and the practical impact they will have.
Apr 12, 2022
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
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 relation to whether governments can sue vaccine producers for delays in delivering product, in Legal Week.
Feb 02, 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
Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and principal Marta Villarraga at Exponent Inc discuss how the EU Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 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
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
Proof of its agility, the ICC International Court of Arbitration introduces new rules – Flore Poloni
Partner Flore Poloni discusses how the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) recently amended its regulations to strive for ever greater efficiency and flexibility for its users, while taking into account the Covid-19 pandemic, in La Gazette du Palais.
Jan 08, 2021
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
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
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
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
Partner Thomas Rouhette has been interviewed and recognised in Décideurs Magazine’s “L’Élite 2020”.
Dec 03, 2020
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
Partner Elliott Phillips and Associate Simon Everington detail the rules surrounding the recognition of foreign wills and intestacy in Gibraltar, and discuss how the legislative regime may soon be changing, allowing for the witnessing of wills by videoconference, in STEP Journal Plus. Elliott and Simon’s ‘Rules of the rock’ article […]
Nov 27, 2020
Signature Litigation’s Paris office and its Partners have been profiled in La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires.
Nov 16, 2020
Associate Olivia Flasch discusses the conditions that the ICJ must satisfy in order to indicate provisional measures and reveals how the International Court of Justice can order something like a freezing order against a sovereign state, in Legal Week.
Nov 16, 2020
Associate Simon Everington and Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman examine the Singapore Convention and Mediation and its significance to the legal sector, in Lawyer Monthly.
Nov 04, 2020
Signature Litigation are delighted to have been highly commended in the Law Firm of the Year: The Independents – category at this year’s The Lawyer Awards.
Nov 04, 2020
Partner Flore Poloni spoke at the AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers Arbitration Commission Day
Partner Flore Poloni spoke at the AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers Arbitration Commission Day in a session entitled “Expedited proceedings, summary procedure, preliminary views by the tribunal and other tools for expedited resolution of disputes – what is it that really works?”
Nov 03, 2020
Class action and hidden defect: the judicial tribunal of Versailles sheds a welcome light – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Alice Decramer
Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Associate Alice Decramer discuss French Court’s latest decision on consumer class action in the scope of a hidden defect case in the Revue de Jurisprudence de Droit des Affaires.
Nov 02, 2020
LCIA 3.0 Arbitration – The London institution positions itself at the forefront of new practices – Flore Poloni and Thibaud Roujou de Boubée
Partner Flore Poloni and Associate Thibaud Roujou de Boubée discuss in La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires the new arbitration rules issued by the LCIA and how these allow the early rejection of claims while encouraging efficiency, simplification, digitalisation and accompanying more firmly the role of the secretary of the arbitration tribunal.
Nov 02, 2020
What does it mean to be an associate in international arbitration and litigation and how to specialise? – Thibaud Roujou de Boubée
Associate Thibaud Roujou de Boubée discusses practicing international arbitration and litigation in the current crisis, and offers his advice on specialising in this particular field, through the selection of the right training and the right law firm.
Oct 21, 2020
Partner Paul Brehony examines the recent case of Stanford International Bank (SIB) v HSBC, the latest to consider claims against banks alleging breach of the “Quincecare” duty, and discusses how the court scrutinised whether systemic and procedural compliance failures by banks could potentially expose a bank to accessory liability claims, in Thomson Reuters.
Oct 19, 2020
Associate Thibaud Roujou de Boubée has been interviewed by Paris Baby Arbitration, on his path to becoming an Associate, as well as how the current global crisis is affecting and evolving his work as a lawyer.
Oct 12, 2020
Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis has been interviewed by French newspaper Les Echos, on the liability risks for companies linked to COVID-19, on how to prevent employee/employer litigation and the steps to be taken at HSE-level by companies doing business in France right now.
Sep 25, 2020
Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis discusses product liability and safety in France in Thomson Reuters Practical Law’s Q&A guide.
Sep 10, 2020
PRIN, class actions and vulnerable customers at risk during the pandemic – Abdulali Jiwaji and Johnny Shearman
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji and Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman explore the British Financial Conduct Authority’s preoccupation with the fair treatment of vulnerable HNWs in these uncertain times, and how the rise of class actions represents an increased risk of litigation for firms, in Compliance Matters.
Sep 09, 2020
We are pleased to announce that Partner Hermès Marangos has again been ranked in the Chambers Latin America Guide.
Sep 04, 2020
COVID-19 and Force Majeure: French Courts Stick With the Contract – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Gaëtan de Robillard
Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Gaëtan de Robillard discuss the first court decision recognising Covid-19 as a force majeure event, in a debate between the key French electricity suppliers on the disputed Regulated Access to Historic Nuclear Electricity, in Legal Week.
Sep 01, 2020
Business interruption losses: what lessons can be learned from the health crisis? – Emmanuèle Lutfalla, Deborah Azerraf, Prof. Pierre-Grégoire Marly and Christophe Pardessus
Partner Emmanuèle Lutfalla, Associate Deborah Azerraf, Professor Pierre-Grégoire Marly, Professor of Law, Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Le Mans and Director of the Master of Insurance Law and broker Christophe Pardessus, Legal Director of compliance and claims from Marsh France, discuss the lessons learnt from Covid-19 especially with respect to business interruption insurance, in L’Argus […]
Jul 17, 2020
Sapin II Law and GDPR, two regulatory frameworks with a delicate implementation – Nicolas Brooke and Mathilde Gérot
Partner Nicolas Brooke and Associate Mathile Gérot discuss the areas of friction that may exist between the legitimate objectives sought by companies through the use of an internal investigation, and the imperative of protecting their personal data under the GDPR.
Jul 16, 2020
Emmanuèle Lutfalla comments in La Tribune de l’assurance in relation to the coverage of operating losses in the case of catastrophes such as Covid-19
Partner Emmanuèle Lutfalla comments in relation to the coverage of operating losses in the case of catastrophes such as Covid-19.
Jul 14, 2020
The League for Human Rights against Uber: litigation and regulatory strategy in terms of data collection – Mathilde Gérot
Mathilde Gérot discuss how the use of rights from the GDPR in social litigation should encourage digital platforms to rethink their strategy for the collection of personal data and to adopt a crossover approach, both regulatory and contentious, in Les Echos.
Jul 07, 2020
Anxiety: a prejudice that is no longer limited to asbestos litigation – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Deborah Azerraf
Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Deborah Azerraf discuss the worrying trend of the development of anxiety damage before French Courts outside the scope of asbestos-related litigation.
Jul 02, 2020
Partners Thomas Rouhette and Sylvie Gallage-Alwis have contributed to the France chapter of the Chambers Product Liability & Safety 2020 Guide.
Jun 30, 2020
Insurance cancellation to the test of Covid-19 – Emmanuèle Lutfalla, Deborah Azerraf, Alice Decramer, Yara Boustani
Partner Emmanuèle Lutfalla, Associates Deborah Azerraf and Alice Decramer, and Yara Boustani discuss how COVID-19 and government measures in France had a significant impact on claims, as well as the numerous cancellations of trips and events questioning the effectiveness of insurance cancellation.
Jun 09, 2020
Norwich Pharmacal relief in England and Gibraltar: availability of relief for the purposes of domestic and overseas proceedings – Elliott Phillips and Simon Everington
Partner Elliott Phillips and Associate Simon Everington discuss the availability of Norwich Pharmacal relief in England and Gibraltar, in Offshore Red.
Jun 08, 2020
How should insurers address cyber risks – a french perspective – Emmanuèle Lutfalla, Deborah Azerraf, Alice Decramer, Simon Fitzpatrick
Partner Emmanuèle Lutfalla, Associates Deborah Azerraf and Alice Decramer and Trainee Simon Fitzpatrick, examine how insurers should approach the use of cyber risk insurance policies, from a French law perspective, in Actuarial Post.
May 27, 2020
Covid-19 pandemic: an opportunity to rethink cyber insurance? – Emmanuèle Lutfalla, Deborah Azerraf, Alice Decramer, Eva Biezunski
Partner Emmanuèle Lutfalla, Associates Deborah Azerraf and Alice Decramer, and Eva Biezunski discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic and the surge of cyber attacks on this occasion represents a good opportunity to reflect on cyber insurance products, in Le Monde du Droit.
May 18, 2020
Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis discusses how Toxic tort is developing even more negatively in France for businesses who are today the target of multiple disputes related to exposure to a substance or risk.
May 11, 2020
Elliott Phillips and Simon Everington discuss the subject of estate planning, in particular the use of wills, in Gibraltar on behalf of foreign-based individuals who have or are thinking of acquiring assets in that jurisdiction, in Offshore Red.
May 06, 2020
Partner Emmanuèle Lutfalla discusses the evolution of the risk posed by strikes, riots, and popular movements and the impact of its transformation on the liability regime, in La Tribune de l’Assurance.
May 05, 2020
Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis comments in relation to worker safety during COVID-19, with the case of Amazon France.
Apr 27, 2020
Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis discusses how environmental litigation must be analysed by companies as the litigation of tomorrow, in Le Monde du Droit.
Apr 23, 2020
Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis discusses the actions taken by unions in France for the health and safety of employees working, in light of the risks linked to Covid-19.
Apr 22, 2020
Partner Thomas Rouhette and Associate Ela Barda comment in Global Data Review in relation to France’s 1968 blocking statute.
Jun 24, 2019
Partner Simon Bushell discusses Norwich Pharmacal Orders and their importance in an era where capital is mobile, and billions can be transferred electronically.
Jun 20, 2019
Following the growing attention surrounding climate change, Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, examines the growing link between anxiety and climate change, and how the environment is becoming a more prevalent legal issue for companies.
Jun 14, 2019
Partner Abduali Jiwaji is attending today’s Legal Futures roundtable event in association with Temple Legal Protection, relating to the future of After The Event (ATE) insurance.
Jun 12, 2019
Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis is speaking today before the members of the European Risk Forum (ERF) in relation to new litigation issues for manufacturers and risk management of anxiety-driven claims.
Jun 12, 2019
Partner Daniel Spendlove comments on Woodford Investment Management in Investment Week.
Jun 11, 2019
UKJT public consultation on cryptoassets and smart contracts under English law – Guy Robson and Elliott Fellowes
Senior Associate Guy Robson and Associate Elliott Fellowes discuss cryptoassets and smart contracts following their attendance at the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce public consultation.
Jun 10, 2019
Partner Simon Bushell is speaking this week at the fifth annual C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Asia conference in Hong Kong.
Jun 10, 2019
Following the French Supreme Court’s important decision in the scope of asbestos-related litigation, Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis discuss how the decision will change the sphere of civil claims in France.
Jun 04, 2019
Partner Daniel Spendlove comments in Private Debt Investor in relation to litigation funding as part of the publication’s special report on distressed debt and special situations investments.
Jun 03, 2019
Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis examines the law surrounding “fear” or “anxiety” of developing a disease in the future, as it is recognised in France in the scope of the asbestos-related litigation.
May 29, 2019
New reform proposal to relaunch the French blocking statute raises concerns – Thomas Rouhette and Ela Barda
Partner Thomas Rouhette and Associate Ela Barda examine proposed reforms to the French blocking statute, the ‘Gauvain Report’, which seeks to strengthen sanctions for domestic companies subject to extra-territorial proceedings.
May 09, 2019
Signature Litigation has today announced that Nicolas Brooke will join the Firm on 20 May 2019 as an additional partner in their new Paris office, which launched with three partners in January.
May 08, 2019
Signature Litigation shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year: The Independents, London for The Lawyer Awards 2019
Signature Litigation are delighted to have been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year: The Independents, London at this year’s The Lawyer Awards.
May 07, 2019
Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman and Associate Stephanie Eaton examine the opinions published regarding Kevin Taylor v Van Dutch Marine Holding Limited and others.
May 01, 2019
Partner Simon Bushell comments in the Financial Times in relation to recent data, published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law, which indicates that large corporates are reducing the amount of money set aside for legal claims and regulatory fines.
Apr 22, 2019
Partner Thomas Rouhette comments in Global Investigations Review in relation to the French Blocking Statute
Thomas Rouhette, Partner at Signature Litigation Paris, comments in Global Investigations Review in relation to proposed reforms to the French Blocking Statute.
Apr 19, 2019
On Thursday 11 April 2019, Signature Litigation hosted its first associate networking and drinks event, for the year.
Apr 12, 2019
Shareholder claims under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 – Simon Bushell, Abdulali Jiwaji, Guy Robson and Claire Colonnese
Partners Simon Bushell and Abdulali Jiwaji, Senior Associate Guy Robson and Associate Claire Colonnese examine shareholder claims under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 following the FCA’s probe into Metro Bank.
Apr 08, 2019
Signature Litigation Paris partners ranked in Who’s Who Legal France: Product Liability Defence 2019
We are pleased to announce that the Signature Litigation Paris partners have been ranked in Who’s Who Legal France: Product Liability Defence 2019.
Apr 04, 2019
Partner Simon Bushell, Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman and Associate Lucy Alexander examine the decision in Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Limited and others v European and its impact on the doctrine of frustration.
Mar 28, 2019
Partner Hèrmes Marangos comments in CDR on the SFO’s decision to discontinue its high profile investigations into Rolls-Royce and GlaxoSmithKline.
Mar 26, 2019
Partner Thomas Rouhette ranked as Global Elite Thought Leader in Who’s Who Legal Life Sciences: Product Liability 2019
Thomas Rouhette, Partner at Signature’s Paris office, has been ranked as a Global Elite Thought Leader in Who’s Who Legal Life Sciences: Product Liability 2019.
Mar 14, 2019
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji comments in Law360 how the fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive will affect the U.K.’s beneficial ownership register.
Mar 11, 2019
Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis is attending and speaking at today’s DRI Corporate Counsel Roundtable event in relation to privacy regulations.
Mar 07, 2019
Partner Elliott Phillips is attending and speaking at the Trust & Estates Litigation Forum in Girona, Spain.
Mar 07, 2019
Signature Litigation have been ranked in the Chambers and Partners 2019 Global Guide.
Feb 14, 2019
Koshigi Ltd v Donna Union: can an arbitrator be warm and friendly with Counsel? – Ioannis Alexopoulos, Nick Storrs and Ryan Cable
Partner Ioannis Alexopoulos, Senior Associate Nick Storrs and Associate Ryan Cable examine the case of Koshigi Ltd v Donna Union, and discuss the reasoning behind the High Court’s decision to penalise a party who wrongly alleged bias on the part of an arbitrator.
Feb 13, 2019
Signature Litigation Partner Simon Bushell, Senior Associate Guy Robson, Associate Alasdair Glass and Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman have contributed the UK Chapter of the Chambers Litigation 2019 Global Practice Guide.
Feb 07, 2019
The Second Edition of International Arbitration: A Practical Guide, co-authored by Signature Litigation’s Of Counsel, Neil Newing, has been published.
Feb 07, 2019
Each year, members of our Firm vote to select a charity to support. For 2019, Signature Litigation’s chosen charity is the Cottman Foundation.
Jan 31, 2019
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Paris office, and financial growth of 35%.
Jan 17, 2019
Partner Ioannis Alexopoulos and Of Counsel Neil Newing comment in Corporate Disputes magazine in relation to energy and infrastructure disputes.
Jan 11, 2019
Hermès Marangos comments in Insurance Post’s article on the British Airways data breach as the first major case since the General Data Protection Regulation became law.
Jan 08, 2019
Costs in International Arbitration – Are Changes Needed? – Neil Newing, Ryan Cable and Johnny Shearman
In their article for the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, Of Counsel Neil Newing, Associate Ryan Cable and Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman examine costs in International Arbitration and whether the practice can learn from the way costs are handled in English Litigation.
Jan 02, 2019
Partner Hermès Marangos comments in Law360’s article on the UK financial services and insurances cases to watch in 2019, in relation to a dispute regarding Deepwater Horizon.
Jan 02, 2019
Partner Hermès Marangos discusses this summer’s cyber-attacks on Singapore’s health provider SingHealth, and examines the impact of such cyber attacks on insurance policies for commercial entities.
Nov 27, 2018
Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman comments in Financial News in relation to the banking industries reluctance to enter the fast-growing cryptocurrency expert.
Nov 23, 2018
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji and Associate Nils De Wolff examine the Court of Appeal’s decision in Deutsche Bank AG v Comune di Savona, and the guidance it provides, particularly in the context of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association.
Nov 19, 2018
Partner Ioannis Alexopoulos and Associate Ryan Cable examine the significance of selecting particular arbitration rules in instances where there may be multiple parties or multiple contracts in dispute, in the November 2018 edition of the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law.
Nov 05, 2018
Signature Litigation is delighted to have been ranked in the Chambers and Partners 2019 UK Guide.
Nov 01, 2018
Signature Litigation has been listed as one of the leading 200 law firms in England and Wales, and has also been commended for the Firm’s commercial dispute resolution practice.
Oct 30, 2018
Signature Litigation has been ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2019 for ‘Fraud: Civil’, ‘Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail’, ‘Commercial Litigation’, ‘International Arbitration’, ‘Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation’, and ‘Professional Negligence’.
Oct 29, 2018
Senior Associate Nick Storrs and Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman discuss the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Rock Advertising Ltd v MBB Business Exchange Centre.
Oct 29, 2018
Partner Simon Bushell, Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman and Associate Nicholas Barnard discuss the decision in Palmer Birch (A Partnership) v Lloyd  EWHC 2316 and circumventing the corporate veil.
Oct 25, 2018
Law360 has reported that Bluewaters Communications Holdings’ matter against Bernie Ecclestone and others has now settled. The matter was handled by Signature Litigation Partner Simon Bushell.
Oct 19, 2018
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji and Associate Alasdair Glass examine the impact of The Financial Reporting Council Ltd v Sports Direct International plc impact on the issue of privilege and also discuss its consequences of the decisions on auditors.
Oct 09, 2018
Simon Bushell and Daniel Spendlove examine how hedge funds could claim new LIBOR compensation after landmark case
Partners Simon Bushell and Daniel Spendlove’s article in HFM Compliance examines why the Court of Appeal’s decision against Property Alliance Group sets a path to rescission and potentially opens the floodgates for fresh LIBOR claims within the hedge fund industry.
Oct 07, 2018
Following his speaking opportunity at Legal Business’ Commercial Litigation Summit regarding The GC perspective on doing battle (inside and outside of court), Partner Simon Bushell has been featured in the In-House Lawyer’s coverage of this panel discussion.
Oct 04, 2018
Partner Daniel Spendlove comments in Pensions Age in relation to the asset management industry’s alleged use of so called “closet tracker funds” and the implications of this for pension schemes.
Sep 30, 2018
On Thursday 20 September 2018, Signature Litigation held its inaugural networking and drinks event, hosted by the associate team.
Sep 21, 2018
Simon Bushell and Daniel Spendlove examine closet tracker funds and impacts on pension scheme trustees
Simon Bushell and Daniel Spendlove examine the asset management industry’s alleged use of so called “closet tracker funds” and the implications of this for pension scheme trustees.
Sep 04, 2018
Partner Ioannis Alexopoulos and Associate Jessica Thomas discuss the facts of the dispute between disgruntled former employee Robert Bou-Simon and BGC Brokers, and its impact on implied terms in contracts.
Sep 04, 2018