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Signature Litigation and its members ranked in The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 Guide

We are pleased to announce that Signature Litigation and its members have again been ranked in The Legal 500 EMEA Guide across a number of practice areas.

Apr 14, 2021

Abdulali Jiwaji and Johnny Shearman examine the cessation of Libor in The Banker

Partner Abdulali Jiwaji and Head of Knowledge and Legal Services Johnny Shearman examine the global issue of the cessation of Libor, in The Banker.

Apr 09, 2021

Signature Litigation Paris ranked in Le Point’s “Les meilleurs cabinets d’avocats de France”

Le cabinet Signature Litigation Paris a été classé parmi les meilleures structures en droit de l’arbitrage dans Le Point : Palmarès 2020 des cabinets d’avocats par spécialités.

Apr 06, 2021

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis contributes to The Legal 500: Product Liability Country Comparative Guide

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, was asked by Legal 500 to draft the French chapter of its Product Liability Country Comparative Guide. Our Paris office has indeed one of the largest and most recognised Product Liability team of the French market, representing manufacturers from numerous industries. 

Apr 01, 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

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

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

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 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

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

The Disclosure Pilot Scheme: top 3 decisions from 2020 – Johnny Shearman

Johnny Shearman, Head of Knowledge and Legal Services, examines his top 3 decisions from 2020 that dealt with the Disclosure Pilot Scheme and looks to 2021 as a pivotal year for the the Pilot.

Jan 12, 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

Partner Hermès Marangos comments in Law360

Partner Hermès Marangos comments in Law360 in relation to the recent Municipio de Mariana v BHP Group judgment, as part of an article examining the top UK financial services litigation decisions of 2020.

Dec 30, 2020

Wex Deal Leaves Questions On UK Approach To M&A Suits – Tom Snelling

Partner Tom Snelling comments in Law360 regarding the power of merger litigation and how coronavirus is impacting the disputes landscape.

Dec 22, 2020

Quincecare, Fraud and Insolvency – Bankers’ Duties and Deep Pockets – Abdulali Jiwaji

Partner Abdulali Jiwaji examines recent lawsuits involving the Quincecare duty and the body of case law that is gradually building up.

Dec 18, 2020

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

Corporate failures – can the UK’s financial regulator lead the charge? – Paul Brehony, Abdulali Jiwaji and Johnny Shearman

Partners Paul Brehony and Abdulali Jiwaji and Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman examine the conflict between the UK’s financial regulatory regime and its insolvency legislation, following the news that the FCA is planning to take action against Carillion and some of its former directors.

Dec 15, 2020

Signature Litigation members recognised in Who’s Who Legal

Several Signature Litigation members have been ranked across a range of practice areas published recently by Who’s Who Legal.

Dec 11, 2020

Court of Appeal refuses to allow cross-border ‘judgment laundering’ – Kate Gee

Associate Kate Gee discusses the issue of cross-border judgment laundering and the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Strategic Technologies v Procurement Bureau of the Republic of China.

Dec 10, 2020

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis interviewed by Who’s Who Legal

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis is interviewed by Who’s Who Legal on Signature’s product liability practice, the Firm’s strength in the market and how the Paris legal market is evolving.

Dec 10, 2020

Operating losses: the big blur – Emmanuèle Lutfalla and Deborah Azerraf

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

Companies should monitor the Commission’s environment-related actions – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

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

Signature Litigation contributes to the Getting the Deal Through: Complex Commercial Litigation 2021 Guide

Signature Litigation’s London and Gibraltar offices have contributed to the 2021 edition of the Getting the Deal Through: Complex Commercial Litigation Guide.

Dec 04, 2020

5G: the start of a new legal saga? – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

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

Thomas Rouhette interviewed and recognised in Décideurs Juridiques’ “L’Élite 2020”

Partner Thomas Rouhette has been interviewed and recognised in Décideurs Magazine’s “L’Élite 2020”.

Dec 03, 2020

Partner Hermès Marangos speaks at English Law Week in Mexico 2020

Partner Hermès Marangos this week spoke at the English Law Week in Mexico 2020 conference series in relation to international dispute resolution.

Dec 03, 2020

Financial institutions: soon in the eye of the climate litigation storm? – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

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

The Brazilian Case That Holds Significance For English Courts – Hermès Marangos

Partner Hermès Marangos examines the international role of the English courts coming into focus following the recent judgment in Municipio de Mariana v BHP Group plc and BHP Group Ltd [2020] EWHC 2930 (TCC).

Dec 01, 2020

Disclosure pilot scheme: revision, simplification and extension – PLC Magazine

Professional Support Lawyer, Johnny Shearman, examines in PLC Magazine the anticipated revisions to Practice Direction (PD) 51U and the disclosure review document (DRD), in relation to the Disclosure Pilot Scheme.

Nov 30, 2020

Counsel Neil Newing comments on UK Supreme Court ruling on Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd

Counsel Neil Newing comments in relation to the UK Supreme Court’s ruling that today dismissed the appeal in Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd.

Nov 27, 2020

Rules of the rock – Elliott Phillips and Simon Everington

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

Does the Legal Profession Really Need to Use the Term ‘Non-Lawyer’? – Johnny Shearman

Johnny Shearman, Professional Support Lawyer, discusses in Legal Week the use of the term ‘non-lawyer’ in the legal sector.

Nov 19, 2020

What the new ICC and LCIA rules tell us about the concerns of users

Ioannis Alexopolous, Flore Poloni, Ryan Cable and Thibaud Roujou de Boubée examine the recent modifications of the ICC and LCIA rules in Global Arbitration Review.

Nov 18, 2020

Signature Litigation, freedom and flexibility – Profile in La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires

Signature Litigation’s Paris office and its Partners have been profiled in La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires.

Nov 16, 2020

Provisional Measures of the ICJ: Just a Short-Cut to Judgment? – Olivia Flasch

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

A step (change) in the right direction? – Johnny Shearman

PSL Johnny Shearman recently co-authored an article for New Law Journal with Tracey Stretton (Ankura) and Mark Surguy (Weightmans) regarding the Disclosure Pilot Scheme and an analysis of eDisclosure trends in England and Wales.

Nov 06, 2020

The Singapore Convention On Mediation – Lift Off! – Simon Everington and Johnny Shearman

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 highly commended at The Lawyer Awards 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

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

Governing law of arbitration agreements: cutting the Gordian knot – PLC Magazine

In the November edition of Thomson Reuters’ PLC Magazine, Partners Tom Snelling and Flore Poloni, Counsel Neil Newing and PSL Johnny Shearman discuss the important decision in Enka Insaat ve Sanayi AS v OOO Insurance Company Chubb, and the proper approach to determining the governing law of an arbitration agreement, from both a French and English perspective.

Oct 29, 2020

Signature Litigation ranked in Chambers UK 2021

Signature Litigation is pleased to have been again ranked in the Chambers UK Guide.

Oct 22, 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

Emerging banking compliance litigation risks: SIB v HSBC – A curate’s egg – Paul Brehony

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

ICC unveils its revised 2021 Rules of Arbitration

The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) has unveiled its revised 2021 Rules of Arbitration.

Oct 16, 2020

Associate Thibaud Roujou de Boubée interviewed by Paris Baby Arbitration

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

Climate Litigation Momentum Building in Europe – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Gaëtan de Robillard

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Gaëtan de Robillard discuss how 2020 may be the starting point of a decade of climate justice while examining the decisions handed down in 2019/2020 in Europe and in the US, in Today’s GC. 

Oct 05, 2020

Signature Litigation grows by a third and appoints new commercial and insolvency disputes partner

Specialist disputes firm, Signature Litigation, today announces record results for FY20 and the appointment of litigator Paul Brehony as Partner.

Oct 01, 2020

Signature Litigation ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2021

Signature Litigation has been ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2021 for ‘Fraud: Civil’, ‘Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail’, ‘Commercial Litigation: Premium’, ‘International Arbitration’, ‘Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation’, and ‘Professional Negligence’.

Sep 30, 2020

Finding common cause for UK class actions – Abdulali Jiwaji, Johnny Shearman and Ligia Bob

Abdulali Jiwaji, Johnny Shearman and Ligia Bob discuss the recent case Jalla v Shell International Trading and Shipping Co Ltd [2020] EWHC 2211 (TCC) and what this decision will mean for future class actions.

Sep 29, 2020

Johnny Shearman discusses his role as a Professional Support Lawyer on Legally Speaking

Johnny Shearman discusses his role as a Professional Support Lawyer and why others may wish to consider this route as an alternative to Partnership in the most recent Legally Speaking podcast.

Sep 28, 2020

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis interviewed by Les Echos

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

Signature Litigation shortlisted at the British Legal Awards 2020

Signature Litigation has been shortlisted for the UK Law Firm of the Year and Boutique Law Firm of the Year awards at the British Legal Awards 2020.

Sep 21, 2020

Product liability and safety in France: overview – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

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

Partner Elliott Phillips recognised in Citywealth’s Top 35 Private Client Litigators – Europe 2020

Signature Litigation is pleased to announce that Partner Elliott Phillips has been recognised in the 2020 Citywealth Leaders List Top 35 Private Client Litigators Europe.

Sep 07, 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

Signature Litigation members ranked in Expert Guides

Signature Litigation is pleased to announce that several members of the Firm have been identified and ranked in global directory, Expert Guides.

Aug 24, 2020

An efficient product liability practice must be multifaceted and diverse – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

As companies increasingly face product liability claims on a number of different grounds, partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, discusses how product liability practices must evolve and diversify their expertise to tackle these claims.

Aug 21, 2020

Danger Zone – Johnny Shearman

Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman comments in Governance & Compliance Magazine on whether the benefits of tech-enabled remote working, such as Zoom, are being undermined by the threats to compliance.

Aug 10, 2020

CJEU’s Annual Report: Manufacturers, Climate Change & Chemical Substances – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Gaëtan de Robillard

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Gaëtan de Robillard discuss the ECJ’s 2019 Annual Report, in particular air pollution and climate change, and secondly case law relating to chemical use, and what it means for manufacturers and distributors in Europe.

Aug 04, 2020

Warranty Claims Litigation May Surge Due To COVID-19, Brexit – Tom Snelling

Partner Tom Snelling and barrister at Brick Court Chambers, Sophie Shaw, examine how litigation to warranty claims my surge due to the combined pressures of COVID-19 and Brexit, in Law360.

Aug 04, 2020

The impact of Sapin 2 and GDPR on internal investigations – Nicolas Brooke and Mathilde Gerot

Nicolas Brooke and Mathilde Gerot, examine the impact of Sapin 2 and GDPR on internal investigations and the balance that needs to be struck in order to ensure compliance with both sets of rules, in Legal Week.

Jul 30, 2020

Mortgage arrears-handling failures cost Lloyds dearly – Abdulali Jiwaji, Tom Snelling and Johnny Shearman

Partners Abdulali Jiwaji and Tom Snelling, and Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman, discuss the recent FCA fine against Lloyds Banking Group and argue that the market can expect to see the FCA come down hard on rough treatment of customers by financial institutions during the current economic climate.

Jul 23, 2020

Auditor regulation and litigation – down to the wire(card)? – Tom Snelling

Partner Tom Snelling and David Entwistle discuss renewed concerns about both auditor regulation and when corporates and responsible individuals are held to account for misleading financial statements, following the recent Wirecard scandal, in Thomson Reuters.

Jul 20, 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

EU Class Action Policy Guided By Wrong Measure Of Success – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis examines the latest developments on class actions in France and their legal mechanisms, following the BMW class action, in Law360.

Jul 16, 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