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.
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.
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.
Closet tracker scandal: are pension schemes getting what they pay for? – Simon Bushell and Daniel Spendlove
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.
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.
Cryptocurrency and Blockchain – are hacks highlighting glitches in the industry? – Elliott Phillips, Johnny Shearman and Melenik Forde
Partner Elliott Phillips, Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman and Paralegal Melenik Forde discuss the state of the emerging cryptocurrency industry and blockchain and examine how investors can mitigate their exposure to risk.
Investor-state arbitration – an analysis of the decision in Masdar Solar & Wind Cooperatief UA v Kingdom of Spain – Neil Newing
Of Counsel Neil Newing discusses the recently published decision of the Tribunal in the investor-state arbitration between Masdar Solar & Wind Cooperatief UA v Kingdom of Spain.
Partner Graham Huntley interviewed in The Times’ Raconteur in relation to the need for pro bono legal work.
Signature Litigation and Partners Graham Huntley and Simon Bushell have been featured in Legal Business’s Disputes Yearbook 2018 pieces “Boutiques: Highly evolved” and “The Bar Elite: Silk and steel”.
“Fair market value” and its place in English Courts – Abdulali Jiwaji, Harry Denlegh-Maxwell and Johnny Shearman
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji, Associate Harry Denlegh-Maxwell and Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman examine the Court of Appeal decision in LBI EHF v Raiffeisen, and the interpretation of “fair market value”.
International Arbitration In 2018: A Year Of Rule Revisions – Neil Newing and Ryan Cable published in Law360
Neil Newing, Counsel, and Ryan Cable, Associate, examine rule updates in the international arbitration market, which suggest that the new trend is likely to promote efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Senior Associate Steven De Lara and Associate Cecile Gomez’s article examines the duties (from a data protection perspective) that Distributed Ledger Technology providers will have when providing the technology, and what regulatory actions, if any, they could face if they are in breach of them.
Partner Graham Huntley examines the High Court’s decision in Richard Slade & Company v Boodia and Boodia  EWHC 2699 (QB), published in the New Law Journal.
Litigation Expected Following The Unprecedented Recent Hurricane Season – Hermes Marangos and Tom Rotherham
Partner Hermes Marangos and Associate Tom Rotherham’s article examines the 2017 hurricane season and the resultant litigation likely to arise from these events, published in Lawyer Monthly.
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji and Paralegal Henry Reid examine a recent case acknowledging the possibility of implying a duty of good faith into a brokerage’s Terms of Business promises increasing judicial scrutiny for the FX industry, published in FX-MM.
Partner Hermès Marangos and Associate Tom Rotherham’s article examines the legal complexities arising in relation to the recent hurricanes, published in Insurance Day.
Court of Appeal Holds Banks Owe No Suremime Duty of Care to Customers – Abdulali Jiwaji and Nikoletta Beneki
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji and Associate Nikoletta Beneki examine the Court of Appeal’s decision that the IHRP Review necessitates no duty of care for banks to customers, published in Financial Regulatory Briefing.
Partner Adam Rooney assesses the recent Court of Justice of the European Union decision in Intel’s long-running abuse of dominance case, in Commercial Dispute Resolution.
Proposals to extend the SM&CR regime: the impact from an enforcement perspective – Abdulali Jiwaji, Jessica Thomas and Stephanie Eaton
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji and Associates Jessica Thomas and Stephanie Eaton examine the extension of the Senior Managers and Certificate Regime to all FSMA authorised firms, and the impact it will have in Global Banking & Finance Review and The Global Legal Post.
Partner Elliott Phillips and Senior Associate Steven De Lara examine the growth of Bitcoin and the lack of legislation around it, in Dow Jones’ Financial News, Thomson Reuters Accelus, FT Adviser and in Compliance Monitor.
Partner Hermès Marangos examines the recent ransomware cyber attacks and outlines why the challenges faced are global as the relevant policy and legal frameworks vary by jurisdiction, in Commercial Dispute Resolution.
Partner Hermes Marangos, Associate Tom Rotherham and Brazilian Counsel Adriano Stagni examine the impact on international insurers in relation to the Latin American courts’ use of moral damages to compensate claimants, in Insurance Day.
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji discusses Hong Kong passing legislation permitting third party funding of arbitrations seated in the territory, published in Law360.
Partner Hermes Marangos examines the recent WannaCry global cyber attacks in relation to insurance and corporate liability. Published in The Times, Insurance Day, Insurance Post and Thomson Reuters Accelus.
Push payment fraud: ‘Which?’ way forward for unprotected customers? – Johnny Shearman’s article published in Compliance Monitor
Associate Johnny Shearman’s article examines the Payment Services Regulator’s response in relation to the recent Which? super-complaint in Compliance Monitor.
Partner Simon Bushell examines the recent announcement that a number of specialist civil courts in the High Court will become the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales in The Times Law Brief.
Partner Natalia Chumak and Associate Nick Storrs examine the Litigation Funding process in Russian legal publication Legal Insight.
Associate Daniel Hayward-Hughes examines a recent case where documents were deliberately withheld and highlights the need for parties to disclose all relevant, non-privileged documents when required. Daniel’s article has been published in Solicitors Journal.
Partner Hermès Marangos’ article on new legal challenges in Latin America published in Insurance Day
Associate Jessica Thomas’s article investigates the banking industry’s approach to de-risking, and has been published in Professional Adviser.
Partner Adam Rooney examines the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Government activities threatening Legal Professional Privilege (LPP).
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji and Associate Johnny Shearman investigate the SFO’s new Section 2 interview guidance and its impact on legal representation, published in FTSE Global Markets and Fraud Intelligence.
The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published its annual Business Plan and Risk Outlook in April for the coming year. Many of the FCA’s aims remain the same or substantially similar to last year, with individual accountability and changing the culture of regulated firms still high on the Authority’s list of priorities.
More Than One Way to Skin a Cat – Two different approaches to the plight of the legacy CMBS Noteholders result in the same outcome
This article discusses the recent judgments in Hayfin Opal Luxco 3 SARL v Windermere VII CMBS plc and Credit Suisse Asset Management LLC v Titan Europe 2006-1 PLC and others, both concerning the entitlement of the Class X noteholders in notoriously complex legacy CMBS transactions.
As Stephens Scown announces its new ‘John Lewis-style’ shared ownership scheme and more law firms opt for limited company status, Lucy Trevelyan asks if the traditional partnership model has had its day.
Signature Litigation acts for Ivanishvili as the Georgian billionaire sues Credit Suisse
Adam Rooney’s article on third party confidentiality in Chartered Banker.
LIBOR acquittals – prosecuting with anachronous tools? Adam Rooney and Abdulali Jiwaji discuss the failed prosecutions against six brokers and consider another way forward.
Market Abuse: Ramping up the regulation Market abuse continues to be a focus area for the regulators and prosecutors, as evidenced by the multitude of fines imposed by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, and the investigations and prosecutions relating to benchmark, write Jessica Thomas and Abdulali Jiwaji from boutique law firm Signature Litigation. The upcoming…
Abdulali Jiwaji and Daniel Spendlove comment in Euromoney following FX settlements.
Confidentiality of third parties in regulatory decisions: Know your rights By Adam Rooney Regulatory investigations are by their nature invasive. It is not just the immediate subject of the investigation who can be affected. Often, the investigation can draw in third parties who, ultimately, are judged to have done no wrong. No decision as to…
The time is ripe for insurers and brokers to raise awareness of political risk and political violence.
The CDR Autumn Arbitration Symposium’s opening session asked whether increasing regionalisation in arbitration was a good thing, or whether it is localism in disguise, undermining the strengths of international arbitration.
Not Guilty: Serious Fraud Office dealt a blow as five accused of rigging Libor walk. Daniel Spendlove comments in City AM.
Signature Litigation Partner Julian Connerty featured in The Lawyer discussing the evolution of litigation finance and subrogated claims by insurance companies.
Abdulali Jiwaji comments in CDR Magazine – FCA still lacking permanent leader.
Signature Litigation advised Elias Farrah in Barclays Bank plc v Lester Charles Landgraf, Londell McMillan and Elias Farrah, named as one of the top cases of 2015.
Natalia Chumak, Partner at Signature Litigation, featured in Legal Business re The International Arbitration Summit & the growth of arbitration in Africa & Asia.
The leading London litigation boutique is growing fast, managing to accrue legal accolades both in the courts and across the market, while expanding steadily at partner and associate level. With further appellate and high-value first instance London litigation claims to come, 2016 should offer a bright future for the firm.
Graham Huntley & Abdulali Jiwaji comment in CDR Magazine re innovation in London courts aiming to offer greater specialisation & shorter & more flexible trials.