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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

Signature Litigation contributes to Chambers Product Liability & Safety 2020 Guide 

Partners Thomas Rouhette and Sylvie Gallage-Alwis have contributed to the France chapter of the Chambers Product Liability & Safety 2020 Guide.

Jun 30, 2020

The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides – Force Majeure

Signature Litigation is pleased to announce it has collaborated with The Legal 500 and law firms around the world to produce The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide on Force Majeure.

Jun 29, 2020

Social unrest and political violence post Covid-19 – Hermès Marangos

Partner Hermès Marangos examines social unrest and political violence post Covid-19 in the context of the insurance industry.

Jun 25, 2020

Signature Litigation’s Paris office recognised in Best Lawyers 2021

Signature Litigation are pleased to announce that Paris partners Thomas Rouhette, Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Emmanuèle Lutfalla have been recognised in the 11th edition of The Best Lawyers in France 2021.

Jun 25, 2020

Elephants, Camels and Cheese – judicial review of product bans and property rights – Tom Snelling

Partner Tom Snelling examines the judgment in Hughes v Board of the Pension Protection Fund [2020] EWHC 1598, handed down today, and more broadly how judicial review in England and Wales grapples with the regulation of controversial products, in Artnet. Tom’s article was published in Artnet, 24 July 2020, and […]

Jun 22, 2020

French Force Majeure Case Holds COVID-19 Lessons For Companies – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, Colin Grech and Gaëtan de Robillard

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, and associates Gaëtan de Robillard and Colin Grech examine, in Law360, the new guidance from the Paris Commercial Court regarding COVID-19, namely that the recent decision classifies it as a force majeure event.

Jun 19, 2020

The role of blockchain in the public sector – Steven de Lara and Colin Grech

Steven de Lara and Colin Grech discuss the role blockchain can hold in the public sector as well as its potential to change the way business is conducted globally.

Jun 19, 2020

The Angelic Grace of judicial pragmatism – Tom Snelling and Johnny Shearman

Partner, Tom Snelling, and Professional Support Lawyer, Johnny Shearman, examine in Litigation Futures The Angelic Grace principle and anti-suit injunctions in light of two recent ‘lockdown’ judgments from courts in London, which are important in understanding the application of this equitable jurisdiction.

Jun 15, 2020

Witness statements – evolving or endangered? – Tom Snelling and Johnny Shearman

Partner, Tom Snelling, and Professional Support Lawyer, Johnny Shearman, examine in The Law Society Gazette witness statements in the context of recent recommendations made by the Commercial Court Witness Evidence Working Group (WEWG) and the impacts of COVID-19, as well as potential post-COVID-19 consequences on the Courts.

Jun 15, 2020

Partner Nicolas Brooke interviewed by Le Monde du Droit

Partner Nicolas Brooke has been interviewed by Le Monde du Droit following new guidance recently issued by France’s Ministry of Justice in relation to French deferred prosecution agreements (CJIPs).

Jun 15, 2020

Tom Snelling comments in Compliance Week in relation to the FCA fining Lloyds Banking Group

Partner Tom Snelling comments in Compliance Week in relation to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fining Lloyds Banking Group £64m for mistreating mortgage customers.

Jun 15, 2020

Signature Litigation Paris partners ranked highly in Who’s Who Legal 2020 France

Signature Litigation Paris partners ranked highly in Who’s Who Legal 2020 France Guide

Jun 10, 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

Commercial Litigation: COVID-19 recognised as force majeure – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Gaëtan de Robillard

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Gaëtan de Robillard discuss the implications of the new guidance from the Paris Commercial Court in light of its decision that COVID-19 is a force majeure event.

Jun 09, 2020

Partner Tom Snelling comments in relation to calls for judicial review of Government quarantine rules for international arrivals

Partner Tom Snelling comments in Reuters and The New York Times in relation to UK airlines calling for a judicial review of Government COVID-19 quarantine rules for international arrivals to the UK.

Jun 08, 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

Covid-19 fallout increases urgency to address Libor transition legal issues – Johnny Shearman and Justina Stewart

Professional Support Lawyer, Johnny Shearman, and Barrister at Outer Temple Chambers, Justina Stewart, discuss how the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic is heaping pressure on market participants to resolve the legal issues regarding the transition from Libor to alternative risk-free rates. Johnny and Justina’s article was published in Global Risk […]

Jun 08, 2020

The Disclosure Pilot Scheme: Views From The Ground – Johnny Shearman

In the 30th Anniversary edition of Thomson Reuters’ PLC Magazine, Signature Litigation’s Professional Support Lawyer, Johnny Shearman, and Graham Jackson, Director of eDiscovery Legal Services at London Legal, consider the key features and challenges of the disclosure pilot scheme from the point of view of both the solicitor and the electronic disclosure expert.

May 29, 2020

The DGCCRF and online platforms’ duty to inform consumers – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Lorène Massé

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Lorène Massé discuss the result of an investigation by the DGCCRF on digital platforms, and more specifically, their duty to inform, in Lawyer Monthly.

May 29, 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

Partner Elliott Phillips recognised in Citywealth’s Top 100 trust litigators and polymaths

We are pleased to announce that Partner Elliott Phillips has been recognised in Citywealth’s Top 100 trust litigators and polymaths.

May 22, 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

Toxic tort in France: worse than across the Atlantic… – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

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

Where there’s a Will there’s a Rock – Elliott Phillips and Simon Everington

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

Strikes, riots and popular movements: an ambiguous response to a chronic risk – Emmanuèle Lutfalla

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

Agreeing to arbitrate to mitigate delays caused by COVID-19 – Ioannis Alexopoulos and Ryan Cable

Partner, Ioannis Alexopoulos, and Senior Associate, Ryan Cable, discuss the benefits of arbitration to ease the strain on the UK courts and why it is so well suited to the current demands of COVID-19.

May 05, 2020

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis comments in Law.com in relation to worker safety during COVID-19

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis comments in relation to worker safety during COVID-19, with the case of Amazon France.

Apr 27, 2020

Environmental protection: a wave of litigation for businesses to come – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

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

COVID-19: threat of litigation for companies in the near future – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

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

COVID-19 Slows Pace Of Existing UK Investigations – Abdulali Jiwaji

Partner Abdul Jiwaji comments in relation to the slowing pace of UK investigations as a result of Covid-19, in Law360.

Apr 20, 2020

Insurers must avoid knee-jerk rejections of COVID-19 BI claims – Hermès Marangos

Partner Hermès Marangos discusses how the insurance industry must avoid knee-jerk reactions to business interruption (BI) claims in relation to COVID-19, in Insurance Day.

Apr 20, 2020

French Court Rebukes Amazon Over Worker Health and Safety, Prompts Company to Shut Warehouses in France – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

Partner, Sylvie Gallage-Alwis comments in relation to French courts rebuking Amazon over the health & saftey of workers, as it shuts its French warehouses, in Law.com.

Apr 16, 2020

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis comments in Les Echos on how to avoid the risks of litigation in the case of a pandemic such as Covid-19

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis comments on how to avoid the risks of litigation in the case of a major pandemic such as Covid-19.

Apr 15, 2020

French Companies Should Beware Four Legal Risks Of Reopening – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

Partner, Sylvie Gallage-Alwis discusses the four major risks for companies planning to reopen, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, in Law360.

Apr 15, 2020

Can Bitcoins Be Considered Property? – Steven de Lara and Colin Grech

Steven de Lara and Colin Grech discuss the English High Court decision that Bitcoins are property which can be the subject of proprietary injunctions, in Fintech Direct.

Mar 31, 2020

Alice Decramer discusses reform of the French rules of civil procedure and the pre-trial phase

Associate Alice Decramer discusses the reform of the French rules of civil procedure and the pre-trial phase.

Mar 31, 2020

Hermes Marangos comments in Compliance Week in relation to compliance challenges facing EU companies

Partner Hermès Marangos comments in relation to the compliance challenges facing European companies during the coronavirus crisis, in Compliance Week.

Mar 27, 2020

Emmanuèle Lutfalla comments in Le Parisien in relation to insuring and compensating the operating loss of companies

Partner Emmanuèle Lutfalla comments in relation to the operating loss without any damage and the outcome of the insurance product in case of a major pandemic such as Covid-19.

Mar 27, 2020

Signature Litigation featured in Legal Business’s “Disputes Yearbook 2020”

Partners Graham Huntley and Daniel Spendlove have been featured in Legal Business’s Disputes Yearbook 2020 articles “Still punching – Can boutiques keep moving up a weight class?” and “Perfect storms – Cases of the year”.

Mar 27, 2020

GDPR and cyber-risk insurance: how can insurers improve their cyber-risk products – Emmanuèle Lutfalla, Mathilde Gérot and Simon Fitzpatrick

Partner Emmanuèle Lutfalla, Senior Associate Mathilde Gérot and trainee Simon Fitzpatrick discuss the use of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in cyber risk insurance.

Mar 26, 2020

Significantly lower award of damages against Spain in latest investor-state arbitration claim over renewable energy tariffs (PV Investors v Spain) – Neil Newing and Johnny Shearman

Of Counsel, Neil Newing, and Professional Support Lawyer, Johnny Shearman, examine the award in PV Investors v Spain and how it represents a departure from a number of investor-state arbitrations brought against Spain concerning breaches of Article 10(1) of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) arising out of changes made to incentives offered to encourage investment in the renewable energy sector.

Mar 25, 2020

How Proposed EU Class Action Directive Could Affect Insurers – Emmanuèle Lutfalla and Simon Fitzpatrick

Partner Emmanuèle Lutfalla and Trainee Simon Fitzpatrick, discuss how the Collective Redress Directive intends to heavily modify certain aspects of class actions in Europe and how it will impact insurance contracts, in Law360.

Mar 25, 2020

Signature Litigation contributes to Getting The Deal Through Insurance Litigation 2020 Guide

Partner Hermes Marangos, Senior Associate Tom Rotherham, Associate Lucy Alexander and Paralegal Adriano Stagni have authored the UK chapter of Lexology’s Getting The Deal Through Insurance Litigation 2020 Guide.

Mar 24, 2020

Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman comments in Legal IT Insider

Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman comments in relation to law firm IT capabilities and the civil litigation market during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 20, 2020

Will The GDPR Frustrate Europe’s Plans For AI? – Mathilde Gérot and Winston Maxwell

Senior Associate Mathilde Gérot, and Winston Maxwell, Law and Digital Technology Studies Director at Telecom Paris – Institut Polytechnique de Paris discuss the Commission’s new EU data strategy and whether GDPR is an obstacle to the EU’s plan for AI. 

Mar 16, 2020

Justice climatique : une floraison de procès en perspective – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Gaëtan de Robillard

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Associate Gaëtan de Robillard discuss the potential rise in climate justice litigation in 2020 and the truly global nature of this, in Option Droit Affaires.

Mar 05, 2020

Signature Litigation shortlisted at Legal Business Awards 2020

Signature Litigation is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Boutique Law Firm of the Year award at the 2020 Legal Business Awards.

Mar 03, 2020

Legacy Contracts Complicate Libor Transition – Abdulali Jiwaji and Johnny Shearman

Partner Abdulali Jiwaji and Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman discuss the cessation of Libor by the end of 2021, in Law360.

Mar 03, 2020

Class actions and data security practices: differences between Europe and the United States – Mathilde Gérot and Simon Fitzpatrick

Senior Associate Mathilde Gérot and Trainee Simon Fitzpatrick, will discuss the differences between Europe and the United States on class actions and data security practices, in Thomson Reuters.

Mar 02, 2020

Product liability: will there be an “americanisation” of EU litigation in 2020? – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Alice Decramer

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Associate Alice Decramer discuss the potential Americanisation of EU litigation moving further into 2020, in Lawyer Monthly.

Feb 27, 2020

Is the EU better equipped than the US to supervise the use of facial recognition? – Mathilde Gérot

Senior Associate Mathilde Gérot discusses how Clearview AI can be an indispensable tool to reinforce national security, as well as the many risks associated with the use of facial recognition technology, in Computer Weekly. 

Feb 26, 2020

Is the integration of a tool such as Clearview AI possible in France? – Mathilde Gérot

Senior Associate Mathilde Gérot discusses the challenges regarding the growth of the Clearview AI application and the new threat to privacy, in Le Monde du Droit.

Feb 25, 2020

Updating The EU Product Liability Directive For The Digital Era – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis discusses whether there is a need to adapt the EU Product Liability Directive in light of the digital era and ever growing technological advancements, in Law360.

Feb 25, 2020

New EU Directive Sets Out Minimum Standards of Protection for Whistleblowers – Nicolas Brooke and Camille Gravis

Partner Nicolas Brooke and Associate Camille Gravis discuss the new EU whistleblower directive and its impact on corporate entities, in The American Lawyer.

Feb 25, 2020

Partner Nicolas Brooke and Associate Camille Gravis discuss the choice of the right defense strategy in LexisNexis

Partner Nicolas Brooke and Associate Camille Gravis comments in LexisNexis on the choice of the defense strategy operated by the legal entities in the EDF Bribery Case as well as the consequences thus arising. 

Feb 14, 2020

UK the most favourable jurisdiction for cryptoassets and smart contracts? – Guy Robson, Elliott Fellowes and Liam Croucher

Guy Robson, Senior Associate, Elliott Fellowes, Associate and Liam Croucher, Paralegal discuss whether the UK is the most favourable jurisdiction for cryptoassets and smart contracts, in Lawyer Monthly. 

Feb 12, 2020

Latest court decision highlights level of scrutiny courts apply to Disclosure Pilot Scheme cases – Johnny Shearman

Professional Support Lawyer, Johnny Shearman, examines the recent ruling in Agents’ Mutual Ltd v Gascoigne Halman Ltd [2019] EWHC 3104 (Ch) and how this latest decision by the courts highlights the level of scrutiny being applied to Disclosure Pilot Scheme cases.

Feb 12, 2020

The Future Of Personal Data Class Actions In Europe – Mathilde Gérot and Simon Fitzpatrick

Senior Associate, Mathilde Gérot and Trainee, Simon Fitzpatrick discuss the surge of class actions against tech companies regarding their data security practices, in Fintech Direct.

Feb 11, 2020

The US Product Liability Issues Spreading To The EU – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Alice Decramer

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Associate Alice Decramer discuss the current US product liability litigations and how these will effect litigation in Europe

Feb 07, 2020

New EU directive provides further protection for whistle-blowers – Nicolas Brooke and Camille Gravis

Partner Nicolas Brooke and Associate Camille Gravis discuss the new EU whistleblower directive and its impact on corporate entities.

Feb 06, 2020

Negotiated criminal resolution in France – Nicolas Brooke and Camille Gravis

Partner Nicolas Brooke and Associate Camille Gravis discuss deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) in France and the effectiveness of new anti-corruption measures.

Feb 06, 2020

MAP Leads International Discussion on Climate Litigation – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, discusses international climate change litigation at a panel discussion held by the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project.

Jan 30, 2020

Anti-suit injunctions: how relevant is English law? – Neil Newing and Johnny Shearman

Neil Newing and Johnny Shearman discuss anti-suit injunctions and their relevance in English law, in Thomson Reuters Practical Law.

Jan 30, 2020

Data litigation specialist Mathilde Gérot joins Signature Litigation Paris office

Specialist disputes law firm, Signature Litigation, today announces the appointment of data protection specialist, Mathilde Gérot, as a senior associate to its Paris office.

Jan 15, 2020

Thomas Rouhette discusses his wishes for the French legal landscape in 2020 in Option Droit et Affaires

Partner Thomas Rouhette comments in Option Droit et Affaires, sharing his wishes for the French legal landscape in 2020 and his vision on the evolution of the legal profession in the next decade.

Jan 09, 2020

Thomas Rouhette and Kevin Munslow interviewed in Le Monde du Droit

Partner Thomas Rouhette and CEO Kevin Munslow have been interviewed in Le Monde du Droit in relation to the first anniversary of the Firm’s Paris office, its position within the disputes market and future developments.

Jan 07, 2020

Challenging arbitral awards – how serious does “serious irregularity” need to be? – Ryan Cable

Senior Associate Ryan Cable revisits several section 68 arbitral award challenges determined during the course of 2019, including some rare instances of successful challenges, in an attempt to gain a sense of what the English Commercial Court presently considers to meet the grounds for challenging an arbitral award on the basis of “serious irregularity”.

Jan 03, 2020

Strikes and popular movements: An unclear yet chronic risk for insurers – Emmanuèle Lutfalla and Giovanni Volpe

Partner Emmanuèle Lutfalla and Giovanni Volpe examine how an increase in strikes, riots and popular movements has escalated this risk’s status, from occasional threat to chronic risk, and the impact this has on the insurance industry, in Face au Risque.

Dec 18, 2019

Group and class action mechanisms in France – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Thomas Rouhette

Partners Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Thomas Rouhette examine why group and class action mechanisms in France should be considered as the upcoming litigation threat for companies doing business in the jurisdiction and the types of defences they should develop if sued, in Option Droit & Affaires.

Dec 12, 2019

Carriers need a better understanding of the insurability of cyber risk – Emmanuèle Lutfalla, Deborah Azerraf, Alice Decramer

Partner Emmanuèle Lutfalla and Associates Deborah Azerraf and Alice Decramer examine cyber risk and its insurability from a French law perspective, in Insurance Day.

Dec 11, 2019