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Will companies be washed away by greenwashing claims? – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis explores accusations that companies are making false environmental claims and the potential for “greenwashing” litigation in Lawyer Monthly.

Aug 02, 2021

Partner Flore Poloni and Associate Thibaud Roujou de Boubée comment in Revue Internationale de la Compliance et de l’Éthique des Affaires

Partner Flore Poloni and Associate Thibaud Roujou de Boubée comment in relation to the potential setting aside of arbitral awards in the context of corruption allegations in French-language publication Revue Internationale de la Compliance et de l’Éthique des Affaires.

Jul 28, 2021

International Arbitration Stats: Do they provide an indicator for a post-Covid arbitration boom and shift in trends? – Ryan Cable

Writing in Legal Week, Senior Associate Ryan Cable explains that annual statistics published by leading international arbitration institutes reveal key themes and trends emerging in international arbitration.

Jul 27, 2021

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis appointed as national rapporteur for France by the editorial team of Mass Claims

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis has been appointed as national rapporteur for France by the editorial team of Mass Claims: an International Journal with a European Focus.

Jul 26, 2021

Breach of International Public Policy: Issues of Foreign Overriding Mandatory Rules and Embargoes

Partner Flore Poloni and Associate Thibaud Roujou de Boubée examine breach of international public policy, discussing violations of foreign overriding mandatory rules and to what extent compliance with an embargo forms part of French international public policy in the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin.

Jul 23, 2021

The daily legal minefield manufacturers have to face – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis discusses the changing legal landscape of product liability litigation and the need for manufacturers to change their decision making process.

Jul 23, 2021

Does the UK need a bespoke financial regulatory regime for cryptocurrencies – Kate Gee

Senior Associate Kate Gee discusses recent proposals from French regulators in relation to cryptocurrency regulations.

Jul 15, 2021

Libor Transition: a risky business – Johnny Shearman

Johnny Shearman, Head of Knowledge and Legal Services, discusses the difficulties and risks that the transition away from LIBOR will create, in Compliance Monitor.

Jul 14, 2021

Partner Thomas Rouhette and Senior Associate Claire Massiera comment in Compliances

Partner Thomas Rouhette and Senior Associate Claire Massiera comment in relation to the French law on the Duty of Vigilance four years after its enactment, in French-language publication Compliances.

Jul 09, 2021

Thibaud Roujou de Boubée interviewed by Smart Lex re arbitration and technology

Associate Thibaud Roujou de Boubée has been interviewed by Smart Lex in relation to arbitration and the increasing use of technology in proceedings, as well as the growing trend of using arbitration in the technology sector.

Jul 08, 2021

Kate Gee examines cryptocurrency fraud and the potential impacts on corporates

Senior Associate Kate Gee examines the rise in cryptocurrency fraud and highlights why corporates should beware of using cryptocurrencies, in Blockchain Tribune.

Jun 28, 2021

Signature Litigation authors French chapter of the Chambers Product Liability & Safety Guide 2021

Signature Litigation partners Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Thomas Rouhette have authored the France jurisdiction chapter in the newly published Chambers Product Liability & Safety 2021 Guide.

Jun 28, 2021

Signature Litigation’s Paris office recognised in Best Lawyers 2022

Signature Litigation are pleased to announce that Paris partners Thomas Rouhette, Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, Emmanuèle Lutfalla, and Flore Poloni have been recognised in the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers in France 2022.

Jun 25, 2021

Partner Paul Brehony comments on the recent Grant Thornton Supreme Court ruling

Partner Paul Brehony comments on the recent Supreme Court ruling stating Grant Thornton will have to pay its client Manchester Building Society £13.4m in damages.

Jun 24, 2021

Partner Thomas Rouhette appears on French language programme Smart Lex to discuss the duty of vigilance

Thomas Rouhette, associé, intervient dans l’émission Smart Lex sur la loi du 27 mars 2017 qui a instauré un “devoir de vigilance” pour les grandes multinationales françaises. Il s’inquiète d’une judiciarisation de la responsabilité sociétale des entreprises à l’initiative des ONG au détriment d’une approche constructive.

Jun 22, 2021

Partner Flore Poloni & Associate Thibaud Roujou de Boubée contribute to the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin

Flore Poloni & Thibaud Roujou de Boubeé examine breach of international public policy and embargo forms in the 2021 ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin.

Jun 22, 2021

Partner Becca Hogan examines the under-utilised collective redress tool

Partner Becca Hogan examines collective redress and the under-utilised tool that could help UK claimants, especially with Brexit and COVID-19 litigation, in Law360.

Jun 21, 2021

Signature Litigation is excited to be one of the sponsors for this year’s International Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices E&E Congress

Signature Litigation is excited to be one of the sponsors for this year’s International Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices E&E Congress.

Jun 15, 2021

L’affaire SORELEC : l’absence d’allégations de corruption doit susciter la méfiance des arbitres – Flore Poloni et Nicolas Brooke

Flore Poloni et Nicolas Brooke, associés, examinent comment ces dernières années, la cour d’appel de Paris n’a eu de cesse de renforcer son contrôle des sentences arbitrales en cas de risque de corruption, dans La Revue Lamy Droit civil et La Revue Lamy Droit des Affaires.

Jun 08, 2021

Quatre raisons de privilégier l’arbitrage dans les litiges sur de nouvelles technologies – Flore Poloni et Thibaud Roujou de Boubée

Flore Poloni, associée et Thibaud Roujou de Boubée, avocat, expliquent en quoi l’arbitrage est particulièrement adapté aux différends en matière de nouvelles technologies, dans L’Usine Nouvelle.

Jun 07, 2021

Neil Newing to speak at Global TransPerfect GLNXT EU user conference 2021

Counsel Neil Newing will be speaking at the Global TransPerfect GLNXT EU user conference as part of a panel discussing ‘managing multi-language litigation’.

Jun 07, 2021

Partner Thomas Rouhette interviewed in Predictice

Dans son entretien avec Predictice, Thomas Rouhette est revenu sur sa motivation à fonder le bureau parisien de Signature Litigation ainsi que sur les défis qu’il a été amené à surmonter.

Jun 03, 2021

Thomas Rouhette and Claire Massiera contribute to leading book Private Enforcement of Competition Law in Europe

Partner Thomas Rouhette and senior associate Claire Massiera recently co-authored a chapter in Private Enforcement of Competition Law in Europe, the leading book examining procedural and substantive issues in respect of private enforcement of competition law in Europe.

Jun 03, 2021

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis comments in Les Echos Capital Finance in relation to new types of environmental litigation

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, associée, commente sur les nouveaux types de contentieux environnementaux, dans Les Echos Capital Finance.

Jun 02, 2021

Signature Litigation announces two new partners

Specialist commercial disputes law firm Signature Litigation today announces the promotion to partnership of Becca Hogan and Rory Spillman.

Jun 02, 2021

Signature Litigation clients obtain permission to serve claims on sitting Head of State

In the Republic of Mozambique v Credit Suisse International & Ors proceedings (Claim No. CL-2019-000127), Signature Litigation has assisted its clients in obtaining permission from the English High Court to serve their claims out of the jurisdiction on, among others, the current President of Mozambique.

May 28, 2021

Johnny Shearman comments in The Times

Johnny Shearman, Head of Knowledge and Legal Services, comments in The Times on the importance of access to justice and legal representation even when dealing with morally complex issues such as climate change.

May 27, 2021

Audit reform and the anticipated uptick in post-pandemic litigation against auditors – Paul Brehony & Kate Gee

Partner Paul Brehony and Senior Associate Kate Gee examine the government’s consultation paper on audit and governance reform and why trust has been lost, looking into issues arising out of a number of sudden corporate failures.

May 25, 2021

Compliance concerns for crypto currency – Kate Gee

Senior Associate Kate Gee comments in FinTech global re the rise in the use of crypto currency by corporates and the why companies need to stay aware to the threats of fraud and hacking. 

May 21, 2021

Transparence dans la chaîne alimentaire : « Je ne sais rien mais je dirai tout » – Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

Partner Sylvie Gallage-Alwis examines the recent regulation which has entered into force relating to the transparency and sustainability of risk assessment in the food chain at the European Union level and how this is yet another example of the influence of associations on the right to access to information, in Option Droit et Affaires.

May 20, 2021

Loyers commerciaux et Covid-19 : quand la bonne foi l’emporte sur la force majeure – Emmanuèle Lutfalla and Alice Decramer

Partner Emmanuèle Lutfalla and Associate Alice Decramer discuss how the health crisis revealed two problems in professional insurance: operating losses without damage and the payment of commercial rents, in La Tribune de l’assurance.

May 17, 2021

How To Use Asset Disclosure To Shape Enforcement Strategy | Kate Gee & Olivier Swain

Senior Associate Kate Gee and Associate Olivier Swain examine the effects of asset disclosure orders, noting that these can be wide-reaching and produce unexpected pressure points, in Law360.

May 17, 2021

Specialist investment treaty and commercial arbitrator Bernhard Maier joins Signature Litigation

News of arbitration specialist Bernhard Maier joining Signature Litigation’s London office as counsel has been published in Global Arbitration Review.

May 11, 2021

Signature Litigation’s Paris office recognised in Option Droit et Affaires 2021 Litigation Rankings

Signature Litigation is pleased to announce that Paris partners Thomas Rouhette, Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, Emmanuèle Lutfalla, Nicolas Brooke, and Flore Poloni have been recognised in the Option Droit et Affaires 2021 litigation rankings.

May 07, 2021

Partner Elliott Phillips comments in Reports Legal’s Offshore Report in relation to Gibraltar and cryptocurrencies

Partner Elliott Phillips comments in Reports Legal’s 2021 Offshore Report examining Gibraltar and how it has become a thriving hub for cryptocurrencies, investors and entrepreneurs.

Apr 26, 2021

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 shortlisted at the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards

We are pleased to announce that Signature Litigation has been shortlisted for Team of the Year – Litigation Department at the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards 2021.

Feb 22, 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