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.
Partners Simon Bushell and Daniel Spendlove’s article in HFM Compliance examines why the Court of Appeal’s decision against Property Alliance Group sets a path to rescission and potentially opens the floodgates for fresh LIBOR claims within the hedge fund industry.
Following his speaking opportunity at Legal Business’ Commercial Litigation Summit regarding The GC perspective on doing battle (inside and outside of court), Partner Simon Bushell has been featured in the In-House Lawyer’s coverage of this panel discussion.
On Thursday 20 September 2018, Signature Litigation held its inaugural networking and drinks event, hosted by the associate team.
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.
Hermès Marangos, Partner at Signature Litigation, has been ranked in this year’s edition of Chambers Latin America 2019.
Partner Simon Bushell examines the contemporary state of the anti-money laundering regime and considers how the impact of Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) reforms will alter the landscape.
Graham Huntley comments in The Times in relation to the growth of boutique litigation firms in London
Partner Graham Huntley comments in The Times’ “Special Focus” article on the growth of boutique litigation firms in London.
Partner Simon Bushell and Of Counsel Neil Newing contribute to the Getting the Deal Through: Market Intelligence – Dispute Resolution 2018.
Graham Huntley has been interviewed by The Legal 500 following his admission to the Hall of Fame.
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.
In this issue of Signature Litigation’s Financial and Regulatory Disputes Update, Partner Abdulali Jiwaji and Trainee Solicitor Elliott Fellowes take a close look at the FCA’s Business Plan 2018/19 and consider the impact Brexit may have on the regulator’s enforcement regime. Our second article, written by Partner Simon Bushell, takes a fresh look at the…
Partner Simon Bushell comments in Thomson Reuters Practical Law in relation to the first case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under the senior managers regime, against the CEO of Barclays Group.
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”.
On 15 May 2018, Partner Simon Bushell attended and spoke at the Legal Business Commercial Litigation Summit 2018 in London.
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji and Trainee Solicitor Elliott Fellowes examine the FCA’s consideration of Brexit, and what impact this will have on the agency’s commitment to enforcement activities.
Partner Daniel Spendlove and Professional Support Lawyer Johnny Shearman examine the third-party litigation finance market and the possible effect Brexit will have on the market.
What Next for Intra-EU Investment Arbitration? Thoughts on the Achmea Decision – Neil Newing, Lucy Alexander and Leo Meredith
Of Counsel, Neil Newing and Associates Lucy Alexander and Leo Meredith examine the Court of Justice of the European Union’s decision in the case of Slovak Republik v Achmea.
Partner Simon Bushell discusses why the Court of Appeal’s decision against Property Alliance Group sets a path to rescission—meaning the unwinding of Libor-related transactions—and potentially opens the floodgates for fresh Libor claims.
Partner Adam Rooney comments in Risk Management in relation to the European Commission fining Qualcomm
Partner Adam Rooney comments in Risk Management in relation to the European Commission fining Qualcomm €997.4 million ($1.23 billion) for unfair competitive practices and the abuse of a dominant market position.
Partner Simon Bushell comments in City A.M. and The Lawyer in relation to the news that the High Court has confirmed that Bernie Ecclestone will face a civil trial brought by Signature’s client, Bluewaters Communications Holdings, over alleged bribery and corruption during the sale of Formula One to CVC Capital Partners.
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.
Signature Litigation has contributed to the Getting the Deal Through: Insurance Litigation 2018 Guide.
Partner Hermès Marangos comments in The Times in relation to businesses’ failure to prepare for adverse conditions
Partner Hermès Marangos comments in The Times in relation to businesses’ potential liabilities, following the cold snap at the beginning of March.
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji comments in Law360 in relation to the RBS Global Restructuring Group.
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji comments in CDR in relation to the banking litigation trends of 2017.
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.
Signature Litigation Partners have been ranked in the Chambers and Partners 2018 Global Guide.
Signature Litigation is delighted to announce that international arbitration lawyer and commercial litigator Neil Newing has joined the firm as Counsel.
Partner Simon Bushell comments in The Times in relation to the collapse of construction group Carillion.
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.
Partner Ioannis Alexopoulos comments in IBA Global Insight in relation to developments in the international arbitration market.
Partner Simon Bushell comments in City A.M. in relation to business fraud reaching a 15-year high in the UK.
The larger and more diverse a firm becomes, the more conflicts it is likely to generate, which can constrain the practices of individual partners, while others may see their practice areas marginalised as strategic priorities change. Not surprisingly, more new firms are being formed by teams spinning off from larger law firms.
In the December 2017 issue of Signature Litigation’s Financial and Regulatory Disputes Update, 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. Our second article, written by Abdulali Jiwaji and Associates Jessica Thomas and Stephanie Eaton, looks into the extension…
Leading specialist disputes law firm, Signature Litigation, accelerated its rapid growth rate this year; announcing a 2016/2017 turnover increase of 16.1%, bringing total annual turnover to £12 million.
Signature Litigation are delighted to have won this year’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year at The British Legal Awards.
Signature Litigation contributes to the Getting the Deal Through: Complex Commercial Litigation 2018 Guide
Signature Litigation has contributed, as contributing editors and interviewees, to the Getting the Deal Through: Complex Commercial Litigation 2018 Guide.
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.
Signature Litigation is delighted to have been ranked in the Chambers and Partners 2018 UK Guide.
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 Hermes Marangos and Associate Tom Rotherham’s article examines the legal complexities arising in relation to the recent hurricanes, published in Insurance Day.
Senior Associate Steven De Lara appointed as an Insolvency Practitioner by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission
Signature Litigation is pleased to announce the appointment by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission of Steven De Lara, Senior Associate, as a fully licensed Insolvency Practitioner.
Partner Josh Wong comments in The Times’ Raconteur in relation to increased activity in mergers and acquisitions from Chinese and other Asian investors.
Signature Litigation has been ranked in Legal 500 UK 2017 for ‘Fraud: Civil’, ‘Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail’, ‘Commercial Litigation’, ‘International Arbitration’, ‘Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation’, and ‘Professional Negligence’
Signature Litigation are delighted to have been shortlisted for this year’s Specialist Law Firm of the Year, and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year at The British Legal Awards 2017.