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.
On 7 July 2016 the FCA’s Tax and Chancery Chamber of the Upper Tribunal handed down a judgment confirming that Julien Grout, who was the most junior assistant to Mr Bruno Iksil, widely referred to as the ‘London Whale’, had been identified by criticisms published by the FCA in its Final Notice against JP Morgan dated 18 September 2013, regarding the JPM losses of USD6.5 billion in its complex Credit Default Swaps (CDS) portfolio.
Signature Litigation Associate Rory Spillman comments in CDR on why the value of FCA fines against individuals has more than doubled in a year as fines against companies fall by a third.
Founding Partner Graham Huntley comments in The Times Raconteur’s special report on Legal Innovation, and discusses Signature Litigation’s alternative business structure (ABS) and profit sharing model.
Signature Litigation and Graham Huntley featured in Legal Business re the rise of UK high-end boutiques
The recent rise of the high-end boutique has redefined the legal industry. Legal Business charts the last 12 months for the UK’s leading speciality shops.
Partner Hermes Marangos discusses the growing use of arbitration in Latin America for CDR Magazine.
In this issue of Signature Litigation’s Financial and Regulatory Disputes Update, the second of 2016, we examine the Financial Conduct Authority’s 2016/17 Business Plan and Risk Outlook and its impact on regulated firms in the industry. Our second article discusses the recent judgments in Hayfin Opal Luxco 3 SARL v Windermere VII CMBS plc and…
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.
See Graham Huntley’s article on legal professional privilege in Lawyer Monthly and The Global Legal Post
Partner Graham Huntley’s article on legal professional privilege has been published in Lawyer Monthly and The Global Legal Post.
On Tuesday 25th May Partner Graham Huntley attended the Legal Business Commercial Litigation Summit 2016.
Partner Hermes Marangos has co-authored Mass Torts in Europe: Cases and Reflections, Volume 34 in a series on tort and insurance law.
Hermes Marangos and Sean Redden discuss Latin American Reinsurance Claims at Lloyd’s of London
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.
Signature Litigation is pleased to announce its upcoming Latin American Reinsurance Claims Update seminar.
UK Watchdog Looks For A Comeback At Barclays Libor Trial. Partner Abdulali Jiwaji comments for Law 360.
Signature Litigation are delighted to have been shortlisted as the ‘Boutique Firm of the Year’ for this year’s Legal Business Awards.
LIBOR acquittals – prosecuting with anachronous tools? Adam Rooney and Abdulali Jiwaji discuss the failed prosecutions against six brokers and consider another way forward.
Graham Huntley, Natalia Chumak, Adam Rooney and Hermes Marangos have all been recognised by Chambers Global 2016. Graham Huntley – ‘Dispute Resolution: UK’ (Band 1) Graham Huntley of Signature Litigation LLP handles “very heavy-duty cases,” according to market commentators. He heads the commercial litigation team, acting for funds, banks, managers and life assurers in their disputes. He is singled…
Forex fiasco raises temperature around fraud busters Lawyers were quick to raise question marks over the viability of the UK’s specialist cadre of fraud busters yesterday after officials said that a two-year investigation into alleged rigging of the foreign exchange market had been dropped. The embarrassing statement from the Serious Fraud Office on Tuesday blamed…
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.
In this issue of Signature’s Financial and Regulatory Disputes update, we review the FCA’s approach to enforcement action for breach of its Principles of Business and consider the fundamental changes to this regime due in the spring 2016.
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.
Signature Litigation matter Fortelus Special Situations Master Fund Ltd v Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson recognised in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2016.
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.
In this issue of Signature’s Financial and Regulatory Disputes Update, the last for 2015, we review the Financial Conduct Authority’s enforcement activity since January.
The Privy Council last week handed down its judgment in the case of Krys and others (Respondents) v KBC Partners LP and others (Appellants) (British Virgin Islands).
Signature Litigation are delighted to announce Adam Rooney has joined Signature from Greenberg Traurig Maher.
Natalia Chumak, Partner at Signature Litigation, featured in Legal Business re The International Arbitration Summit & the growth of arbitration in Africa & Asia.
Legal privilege: far from resolved – Abdulali Jiwaji and Daniel Hayward-Hughes.
Policing arbitration – can accountability deficit be addressed? – Natalia Chumak and Nick Storrs
Signature Litigation ranked in Chambers UK 2016
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.
The Privy Council today handed down its judgment in the latest instalment of the long running dispute between the Jamaican National Housing Trust (‘The Trust’) and the construction company, Y.P Seaton & Associates Company Limited (‘YPSA’).
Graham Huntley & Abdulali Jiwaji comment in CDR Magazine re innovation in London courts aiming to offer greater specialisation & shorter & more flexible trials.
Signature Litigation is delighted that partner Hermes Marangos has been ranked within the ‘Insurance’ practice area in Chambers Latin America 2016.
Signature Litigation wins ‘Innovation in growth and business development’ category at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards
Signature Litigation wins ‘Innovation in growth and business development’ category at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards.
Signature Litigation are delighted to have been shortlisted for Legal Week’s ‘Law Firm of the Year’ Award.
New Law Journal – Seeking clarity, Graham Huntley.
Following consolidation in the numbers of large law firms, boutique firms have flourished, providing conflict-free advice and a more targeted approach than allegedly impersonal larger rivals. But what exactly drives the London litigation boutique market?
Natasha Mellersh reports on panellists’ assessment of what the deciding factors are for parties choosing a venue to resolve a dispute. Partner Abdulali Jiwaji comments.
Signature Litigation has been ranked in Legal 500 UK 2015 for ‘Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail’, ‘Commercial Litigation’, ‘Fraud: Civil’, ‘Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation’ and ‘International Arbitration’.