Caught offside

Feature

It was the football story of the year – eclipsing even Lionel Messi’s move to PSG and football not quite coming home – almost beyond belief in its audacity. On Sunday 18 April, The Times broke a story that 12 leading clubs from England, Spain and Italy had agreed to break away from UEFA’s Champions …

Banking on battles

Feature

The In-House Lawyer (IHL): What has been keeping you busy in banking litigation over the past 12 months?

Norwich Pharmacal Orders against service providers in Cyprus in aid of execution of a judgment issued abroad – recent court judgment provides guidance | Karamanolis & Karamanolis LLC

Legal Briefing

In recent years it has become more and more common for service providers in Cyprus, acting either as nominee directors, nominee shareholders or trustees of clients, to be the recipients of applications for the issue of disclosure orders against them in aid of foreign proceedings that are pending or will be initiated in the future …

I want to break free: opting out of class litigation | MoloLamken

Legal Briefing

  Conventional wisdom tells us there is ‘power in numbers’, but that is not always true in litigation. While class actions are a powerful tool – particularly where damages to each injured party are relatively small – they can also be cumbersome. Class-action proceedings can take years to wind themselves through United States courts. The …

The power to appoint an administrator under the 2015 Insolvency Act | Oraro & Company Advocates

Legal Briefing

Introduction – The Insolvency Act 2015 Prior to the enactment of the Insolvency Act, No. 18 of 2015 (IA 2015) corporate insolvency in Kenya was governed by the repealed Companies Act (Cap. 486 of the Laws of Kenya), as read in conjunction with certain provisions of the repealed Bankruptcy Act of Kenya (Cap. 53 of …

Tax litigation in The Netherlands

Legal Briefing

Over the past couple of years, there have been many developments in the area of taxation domestically, at a European Union (EU) level and internationally that are relevant for in-house (tax) lawyers. This contribution highlights a selection these developments based on their relevance for in-house (tax) lawyers.

Class dismissed: the future of group litigation in the UAE | Charles Russell Speechlys

Legal Briefing

Once the preserve and a staple of US litigation, in recent years class action claims have gained traction in the English courts across a wide variety of sectors. Recent disputes have involved securities and shareholder litigation against financial institutions like RBS and Lloyds/HBOS, claims against large companies such as Tesco, actions arising out of breaches …