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

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  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 …

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.

Developments in defamation: Scotland and England | Brodies

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The law of defamation in Scotland is due to be reformed. Although there are similarities in defamation law in Scotland and England, in-house lawyers should be aware of upcoming developments, particularly where there are cross-border considerations.

A new environment of disputes? | Clyde & Co

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The last 18 months have seen major disruption to the way we live and work as a direct result of the pandemic, the full impact of which is still working its way through global systems.

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

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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 …

A guide to litigating contracts in New Zealand | Russell McVeagh

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Earlier this year, New Zealand’s highest court issued a decision clarifying when and how evidence of parties’ dealings will be admissible to support arguments before the courts on contractual interpretation. The decision signals a departure from the New Zealand approach to date and the approaches in a number of other Commonwealth jurisdictions, in particular the …

Corporate criminal liability in the UK: is change in the air? | Steptoe & Johnson

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In what some have described as a development ‘seismic’ in its potential consequences, in June 2021, the Law Commission launched a consultation concerning proposals to reform corporate criminal liability in the UK. The consultation seeks views on whether, and how, to improve the law relating to the identification and punishment of criminal offences committed by …