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 …

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 …

Recent changes in the Swiss financial litigation landscape | Bär & Karrer

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A new piece of regulation: the entry into force of the FinSA and FinIA While the financial regulation landscape, inclusive of compliance, has kept evolving and increasing in the past 20 years, the architectural skeleton of the Swiss regulation landscape in this industry was entirely reviewed with the entry into force of two new bills …

Climate change: boardroom heroes | DAC Beachcroft

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If, as according to Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte, CFO’s believe that climate transition will re-shape the business environment and more than two-thirds expect significant or wholesale change in their own business as a result of the move to net zero, what do CLOs or general counsel think?

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 …

Roll the dice

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The In-House Lawyer (IHL): How has market uncertainty impacted London’s commercial litigation market over the past year, and how do you expect this to evolve?