How to spot a commercial agent (and why you need to know how to spot one)

How to spot a commercial agent (and why you need to know how to spot one)

22 January 2020

Commercial agents are special. They enjoy a unique legal position and enjoy a suite of legal rights and protections . A number of the core rights and protections enjoyed by commercial agents are absolute and will endure regardless of what the commercial agent and principal agree. But what does this mean in practice, and how can you identify whether you are, or have retained, a commercial agent to which such rights apply?

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Libor – What Next?

Libor – What Next?

22 January 2020

Today the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is still... Read more

Duomatically Invalidated

Duomatically Invalidated

22 January 2020

The Court confirms its preference for a narrow and strict interpretation of the “Duomatic principle” relating to the informal approval of actions by a company’s shareholders.

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A short guide to alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

A short guide to alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

22 January 2020

The Court continues to emphasise the importance of parties to litigation or potential litigation attempting to resolve their dispute by alternative means, and may penalise parties for not doing so. This article explores some of the more common alternative procedures.

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A mother’s love is not infallible – Court of Appeal restores multi-million WFO

A mother’s love is not infallible – Court of Appeal restores multi-million WFO

22 January 2020

The Court of Appeal has unanimously restored a worldwide freezing injunction against a defendant’s mother, in a useful reminder of the evidence necessary to show a risk of assets being disseminated.

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Lost At Sea No Longer – Clarification on the use of “Anchor Defendants”

18 December 2019

The Court of Appeal has allowed the appeal of Privatbank against a High Court judgment dismissing its claim against foreign domiciled defendants on the basis that the bank had inappropriately pursued claims against English domiciled defendants for the “sole purpose” of attaching English jurisdiction to the former group. The decision helpfully clarifies the position on the use of so-called “anchor defendants”.

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Every little doesn’t always help

18 December 2019

Tesco has recently failed in its attempt to strike out claims by investors seeking to recover losses in respect of their investment decisions to buy and sell shares in Tesco, which the Claimants claimed were made in reliance on untrue or misleading information published by the supermarket chain.

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IP’s Susceptible to Non-Party Costs Orders

18 December 2019

The High Court has made a non-party costs order against an insolvency practitioner firm, requiring it to pay the legal costs of unsuccessful proceedings brought by one of its partners.

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Dispute Resolution

In the international business world there are, inevitably, times when agreements are broken, contracts breached and legal action is required to protect assets or compensate loss.

We understand that commercial disputes, regardless of their complexity or the losses involved, can disrupt business and be a drain on resources. We are able to help our clients identify problems, implement solutions and resolve disputes efficiently and achieve the best possible outcomes through negotiation, arbitration, adjudication and, where necessary, court litigation.

Our advice is always candid, realistic and clearly communicated, focused on helping our clients understand the options available to them so that they may make the best decision to support and further their business interests.

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