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David Lascelles writes on Important Court of Appeal decision on rectification
Added: 02.08.2019   |  Tags:  News  Comments  Cases  Commercial Law
David Lascelles writes on Important Court of Appeal decision on rectification

Littleton’s Jonathan Cohen QC represents leading insurance company in civil fraud action
Added: 03.07.2019   |  Tags:  News  Cases  Commercial Law  Asset Tracing and Fraud
Littleton’s Jonathan Cohen QC represents leading insurance company in civil fraud action

Jurisdiction Provisions and Settlement Agreements
Added: 19.06.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Commercial Law  Employment Law
Nicholas Siddall QC considers the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Merinson-v-Yukos International UK BV & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 830 which is a salutary warning to drafters of the effect of the Recast Brussels Regulation (“Brussels”) on jurisdictional provisions in a settlement agreement.

Stuart Sanders writes Damages in share sales: affirming the orthodox approach
Added: 28.05.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Commercial Law
In Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited v ING Bank NV [2019] EWHC 676 (Comm), Moulder J rejected a purchaser’s claim that their damages for breach of warranty should be calculated by reference to a hypothetical indemnity which they would have negotiated with the seller had the true position been disclosed prior to entering into the agreement.

Madoff ‘feeder fund’ appeal: Privy Council rules that BVI insolvency remedies can be granted in foreign courts
Added: 28.05.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Commercial Law  International & Offshore
Madoff ‘feeder fund’ appeal: Privy Council rules that BVI insolvency remedies can be granted in foreign courts

Jonathan Cohen QC and Ashley Cukier in Court of Appeal victory over sale of Gauguin masterpiece
Added: 14.05.2019   |  Tags:  News  Cases  Commercial Law
The Court of Appeal today handed down its judgment in Staechelin & Ors v ACLBDD Holdings Limited & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ [XXX], upholding the decision of Morgan J at first instance. Jonathan Cohen QC and Ashley Cukier represented the successful Respondent de Pury & de Pury LLP, whose entitlement to a $10 million commission in respect of the sale of a Gauguin painting, Nafea faa ipoipo (“When will yo

Former Soviet oligarchs march on London courts
Added: 10.05.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Commercial Law
An article in yesterday’s Times (‘Former Soviet oligarchs march on London to fight legal battles’) describes how the largest group of foreign litigants in High Court commercial cases originate from former Soviet countries. This continues the trend seen over a number of years.

Reliance in deceit and claim for “transferred loss” in sale of goods contract
Added: 16.04.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Commercial Law
On 9 April 2019, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in a sale of goods case that (a) seeks to provide clarity on the test for reliance in deceit claims, and (b) considers (and rejects) a “transferred loss” argument where the claimant sought to recover losses suffered by a third party.

Alexander Halban on “Glosses, explications and reformulations”: The Court of Appeal clarifies the test for service out of the jurisdiction
Added: 20.03.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Commercial Law
Alexander Halban on “Glosses, explications and reformulations”: The Court of Appeal of clarifies the test for service out of the jurisdiction

James Bickford-Smith writes The content of Defences
Added: 21.02.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Commercial Law
When the CPR were introduced they changed the rules about the content of a defence.

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