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We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK has seen us ranked as a ‘top-tier firm’ in nine practice areas.
In a recent decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a trial court’s denial of a defendant’s motion to compel arbitration finding that the party had waived the right to arbitrate. In Brickstructures, Inc. v. Coaster Dynamix, Inc., ___ F.3d ___, Case No. 19-2187 (7th Cir. March 11, 2020), the Plaintiff brought suit against its former business partner alleging That Coaster Dynamix breached a joint venture agreement and its fiduciary duties and false advertising in violation of the Lantham Act. Id. at *3. Coaster Dynamix moved to dismiss the complaint pursuant to Federal Rule 12(b)(6). Arguing that the joint venture agreement was an unenforceable contract. The trial court, however, dismissed the complaint on jurisdictional grounds. Id.
We are pleased to confirm that we have installed a new leadership team in our Madrid office. Our Spanish office will now be led by partners Isidoro Ugena, Alfonso de Ramos and Olivia Delagrange, who will be supported by their existing team of 10 lawyers and support staff.
Case review 10/02/2020
The High Court has handed down judgment in the multi-party Ingenious Litigation (Rowe & Ors v Ingenious Media Holdings plc & Ors [10.02.20]), which provides further guidance on the circumstances in which litigation funders may be required to provide security for costs.
This year’s annual UN climate change conference attended by 197 countries and nearly 27,000 delegates was the longest on record and ended on Sunday 15 December amid frustration and disappointment at what little progress was achieved.
We are delighted to announce that we have strengthened our domestic network by establishing a base in Bristol, which becomes our eleventh office in the UK and 38th globally.
We are pleased to confirm that we have become the first international law firm to establish a presence in each of the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Panama as we continue to increase our global footprint through three new Associations.
A changing risk landscape is creating new challenges for SMEs and those tasked with providing the sector with insurance.
In a business driven by the identification, assessment, management and improvement of risk, insurance supervisors in Asia Pacific continue to move toward risk based supervision as a means of identifying key prudential and conduct risks in the pursuit of financial stability and policyholder protection.
Ingrid Hobbs, a partner in our London office, has been confirmed by The Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) as the Vice President of London FOIL. She will assume the role of President in October 2019.