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Case review 21/01/2022
Sections 25 and 25A of the Organised and Serious Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 455) (“OSCO”) have once again come under the spotlight in a recent judicial review.
Following the publication of Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022, the firm has seen some impressive rankings in the latest guide to top law firms and lawyers across the region.
We are delighted to have appointed one of the country’s leading data specialists as part of a bold new strategy which will revolutionise the way we does business.
We are pleased to have boosted our Israel office with the appointment of Ilana Bar, one of the country’s most respected corporate insurance and institutional entities lawyers.
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2022, we are proud to announce that the firm has once again achieved impressive rankings and recognition within the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers.
We are pleased to again report a record turnover of £264m, an increase of 11% on the previous year (£238m).We have also increased the number of fee earners globally by 10%, taking the firm’s overall headcount to in excess of 2,300
Kennedys has continued its growth in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in Muscat, in the Sultanate of Oman. This office opening is in response to client demand for a presence in Oman, and sees Kennedys become the only international insurance-focused law firm in the country.
As of May 26, 2021, the estimated market capitalization of the cryptocurrency market exceeded USD 1.7 trillion despite recent market fluctuations. There is growing interest by a wide range of publicly traded companies in incorporating crypto into their business models given the ongoing market development.
New breed of SPAC-related litigation? Breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits following de-SPAC transactions
SPACs are “blank check” companies that use money raised in an initial public offering to buy a company that won’t have to go through the IPO process itself. SPACs have exploded in popularity: there have been over 300 SPAC IPOs so far this year, with proceeds totaling over $99 billion.
Case review 23/04/2021
On 10 March 2021, in Wigmans v. AMP Limited & ORS the High Court of Australia dismissed an appeal from the NSW Court of Appeal regarding the court’s response to competing plaintiff applications to stay one or more open class representative proceedings commenced under Pt 10 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW) (CPA).