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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.
Case review 2021-10-18
This High Court decision provides guidance to parties wishing to make an application for pre-action disclosure. Deputy Master Brightwell was clear that a request for documentation needs to be clear and focused.
Liability under California’s Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA) expanded by California Supreme Court decision
Earlier this year, in Smith v. LoanMe, Inc., a case interpreting California Penal Code section 632.7, the California Supreme Court held that cellular or cordless phone conversations cannot be recorded by either nonparties or parties to the call without consent. LoanMe overturned a California Court of Appeal’s ruling that consent is required only if nonparties, and not the parties to the call, recorded the conversation.
Case review 2021-10-14
In a judgment handed down on 9 August 2021, the Privy Council further refined the principle of “reflective loss” following the landmark Supreme Court decision in Sevilleja v Marex Finance .
Cannabis and SPACs: the potential convergence of growing industries and opportunities for D&O underwriters to assess risk
Legal sales of cannabis in the United States set a new record of US$17.5 billion in 2020. This market is projected to grow to US$70 billion annually by 2028 according Grand View Research. The increasing size of the legal cannabis market has drawn more investors and corporations into this industry.
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 announce the appointment of a new partner as we look to strengthen our presence in Bristol.
On August 18, 2021, the Eastern District of Wisconsin concluded in Joy Global Inc. v. Columbia Casualty Co., 2021 WL 3667077 (E.D. Wis. Aug. 18, 2021), that the “Bump-Up” carve-out from the definition of “Loss” in a Directors and Officers’ (“D&O”) policy precluded indemnity coverage for several shareholder lawsuits arising out of an acquisition transaction.
In this briefing, we consider the latest court decisions relating to aggregation of dishonesty claims, unregulated introducers, breach of confidentiality and misuse of private information, undertakings, director’s fiduciary duties, the rule against reflective loss and limitation.
The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (also known as COP26) is taking place in Glasgow between 31 October and 12 November 2021. With the summit approaching, we have recently seen a plethora of proposed governmental policy supporting the UK’s commitment to transition to a net zero economy.