A U.S. Department of Labor judge has thrown out a former Morgan Stanley attorney’s claims that he was pushed out of his job after he brought up ethical concerns, finding he isn’t protected by the retaliation provision of a U.S. anti-fraud law because he worked in Hong Kong.
Ireland is appealing a European Court of Justice decision from last year finding carmaker Fiat received illegal state aid from Luxembourg, saying the decision is relevant to an ongoing Irish case, an Irish government representative confirmed Friday.
A Ukrainian oligarch is launching a bid to get High Court claims accusing him of pocketing $10.9 million from a business partner tossed out, arguing that English courts do not have jurisdiction to hear the case.
A landlord is suing his former law firm and its insurer AmTrust for £2.7 million ($3.4 million) over an alleged failure to bring legal action against Lloyds Bank over an interest rate hedge included in his mortgage for several properties.
Property owner Greengate had the contractual right to pull the plug on two agreements over the management of a residential development in Northern England, a London judge ruled Friday, tossing a suit challenging the move.
Northern England-based JMW Solicitors said Friday that it has hired six partners specializing in commercial litigation and real estate and who serve sectors including insurance to join its newly established London office.
The past week in London has seen a premium payment card provider drag an exiled Ukrainian politician to court, an investment company sue Cuba for unpaid government debt and lenders offering unregulated finance take action against The Times newspaper. Here, Law360 looks at these claims and more.
An investment recovery consultancy representing 155 Danske Bank institutional investors said Friday it has filed a complaint related to anti-money laundering lapses that seeks 2.7 billion Danish kroner ($390 million) in damages from the lender’s former chief executive.
M&A specialist Houlihan Lokey has settled its £3 million ($3.87 million) claim against a Spanish grocer accused of failing to pay fees for debt restructuring advice.
A new body created to settle disputes between British banks and businesses said Thursday it has teamed up with a London-based charity specializing in alternative dispute resolution.
Homeowners have amended an insurance suit over an oil spill on their property that allegedly caused hundreds of millions of pounds of damage, swapping in an oil distributor that purchased the supplier they originally targeted for negligence.
Law firm Shearman & Sterling has begun legal action on behalf of London Capital & Finance victims disputing a decision by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme to only award automatic compensation to around 159 shareholders.
A financial adviser with links to the British Steel pensions scandal has appealed a Financial Conduct Authority ruling that last year saw it stripped of its regulatory permissions.
The Motor Insurers’ Bureau said on Thursday it is considering its options after the U.K.’s top court denied an appeal over a landmark ruling, which could push up the costs of motor insurance for drivers across the country.
A Dutch appeals court has revived $50 billion in arbitral awards issued to former Yukos Oil Co. shareholders who accused Russia of dismantling the company to crush a political rival of President Vladimir Putin. Here are three takeaways from the blockbuster decision.
The island nation of Mauritius has won its challenge against U.K. investors that wanted to build a luxury resort on a UNESCO World Heritage site commemorating escaped slaves' fight for freedom, with an international tribunal finding that the investors have no right to develop the property.
Insurer CNA is hitting back at a lawsuit brought by the owners of a multimillion-pound home over botched work on their property extension, denying that it owes the homeowners anything in the dispute.
NatWest Markets has sued two guarantors for approximately $1.7 million to cover the financial shortfall left from a mortgaged cargo vessel that was sold after a Greek shipping company had to pay the RBS investment arm more than $13.3 million.
Counsel for scandal-plagued London Capital & Finance asked a London judge Wednesday for an award of its legal costs after it succeeded in removing Global Security Trustees Ltd. as the collapsed bond firm's trustee because of concerns over conflicts of interest.
A Swiss businessman has accused a U.K.-based soccer stock exchange and cryptocurrency group of defrauding him out of $2.2 million after they failed to issue his oil company with new digital tokens.
The U.K.'s top court on Wednesday allowed two Swedish food investors to resume their efforts to enforce a $323.6 million arbitral award against Romania, concluding a lower court exceeded its power when it paused the litigation while a European court considers whether the award is illegal.
A judge Tuesday ordered two men charged in connection to an alleged forestry investment scam to pay more than £8.6 million ($11 million) under a deal they previously reached to resolve civil proceedings brought by liquidators for the companies they allegedly defrauded.
Moldova is urging the D.C. Circuit not to enforce a $58 million arbitral award issued to a Ukrainian energy company following a dispute over an energy supply agreement, arguing that the order was premature because the award is likely to be set aside by Europe's highest court.
A judge ordered Credit Suisse to pay some of a former employee's costs on Tuesday after he largely fended off a bid to pare down his £46 million ($60 million) lawsuit over his imprisonment in Romania on espionage charges while working for the lender.
The U.K.'s tax authority told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that multinational corporations alleging they were overtaxed on dividends paid by their foreign subsidiaries could have discovered the mistake far earlier, as the government continues to battle with companies over the controversial provision.
A recent Law360 guest article argued that artificial intelligence can precisely estimate the length and cost of a new case, but several limitations will likely delay truly accurate predictions for years to come, says Andrew Russell at Shaw Keller.
Attorneys who take the time and the risk to showcase their talents through speaking, writing and teaching will find that opportunities will begin building upon themselves, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.
The U.K. Court of Appeals' decision in Lomax v. Lomax, among other recent developments, show significant judicial support for compulsory mediation of appropriate civil and commercial cases in England and Wales, say Margarita Michael and Grace Spurgeon of O'Melveny.
The recent U.K. Supreme Court decision in Shanks v. Unilver swept away a perception that some employers are simply too big to pay inventor compensation under the U.K.’s statutory compensation provisions, and may offer some hope to prospective employees, say attorneys at Haseltine Lake.
In 2020, law firms throughout the U.K. will be increasingly reshaped by rapid changes in societal expectations and advances in technology, say Helen Rowlands and Niya Phiri of Clyde & Co.
As both the U.K. and U.S. governments continue to develop regulatory frameworks for autonomous vehicles, manufacturers can take certain steps to avoid litigation and manage risk, say attorneys at FaegreBD.
The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority's recent fine against PayPal for violating U.K. merger control rules — despite the company's attempts to put safeguards in place — demonstrates how rigid the CMA can be when it comes to initial enforcement orders, say attorneys at Fried Frank.
The U.K. Supreme Court’s eventual opinion in Unwired Planet v. Huawei will decide whether English courts are a proper forum for determining global fair license terms for standard-essential patents, and there are several reasons to question the English courts' creation of this approach, says Thomas Cotter of the University of Minnesota Law School.
Efforts to give small-scale gold miners, who face displacement, pollution and violence at sites around the world, access to fair and functioning justice systems have met with apathy from politicians and fierce resistance from powerful business lobbies, but there are signs that this may be changing, says Mark Pieth, president of the Basel Institute on Governance.
Norwich Pharmacal orders, which can require third parties to reveal vital information despite duties of confidentiality, have proven to be a versatile remedy in a wide range of cases over the decades. Today, they remain relevant because websites provide platforms for anonymous wrongdoing, says Simon Bushell of Signature Litigation.
A London appeals court recently revived a £14 billion proposed class action against Mastercard for charging high credit card fees, which represents a fillip for consumers in the ultimate David vs. Goliath contest but is not a slingshot to success just yet, say attorneys at FaegreBD.
Prosecutors will be glad that an English appeals court's recent judgment in Fulton v. Regina joins other Proceeds of Crime Act decisions in confirming that a court does not need to show leniency or resolve ambiguities in favor of an offender when making a confiscation order, says Nick Barnard of Corker Binning.
The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority's proposals for reshaping competition enforcement and consumer protection would shift the historical balance in U.K. competition policy, increasing regulatory burden on companies while weakening judicial scrutiny of CMA actions, says Bill Batchelor of Skadden.
A proposed Indian law, which could have the effect of excluding non-Indians from acting as arbitrators, is threatening to undermine the country's ambition to become an important seat of international arbitration, says Sarosh Zaiwalla of Zaiwalla & Co.
English courts have been active in the past year, grappling with patent topics like plausibility and equivalents, and 2019 promises to be another exciting year as English patent lawyers await developments on obviousness, insufficiency and employee inventor compensation, says Jin Ooi of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.