A pharmaceutical company and a former pharma executive have appealed the fines imposed on them by the UK's antitrust regulator for allegedly rigging the drug market's supply of an antidepressant drug.
More than 6,000 EasyJet customers are gearing up to test European Union data rules in a group lawsuit seeking damages from the airline after a cyberattack left their personal details exposed to hackers, lawyers representing the claimants said.
Barclays Bank PLC should have to hand over all of the legal advice it received before paying Qatar millions of pounds for advisory services during the financial crisis, as it has waived any privilege over the communication, a private equity firm suing the bank argued Friday.
Karen Seward, global head of Allen & Overy LLP's litigation, talks to Law360 about her practice, the importance of authenticity and how her firm is dealing with COVID-19.
The Court of Appeal ruled Friday that a computer scientist claiming to be the inventor of Bitcoin can't bring his defamation suit in England against an investor who called him a fraud online, saying the reach of the social media sites is largely in the U.S.
The past week in London has seen German financier Lars Windhorst dragged into court by a hospitality company, an Emirati lender sue former executives of a scandal-hit health company, and a bank representing the estate of musical artist Prince file IP claims against a unit of a major record label.
A fully remote trial will be held for a professional indemnity insurer's claims against eight Lloyd's syndicates that seeks pay for work done handling law firm claims after their agreement ended, a London judge decided Friday.
Insurance broker Marsh has handed texts of its policies on business interruption to the Financial Conduct Authority as the City watchdog prepares a High Court test case over pandemic cover for companies that have suffered losses during the pandemic lockdown.
A judge formally declared on Friday that the administrators for the European subsidiary of Lehman Brothers are not liable for their work in securing assets on behalf of creditors of the defunct investment bank after the committee failed to clear the PricewaterhouseCoopers employees before disbanding.
Law firm Baker & Partners has hired a forensic accountant and asset-tracing expert from Grant Thornton to join the fraud and asset recovery practice at its new London office.
The English courts must determine who the U.K. government formally recognizes as president of Venezuela before hearing any bid for forcing the release of €930 million ($1 billion) of the country's gold from the Bank of England's vaults, a London judge ruled Thursday.
A group of shareholders suing security outsourcing giant Serco over fraud and false accounting revelations that ravaged the company's stock price have insisted they have "sufficient interest" in the company shares to be compensated even if they own them indirectly.
BP Oil International Ltd. slapped Glencore Energy's U.K. unit with an $11.6 million suit saying it was sold a bad batch of Russian crude oil and suffered financial losses as a result.
A Saudi unit of Maire Tecnimont SpA sued National Westminster Bank PLC for falling short of its responsibilities to the engineering giant after it was the victim of a $5 million push-payment fraud to let it recover the funds.
London disputes law firm Signature Litigation LLP said Thursday it has snapped up the former head of the commercial disputes group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP as a new partner for its City office.
The European Union's highest court does not have jurisdiction to hear claims against the Eurogroup for compensation by a group of depositors and bondholders in Cypriot banks that were restructured after the country's financial crisis, an adviser to the court said Thursday.
Lawyers for a Royal Dutch Shell unit renewed their assault on a faltering class action for damages in England following a massive oil spill in Nigeria, telling a judge on Thursday that there is little to unite thousands of villagers claiming they were affected by environmental pollution.
A judge on Wednesday rejected a call to immediately appoint an independent investigator to review last year's sale of U.K. department store chain Debenhams PLC's business to its lenders, saying the request from minority shareholder Sports Direct was "draconian."
Philip Morris has struck back at a British American Tobacco subsidiary in a fight over e-cigarette technology, accusing the company of infringing three U.K. patents its rival is seeking to invalidate.
Greensill Capital has dropped a libel suit against Reuters in London over a story that reported the financing group made a false statement to the bond market in 2018, the news agency confirmed Wednesday.
The COVID-19 crisis is poised to spur enforcement action and litigation over potential misconduct involving billions of pounds in emergency funding dished out under Britain's government-backed coronavirus lending schemes.
Nearly two dozen companies have launched lawsuits in London against payment processor Worldpay and its affiliates to recoup some $5.4 million in security deposits allegedly held but not returned after their business partnership ended.
A trust for the owners of a luxury travel business cannot fight NatWest for more than £8 million ($9.8 million) over an interest rate scandal that rocked British lenders, as a judge said Wednesday that the lawsuit had been filed 13 days late.
Grant Thornton's U.K. business doesn't owe a Scottish auto dealer almost £734,000 ($905,000) for not notifying the dealer that selling his business would trigger capital gains tax he could have avoided, a Scottish court ruled.
A judge on Tuesday refused to let General Electric get an early look at documents connected to potential fraud allegations from the U.K.'s tax authority over information that subsidiaries of the multinational company provided to get tax relief for overseas investment.
As COVID-19-related fraud gains pace, U.K.-based practitioners should help combat money laundering by using alternative methods to verify that new clients are who they say they are, says Christopher Convey, a barrister at 33 Chancery Lane and chair of the Bar Council's Money Laundering Working Group.
While data protection laws are not naturally associated with efforts to impede the use of the death penalty, a recent U.K. Supreme Court ruling related to the U.S. investigation of an ISIS militant has implications for authorities seeking to transfer data to international counterparts, as well as private data controls generally, says David Rundle at WilmerHale.
With an eye on the impact of COVID-19 and the evolving threat of financial crime, Christa Band and Jane Larner at Linklaters provide an overview of the near-future challenges financial institutions should expect.
Class actions have been growing in prominence in the U.K. courts for a number of years, and the pandemic clearly has the potential to exacerbate that trend in certain areas in the coming weeks, months and years, say attorneys at Herbert Smith.
An agreement for the termination of intra-European Union bilateral investment treaties signed last week was intended to eliminate arbitration claims brought outside of the member states' court systems, but may have left certain avenues for such claims, say attorneys at Dechert.
Covington attorneys Alex Leitch and Harry Denlegh-Maxwell provide a bird's-eye view of how U.K. businesses will navigate the legal and economic aftermath of the pandemic, including discussion of where litigation funding, class actions, insurance disputes and force majeure fit it.
Aside from certain hearings that might not be suitably conducted via videoconferencing, the disruptive impact of COVID-19 on international arbitration has been relatively modest — however widescale remote work exacerbates the gaps in cybersecurity, say Claire Morel de Westgaver and Rachel Chiu at Bryan Cave.
The English High Courts' shift to virtual hearings has dramatically altered courtroom dynamics, introducing many new variables and forfeiting the benefit of nonverbal communication, says Tom Sprange QC at King & Spalding.
Investment agreements can protect foreign holdings when governmental measures in response to COVID-19 are overly restrictive, unnecessarily protracted or discriminatory, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
Ukraine’s new third-party litigation funding initiative for civil cross-border actions may significantly strengthen the country's fight against corruption by helping with costs for proceedings against foreign criminals, says Oleg Shaulko at Kobre & Kim.
While the COVID-19 pandemic presents unparalleled challenges, arbitral institutions worldwide are responding with flexibility and professionalism to ensure that international arbitration continues to deliver prompt and effective justice, say attorneys at Sidley.
The U.K. Supreme Court's decision in the WM Morrison Supermarkets data breach group action confirms that employers cannot be held liable for employee actions related to a personal vendetta against the company, but most vicarious liability cases may not be as clear-cut, say attorneys at Covington.
While the COVID-19 outbreak is a real-time test of the U.K. justice system’s adaptability and innovation, it is also an opportunity to deliver alternative dispute resolution through virtual technology — and there are two ways in which this could be achieved, says Suzanne Rab at Serle Court.
The U.K. Court of Appeals' recent decision in Filatona Trading v. Navigator Equities — concluding that an unnamed party could seek enforcement of a contract — sheds light on undisclosed principals' rights and obligations, and the interaction between agency and contract law, says Jonathan Swil at Shearman & Sterling.
In Servotronics v. Boeing, the Fourth Circuit aligned with a watershed Sixth Circuit ruling in holding that a federal discovery statute can be used to obtain evidence in private arbitration held outside the U.S., possibly making international arbitration more attractive for U.S. parties, says James McLoughlin at Moore & Van Allen.