UK

The protection of high-net-worth investors from the risk of being advised to purchase unsuitable investments rarely keeps judges awake at night and suits claiming damages on such a basis often get...
September 2016
In May this year, the UK Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling on the protection of privacy under English law. The Supreme Court ruled that individuals may obtain injunctions against...
September 2016
The principle that “fraud unravels all” (whether judgments, contracts or other transactions) is one that is familiar to lawyers. In the recent case of Hayward v Zurich Insurance Co. Plc...
September 2016
As noted in the Insights for August 2016 (“Legitimate Interest in Without Prejudice Communications”) there have been some interesting recent common law developments concerning the “unambiguous...
September 2016
A London-based start-up said on Wednesday, 7 September, it would launch the first fund to track an index of digital currencies such as bitcoin in the coming weeks. DLT Financial said it hopes the...
September 2016
The UK could run a two-tier regulatory regime for alternative fund managers once it leaves the European Union. The UK would seek to apply the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive only to...
August 2016
Some UK shell companies under offshore control may be skirting new rules which were designed to clamp down on corruption and tax evasion by forcing businesses to reveal their true owners, a Reuters...
August 2016
The Financial Stability Board ("FSB") has launched a peer review on the implementation of the G20/Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development ("OECD") principles of...
August 2016
British and Chinese securities regulators are discussing an agreement that will pave the way for landmark financial services projects between the countries, sources said, easing fears that Britain...
August 2016
In the fall-out following the UK referendum decision to leave the EU (a so-called "Brexit"), we take a brief look at what happened and where things may be headed, together with some comment from the...
July 2016
The UK Insurance Act 2015 (the “UK Act”), which comes into force in the United Kingdom in August 2016, represents the most fundamental change to English insurance law for more than a century. As...
June 2016
Legal Background The concept of transnational citizenship underpins the EU (Art. 9 of the Treaty on European Union), and rights of free movement stem from transnational citizenship.  The...
June 2016
On 23 June 2016, the UK will vote on whether to stay in the European Union. The implications for the workplace could be huge, as a significant proportion of our employment law comes from Brussels....
June 2016
Libor was "nothing special" and of "negligible importance" to one of the ex-Barclays traders on trial on charges of conspiracy to manipulate the global financial benchmark, a London court heard on...
April 2016
Following the birth of a statutory adjudication scheme in the UK under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the “1996 UK Act”), on 1 June 2015, the Government published a...
April 2016
Due to the unavoidable risks involved in construction projects, a long-running feature of construction contracts is to fix the damages that will be payable to the employer in the event of certain...
March 2016
The London Metal Exchange ("LME") has just announced proposals for a new layer of regulatory oversight in the form of "accountability levels". At first glance they look like position limits. But they...
March 2016
International conflicts challenges will usually first become an issue when law firms operating in different jurisdictions/countries decide to combine/merge in order to become one global firm and...
March 2016
On 14 October 2015, the Supreme Court of England (“SC”) gave judgments in two different cases that have been making headlines. The facts and legal arguments were different, but the takeaway was the...
December 2015
Has the dust finally settled on asbestos litigation after the recent UK Supreme Court decision in Zurich Insurance PLC UK Branch v International Energy Group Limited [2015] UKSC 33 (IEG)? Probably...
August 2015