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7KBW features in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020

16th Feb 2020

7KBW has two cases listed in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020.


Mamadou Sakho and MS Pop Limited v World Anti-Doping Agency. Richard Waller QC and James Goudkamp are instructed by Morgan Sports Law partner Mike Morgan and senior associate Donna Bartley for the Premier League Defender.

Former Liverpool FC and France footballer Mamadou Sakho has brought a claim against the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), accusing the foundation of negligence and defamation. The case will take place for 10 days in July 2020.


ABN Amro Bank v Various underwriters, Edge Brokers & Other. Rebecca Sabben Clare QC and Benjamin Parker, instructed by Margaret Campbell and Laura May-Scott of Reed Smith LLP for the Claimant. Siobán Healy QC and Harry Wright, instructed by Tim Bull of RPC for the Defendant Brokers. Alexander MacDonald, instructed by Ross Risby of DAC Beachcroft for the Third Party.

The underlying dispute has been set in motion by Dutch-based ABN Amro Bank, a commodity trader that previously took out cargo insurance with London-based underwriters. This included cover for loss arising when the bank purchased commodities that it intended to resell but could not do so, thereby suffering loss of the premium. The case will take place for 5 weeks in November 2020.


The full list of the top 20 cases can found here.