David Allen Q.C. and Jason Robinson successfully represent shareholders of FBME Bank in its breach of confidence claim against private investigators

The Commercial Court (Cockerill J) has handed down judgment in Saab v Dangate Consulting Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 1558 (Comm), finding that two former Scotland Yard police detectives, who worked as private investigators, breached contractual duties of confidence owed to shareholders of FBME Bank. The case makes important findings with respect to the nature […]

June 24, 2019

Michael Holmes successfully challenges the jurisdiction of the Commercial Court in claims made by the Libyan Investment Authority

The Libyan Investment Authority v JP Morgan Markets Limited [2019] EWHC 1452 (Comm) Bryan J has today handed down judgment on certain applications made in The Libyan Investment Authority v JP Morgan Markets Limited [2019] EWHC 1452 (Comm).  The case involves claims by the Libyan Investment Authority (“the LIA”), a sovereign wealth fund, to rescind […]

June 10, 2019

Members publish specialist energy law resource for Practical Law

David Allen QC, Jason Robinson, and Henry Moore have published a specialist Oil & Gas Practice Notice for the launch of Practical Law’s new Sectors project. The new Energy Sector contains resources written by a range of experts in the law of energy and natural resources, and covers matters ranging from M&A to decommissioning. To […]

June 5, 2019

Court of Appeal decision in €100 million civil fraud claim

Group Seven Ltd v Notable Services LLP [2019] EWCA Civ 614 The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in a major civil fraud case concerning the theft and laundering of €100 million. In Group Seven Ltd v Notable Services LLP [2019] EWCA Civ 614, Sonia Tolaney QC and Michael Ryan, instructed by Alan Sheeley […]

May 7, 2019

Privy Council clarifies the nature and scope of the oppression remedy

Galantis (Respondent) v Alexiou and another (Appellants) (Bahamas) [2019] UKPC 15 Stephen Hofmeyr QC and Anna Gotts appeared for the successful Appellants in this appeal to the Privy Council.   This decision brings welcome clarity to the scope of the oppression remedy, confirming inter alia that its application is limited to cases in which a company […]

April 8, 2019