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Phillip Kite

Revisiting costs awards – BVI Court of Appeal varies costs order based on US appeal decision

Litigation - British Virgin Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels

In Fairfield Sentry Limited (In Liquidation) v Farnum Place LLC the BVI Court of Appeal varied a costs order based on a material change of circumstances – namely, a decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Kofo Dosekun

Legislative trends in banking sector: a step in the right direction?

Banking - Nigeria
Aluko & Oyebode

The National Assembly is considering three bills to repeal and re-enact the key pieces of legislation that regulate the banking sector.

Will Pearce

Private M&A trends: the use of a 'locked box' pricing mechanism

Corporate Finance/M&A - United Kingdom
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

For the sale of a company using a European-style share purchase agreement governed by English law, the use of a 'locked box' as the seller's preferred pricing mechanism is now more commonplace than the traditionally popular closing accounts.

Valérie Gareau-Dalpé

Student working conditions: beware of disparities

Employment & Benefits - Canada

The Quebec Human Rights Tribunal recently held that student status and the fact that students work during the summer to pay for their studies must be equated to a social condition protected under the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.

Leonard Vijverberg

New trustee licensing requirements on the horizon

Private Client & Offshore Services - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Swiss Parliament recently enacted the Federal Act on Financial Institutions, which will fundamentally overhaul the existing financial services regulatory framework.

Erik Kjær-Hansen

Maritime and Commercial High Court judgment on legality of consortium agreement

Competition & Antitrust - Denmark
Gorrissen Federspiel

The legality of consortium agreements under competition law has been widely debated in recent years.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey