Drafting contracts – key lessons from 2022

Our Corporate team’s recently published annual contract law update briefing considers a number of interesting contract law cases from 2022 which highlight key points for those involved in drafting or managing contracts. The cases chosen deal with formation, exclusion and limitation clauses, good faith, unexpected events and termination. In each case there is a brief … Read more

Insurance & Professional Risks Annual Review published

Our Insurance & Professional Risks Annual Review has just been published, looking back over the last 12 months on the key legal cases and developments affecting the insurance sector. Each section includes links to the articles on our Insurance Notes blog which provide a more detailed analysis on specific topics. Please click the image below to … Read more

Article published – Massive overdisclosure: bucking the trend

A recent High Court decision has gone against the trend of more than two decades of disclosure reform, in which the aim has generally been to reduce the costs of disclosure by trying to limit the amount of documentation reviewed and disclosed. In contrast, in Genius Sports Technologies Ltd v Soft Construct (Malta) Ltd [2022] … Read more

A litigator’s yearbook 2022 (England and Wales)

As the end of another eventful year approaches, we look back at what 2022 has had in store from the perspective of the commercial litigator, and outline key developments relating to the topics listed below: Class actions Cryptoassets Contract Jurisdiction and enforcement Court practice Witness evidence Disclosure Privilege Judgments and orders Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) … Read more

What the Crypto Winter means for insolvency

There has been no shortage of high-profile insolvencies in the crypto market in recent months across a range of market participants and geographies. These include the US Chapter 11 and Bahamas provisional liquidation of FTX as well as the US Chapter 11 filings of BlockFi, Singapore-based crypto hedge fund ThreeArrows Capital, US-based lender Celsius Network, … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 16: General update

In this 16th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we look at a couple of recent decisions relating to privilege, two interesting Court of Appeal decisions on good faith and force majeure respectively, and finally we discuss the recent Supreme Court decision in the BTI v Sequana case, which clarifies when directors … Read more

Managing risk: A disputes perspective (2022)

Our annual disputes client conference, held on Tuesday 22 November, was chaired by partner and global head of our insurance disputes practice Paul Lewis. The conference explored some key legal and compliance risks facing major corporates in the current global environment, and how those risks can be mitigated. Sessions looked in particular at risks relating … Read more