Future of Consumer APAC: Climate change and ESG litigation trends in the consumer sector

Mark Smyth (Partner, Sydney) and Jojo Fan (Partner, Hong Kong) discuss the rapidly increasing developments in climate change and ESG litigation globally including greenwashing, inadequate disclosure and challenges for manufacturing and governments. They share their insights on what the future of climate litigation may hold for the consumer sector. Watch Listen About the Future of … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 11: General update

In this 11th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we outline some recent cases on witness evidence and relief from sanctions, and give a very brief update on the disclosure pilot. We also cover some decisions on jurisdiction and pleading foreign law, including an important Supreme Court decision, and finally we look … Read more

High Court finds there is no power to order a party to use its “best endeavours” to obtain and disclose documents that are not within its control

The High Court has declined to order a defendant to use its “best endeavours” to obtain the data held on the mobile telephones of two of its ex-employees, because it held that the data was not in the defendant’s control for the purpose of its disclosure obligations: Various Airfinance Leasing Companies v Saudi Arabian Airlines … Read more