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The rules surrounding commercial disputes in Northern Ireland (NI) are going through a period of significant change. This principally involves the creation of a specialist court with new case management rules aimed at resolving cases more quickly and cost-effectively, as well as improving commercial clients’ general experience of the litigation process.
We are pleased to announce the addition of insurance coverage attorney Louis Kozloff. With over 20 years’ experience in the insurance field, Lou represents insurers in coverage and bad faith litigation, and regularly advises insurance industry clients on a wide variety of coverage issues, including directors’ and officers’, errors and omissions, general liability, marine and extra-contractual exposure matters. He joins as a partner in our Philadelphia office.
What a week it has been. England have won the Cricket World Cup, and both Marriott and British Airways have been hit for six by the ICO. It’s fair to say that both the England team and the ICO have upped their game.
Case review 11-07-2019
The recent decision of AIG Australia Limited v Kaboko Mining Limited [14.06.19] confirms that an insolvency exclusion in a directors’ and officers’ (D&O) policy will not automatically apply to claims against former directors of an insolvent company.
The ICO has threatened British Airways with a record £183.4 million fine under the GDPR, following a well-publicised Magecart attack last year.
We are very pleased to announce that we have boosted our offering in Chile by welcoming Chilean law firm Peralta & Gutiérrez into our Santiago office. The move consolidates our leading advisory and litigation teams locally.
In our article of March 2018 we considered whether regulation of cryptocurrencies was on the horizon. The creation of a UK Cryptoassets Taskforce has brought this horizon closer into view, but this space remains unregulated in the UK - with some limited exceptions.
We are pleased to announce that financial lines specialists Maurice Pesso and Greg Steinberg have joined as partners in the US. The duo join from White and Williams LLP where they were partner and counsel respectively. Maurice Pesso will be based in our New Jersey office and Greg Steinberg in New York.
Fundamental dishonesty is one of my favourite things and it always intrigued me that there was concern that the lack of a rigid definition is a negative thing.
We are very pleased to announce that we have promoted ten lawyers to our partnership, with nine based in the UK and one in the US.