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In a recent decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a trial court’s denial of a defendant’s motion to compel arbitration finding that the party had waived the right to arbitrate. In Brickstructures, Inc. v. Coaster Dynamix, Inc., ___ F.3d ___, Case No. 19-2187 (7th Cir. March 11, 2020), the Plaintiff brought suit against its former business partner alleging That Coaster Dynamix breached a joint venture agreement and its fiduciary duties and false advertising in violation of the Lantham Act. Id. at *3. Coaster Dynamix moved to dismiss the complaint pursuant to Federal Rule 12(b)(6). Arguing that the joint venture agreement was an unenforceable contract. The trial court, however, dismissed the complaint on jurisdictional grounds. Id.
Case review 10/02/2020
The High Court has handed down judgment in the multi-party Ingenious Litigation (Rowe & Ors v Ingenious Media Holdings plc & Ors [10.02.20]), which provides further guidance on the circumstances in which litigation funders may be required to provide security for costs.
This year’s annual UN climate change conference attended by 197 countries and nearly 27,000 delegates was the longest on record and ended on Sunday 15 December amid frustration and disappointment at what little progress was achieved.
We are delighted to announce that we have strengthened our domestic network by establishing a base in Bristol, which becomes our eleventh office in the UK and 38th globally.
We are pleased to confirm that we have become the first international law firm to establish a presence in each of the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Panama as we continue to increase our global footprint through three new Associations.
A changing risk landscape is creating new challenges for SMEs and those tasked with providing the sector with insurance.
In a business driven by the identification, assessment, management and improvement of risk, insurance supervisors in Asia Pacific continue to move toward risk based supervision as a means of identifying key prudential and conduct risks in the pursuit of financial stability and policyholder protection.
Ingrid Hobbs, a partner in our London office, has been confirmed by The Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) as the Vice President of London FOIL. She will assume the role of President in October 2019.
The 4th Edition of the Miami Latin American Claims (Re) Insurance Forum, hosted by QLDG and Kennedys CMK from June 11 to 14, 2018, brought together over 185 key international and Latin American insurance industry experts to discuss top claims issues, trends, and developments in Latin America & the Caribbean.
In a promising step to promote foreign investment, innovation and stability in the economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on 20 May 2018, the UAE Cabinet announced that by the end of 2018 it will grant long-term residency visas to certain investors, professionals and scholars and, under the much anticipated investment law, allow 100% ownership in on-shore UAE companies.