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Cryptocurrencies are relatively recent innovations. While the common law appears to be evolving in line with the technology, statute and regulation are moving at a much slower pace. We must therefore consider that, although cryptocurrencies can be the subject of freezing orders, should they be?
We are pleased to announce that we have strengthened our presence in Dublin by hiring insurance litigator and casualty specialist David Strahan from Arthur Cox. David, who qualified at the Irish Bar before his admission as a solicitor, becomes the fifth partner in our Dublin office.
We are pleased to announce that highly regarded commercial litigation partner Jane Kupsch and senior associate Lucy Reade have joined our growing Melbourne office today. Both were formerly at Piper Alderman.
We are pleased to announce that we have continued our growth in the United States with our relocation to a new, larger office in Philadelphia, and the addition of Louis Kozloff as partner and associate Thomas Seery.
A novel legal argument before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana may re-shape the way we think of Title IX claims moving forward.
Case review 2019-09-09
In the recent case of Zenjoy Limited v Contex Group Co., Limited  HKCFI 2049, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (“CFI”) dismissed the Plaintiff’s application for third party discovery where the Plaintiff was a victim of fraud. In doing so, CFI examined the rules in relation to non-party discovery under section 42(1) of the High Court Ordinance (Cap. 4) (“HCO”) and order 24 rule 7A(2) of the Rules of the High Court (“RHC”).
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.
Case review 2019-07-11
A recent Court of Appeal ruling strongly reinforced the principle that contracts will be interpreted in a manner consistent with their natural and ordinary meaning and where appropriate, will give that effect to commercial common sense.
Despite competition from other jurisdictions, Bermuda continues to be the domicile of choice for alternative capital capacity, with more than half of the share of the global alternative capital market.
Addchance Limited v Herojoy Trading Limited  HKCFI 1147
It is well established that the court will grant an injunction to restrain the presentation of a winding-up petition which it considers would be an abuse of court’s process. Deputy High Court Judge Keith Yeung SC (“DHCJ Yeung”) revisited this principle in Addchance Limited v Herojoy Trading Limited where there were two sets of inconsistent accounting documents which respectively prove and disprove the existence of the debt.