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CAN INSURERS DENY COVERAGE FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS INCOME OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION ARISING FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?

Implications of the Decision in MDS Inc. v. Factory Mutual Insurance Company (FM Global), 2020 ONSC 1924 on Business Interruption Claims Arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read the full article.

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Hall & Wilcox lawyers named as 2019 Best Lawyers in Australia

Leading independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox is pleased to announce 36 lawyers have been recognised in the 2019 Best Lawyers in Australia list as published in today’s Australian Financial Review.

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New Appointments in Lidings Key Practice Areas

Lidings law firm proudly announces the appointment of Alexander Popelyuk to the position of the Partner in Dispute Resolution practice of the firm, and Boris Malakhov to the position of the Partner in Intellectual Property practice.

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A tale of Two Right Feet: indemnity costs for baby business

The tale of Two Right Feet Limited reminds us of the importance of investigating and considering the merits of a claim prior to commencing proceedings, and the dangers of forging ahead with speculative litigation.

In July 2017 a judgment of the High Court of Justice in Two Right Feet Limited (In Liquidation) v National Westminster Bank Plc, Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, KPMG LLP[1] ordered Two Right Feet Limited, an insolvent online baby products business (previously featured on BBC’s Watchdog), to pay indemnity costs of the three defendants.

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Is a UK parent liable for the conduct of its foreign subsidiary?

In a landmark decision in Lungowe v Vedanta Resources Plc[1] the Court of Appeal has ruled that a number of claimants can pursue their claim against a Zambian mining company and its English parent in the English courts despite the claim’s limited connection to England. The decision has widened the scope of potential claims against a UK parent company to include claims by those affected by a subsidiary’s operations. The decision should be on the radar of UK companies with foreign operations.

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Veto rights in contracts: can they be exercised freely?

Parties to commercial contracts generally assume that the express written terms of a contact will be given effect relatively strictly under English law.

However, recent court decisions illustrate the courts’ willingness to look beyond the written terms of contracts and to imply unwritten terms in order to give effect to what they consider to have been the parties’ intentions.

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In one recent case, the High Court decided that a clause in a share option agreement – which stated that the option could only be exercised with the consent of the board of directors of the granting company – did not give the board an unequivocal veto.

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ABA responds: Big reforms for small business lending are on their way

On 28 March 2017 the Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) released its response to Mr Phil Khoury’s independent review of the Code of Banking Practice (Code) issued on 20 February 2017 (Khoury Report). The Code applies to personal and small business bank customers and sets out the banking industry’s key commitments and obligations to customers on standards of practice, disclosure and principles of conduct for their banking services. Our update on the Khoury Report is available here.

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Ekenberg & Andersson employs Martin Szydlowski and Karin Engström

Ekenberg & Andersson has recruited attorney at law Martin Szydlowski. Martin will primarily be working within the fields of dispute resolution, real estate law and commercial contract law. Previously Martin has worked at the Swedish Transport Agency. Ekenberg & Andersson are looking forward to Martin join the firm on 1st of June 2017!

Ekenberg & Andersson has recruited Karin Engström as marketing- and office coordinator.  Karin has a Bachelor of Political Science from Uppsala University. In addition to being marketing- and office coordinator Karin also offers administrative assistance to the lawyers and attorneys.

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Khoury Report – substantial reforms for small business lending

On 20 February 2017, Mr Khoury published his final report of the Independent Review of the Code of Banking Practice (Code). Mr Khoury is an independent governance expert appointed by the Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) to conduct an independent review of the Code.

The Code applies to personal and small business bank customers and sets out the banking industry’s key commitments and obligations to customers on standards of practice, disclosure and principles of conduct for their banking services.

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Lidings’ Top Position Among Leading Dispute Resolution Law Firms in Russia Endorsed by Kommersant Rating

Lidings law firm takes top position in the rating of the leading dispute resolution law firms in Russia based on the analytical research held by the “Kommersant” newspaper together with the Legal Practice project.

Results of this first specialized research of dispute resolution service providers in Russia, classifying law firms by types and groups of disputes they solve, are published in a special supplement to “Kommersant” as of March 13th, 2017. The results are divided into three categories: rating of projects by key types of disputes, individual rating of lawyers by ten key types of disputes and rating of law firms with specialization in resolving certain types of disputes.

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