January 10 2017

Acted for Takeover Panel Executive in bringing regulatory proceedings resulting in only the 5th and 6th "cold-shoulder" orders made by the Takeover Panel. The Respondents were found to have breached Paragraph 9(a) of the introduction to the Takeover Code, by repeatedly misleading the Takeover Panel Executive in the course of their inquiries into a potential breach of Rule 9. The Respondents were "cold-shouldered"...

Vincent Tchenguiz & Ors v Grant Thornton UK LLP & Ors

Vincent Tchenguiz & Ors v Grant Thornton UK LLP & Ors

January 04 2017

In the latest development in the long-running litigation between Vincent Tchenguiz and Grant Thornton concerning the SFO’s investigation into the collapse of Kaupthing Bank and the business affairs of Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz, Mr Justice Knowles has summarily dismissed all of Vincent Tchenguiz’s claims against Grant Thornton.  Following an earlier judgment summarily dismissing claims...

Barclays Bank Plc v. (1) Ente Nazionale Di Previdenza Ed Assistenza (2) Dei Medici E Degli Odontoiatri

Barclays Bank Plc v. (1) Ente Nazionale Di Previdenza Ed Assistenza (2) Dei Medici E Degli Odontoiatri

December 21 2016

In a judgment handed down on 8th December 2016, the Court of Appeal unanimously upheld the judgment of Blair J at first instance dismissing the appellant’s application for a declaration under CPR Part 11 and giving summary judgment for the respondent. The Court of Appeal considered a number of important questions of EU law, including the correct interpretation of Article 27 of the Judgments Regulation...

Deutsche Bank AG v Sebastian Holdings and Alexander Vik

Deutsche Bank AG v Sebastian Holdings and Alexander Vik

December 20 2016

In the latest development in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank and billionaire businessman Alexander Vik’s vehicle, Sebastian Holdings Inc, Mr Justice Teare has ruled that, notwithstanding that Mr Vik is resident out of the jurisdiction, Deutsche Bank can apply to commit Mr Vik for breaches of a court order requiring him to provide information and documents about Sebastian Holdings’...