Laurence Rabinowitz Q.C. – Banking & Finance – Silk of the Year Widely recognised as one of the leading silks at the Commercial Bar, Laurence Rabinowitz’s practice goes from strength to strength. ‘Exceptionally calm under pressure’ and possessing the ‘capacity to absorb immense amounts of pressure without visible strain’, allied with an ‘incisive,...
On 18 August 2009, in a dispute between two of the world’s largest breweries (SABMiller Plc and Diageo Plc) over beer distribution in Tanzania, Mr Justice Christopher Clarke of the Commercial Court in London granted an injunction which restrains East African Breweries Limited (“EABL”) (a subsidiary of Diageo Plc) from purchasing Serengeti Breweries Ltd (“SBL”), Tanzania's...
On 6 May 2009, Mr Justice Flaux of the Commercial Court handed down judgment allowing a fraud claim by a trader against the UK office of MF Global Ltd, the investment brokers formerly known as Man Financial Ltd. Damages for loss of trading capital and loss of profits are likely to be assessed in the region of £20 million. The claim related to a period in 2001/02 in which Tangent traded through...
On 20 March 2009, the Administrative Court handed down judgment allowing a claim for judicial review by two train operating companies (TOCs), Southern and South Eastern trains, against a decision of the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA). A number of other TOCs intervened in the proceedings. The claim concerned the basis on which TOCs pay for the expenses of the British Transport Police. ...
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