The Brexit debacle

Today is the Winter Solstice, the start of the winter season. Parliament’s Christmas/New Year recess commenced on 20 December and lasts until 7 January. With just 98 days to “Exit Day” there is no acceptance by the House of Commons of the Withdrawal Agreement and Framework for the Future Relationship – (“the deal”).A House of… via The Brexit debacle — Law and Lawyers Advertisements Continue reading The Brexit debacle

Wigs in the English legal world — Middle Temple Library

While today they are arguably an integral part of the popular image of judges and barristers, the wearing of wigs by legal practitioners was, initially, nothing particularly special – the custom simply followed wider English fashion. With the Restoration of King Charles II following his exile in France, he and the royal court returned from […] via Wigs in the English legal world — Middle Temple Library Blog Continue reading Wigs in the English legal world — Middle Temple Library

Women barristers and legal costume — Middle Temple Library

As we move towards 2019, many will be preparing to celebrate the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919. In anticipation of the numerous events marking this historic piece of legislation, we look at one of the hurdles which the first women barristers faced when entering the profession: what should they wear? Or let’s […] via Women barristers and legal costume — Middle Temple Library Blog Continue reading Women barristers and legal costume — Middle Temple Library

Legal ‘Fashion’ Exhibition — Middle Temple Library

Did you know that English barristers still wear a black mourning gown which was adopted after the death of King Charles II? Were you aware that women barristers when they first entered into the profession had to withstand a critical debate on what they should wear, whether a wig worn by men at the time […] via Legal ‘Fashion’ Exhibition — Middle Temple Library Blog Continue reading Legal ‘Fashion’ Exhibition — Middle Temple Library

Cross-Border Scheme of Arrangement for Secured Noteholders: Re Mongolian Mining Corporation

Re Mongolian Mining Corporation [2018] HKCFI 2035 – the latest case on restructuring foreign companies’ foreign law-governed debts involving DVC’s José-Antonio Maurellet SC, Yang-Wahn Hew and Jason Yu. Read on to find out whether there was sufficient connection between the Scheme and Hong Kong. In Re Mongolian Mining Corporation [2018] HKCFI 2035, the court sanctioned a scheme of arrangement which was part […] via Cross-Border Scheme of Arrangement for Secured Noteholders: Re Mongolian Mining Corporation — Asia Law Portal Continue reading Cross-Border Scheme of Arrangement for Secured Noteholders: Re Mongolian Mining Corporation

Noble Group taps Bermuda court to keep debt restructuring plan afloat

SINGAPORE: Noble Group said on Tuesday (Dec 11) it will push on with its US$3.5 billion debt restructuring by keeping the new company private, a last-minute effort to avoid seeking insolvency protection for its businesses. After consulting its creditors and advisers, the company will ask a Bermuda court on Dec 14 to appoint an officer to Noble to […] via Noble Group taps Bermuda court to keep debt restructuring plan afloat — Continue reading Noble Group taps Bermuda court to keep debt restructuring plan afloat

A litigator’s yearbook: 2018 (England and Wales)

As the end of another year approaches, we look back at some key developments from 2018 from the perspective of the commercial litigator. This post covers a range of topics such as privilege, disclosure, contract law, jurisdiction and various aspects of court procedure. We hope you will find it a helpful reference. Privilege Disclosure Contract Jurisdiction, choice… via A litigator’s yearbook: 2018 (England and Wales) — Herbert Smith Freehills – Litigation notes Continue reading A litigator’s yearbook: 2018 (England and Wales)