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English Court of Appeal Overturns Decision that Guaidó Appointed Central Bank of Venezuela Board Controls Gold Reserves in England

United Kingdom, Venezuela - October 20 2020 The decision confirms that the UK government can recognise one person as de jure head of state of a foreign state and implicitly recognise another…

Chinese Court Decision Reinforces Need for Clear and Precise Drafting of China-Related Arbitration Agreements

China, Global - October 15 2020 Shijiazhuang Intermediate People’s Court declares arbitration agreement providing for ICC Rules arbitration seated in China invalid…

CONSOB Again Extends Reporting Requirements of Relevant Shareholdings in Certain Italian-Listed Issuers

Italy - October 9 2020 The more stringent reporting obligations for certain Italian-listed issuers will continue until January 13, 2021…

What Rules Will Apply to Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments After Brexit? Part Two

European Union, United Kingdom - October 9 2020 Four recent developments highlight the benefit of arbitration clauses amidst uncertainty about choice of court clauses…

PE Can Pursue PIPE Dreams

European Union, United Kingdom - September 21 2020 European PIPEs — which have experienced an uptick due to COVID-19-related market volatility — present unique structural, informational, and governance…

Transacting With Troubled Companies - 3 Tips for PE Deal Teams Navigating Stressed, Distressed, and Insolvent Acquisitions

European Union, United Kingdom - September 21 2020 Successfully executing an acquisition from stress, distress, or insolvency requires a creative approach to reconcile competing interests. The COVID-19…

English Legal Advice Privilege Can Apply to Communications With Foreign Lawyers

United Kingdom - September 18 2020 High Court holds that English law legal advice privilege can extend to such communications regardless of whether or not the lawyers are in-house…

Law no. 120/2020 Converting Simplification Decree Facilitates Capital Increases by Italian Companies

Italy - September 15 2020 The Simplification Decree (Decreto Semplificazioni) follows and puts into effect the earlier attempt of the Italian cabinet to facilitate capital…

EU Platform-to-Business Regulation Enters Into Force

European Union, United Kingdom - July 29 2020 The regulation is part of the EU Digital Single Market Strategy to harmonise digital rights…

UK Supreme Court Narrows Scope of “Reflective Loss” Principle

United Kingdom - July 21 2020 The decision overturns a series of cases deemed to have over-expanded a principle preventing shareholders from claiming against third parties for…