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Letters of Credit | Supreme Court overturns longstanding Court of Appeal authority on jurisdiction over debt under letters of credit

In the recent case of Taurus Petroleum v State Oil Marketing Company of the Ministry of Oil, Republic of Iraq, involving third party debt orders (TPDO), the court held that...

Written on 7 Feb 2018


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Brussels Regulation | merits test applies to claim against an anchor defendant

In a decision which confirms the established practice of the English Courts, the English Court of Appeal held, in the recent case of Sabbagh v Khoury, that jurisdiction under the...

Written on 7 Feb 2018


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Two recent cases give guidance on the application of the “domicile” test in England for wealthy individuals with an international presence

Two recent cases, Bestolov v Povarenkin and Eng King v Petrillo, considered whether wealthy Russian residents, who also had links to the UK, were domiciled in England. In both instances,...

Written on 7 Feb 2018


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International Private Equity and Venture Capital Newsletter

In this issue of our International Newsletter, we look at current sector developments and the outlook for 2018 across the most active PE and VC jurisdictions in Europe, as well...

Written on 7 Feb 2018


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Private Equity and Venture Capital in The Netherlands

Current market trends and 2018 outlook The Dutch M&A market was very active in 2017 and showed a substantial increase in deal volume compared to 2016 in mid-market transactions. According...

Written on 6 Feb 2018


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Is the end nigh for development land values?

Throughout history, the requisition of land for the benefit of the state has caused civil war and revolution. An equitable principle of land law is that no person should be...

Written on 6 Feb 2018


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Private Equity and Venture Capital in Germany

Outlook for 2018 In 2017, the German investment landscape recovered from the struggles it encountered in 2016. Total VC-investment value increased by 88% compared to 2016 to almost €4.3 billion,...

Written on 6 Feb 2018


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Private equity and venture capital in Sweden

Outlook for 2018 The private equity and venture capital outlook for Sweden in 2018 appears promising, with a strong continuing upturn in the economy. There is a large volume of...

Written on 6 Feb 2018


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House of Lords Brexit report identifies key challenges and opportunities for UK competition and State aid law

On 2 February 2018, the House of Lords Brexit Committee published its findings on competition and State aid. Although the report provides few, if any, new insights, it does represent...

Written on 5 Feb 2018


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