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Common sense prevails as Supreme Court hands down aggregation decision

This article examines the Supreme Court's judgment in AIG Europe Limited (Appellant) v Woodman and others (Respondents).

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 20 December 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Amended provisions for concurrent expert evidence or “hot-tubbing” now in force

Amendments to Practice Direction 35.11, which governs the procedure for concurrent expert evidence, or “hot-tubbing”, have now come into force after receiving ministerial sign-off on Tuesday this week.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 29 November 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Insurance contracts - no need to construe exclusion clauses narrowly

In the case of Crowden and Crowden v QBE Insurance (Europe) Ltd [2017] the court provided some clear guidance on how exclusion clauses should be interpreted in an insurance contract.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 15 November 2017 | Practice Area: Insurance

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Regulatory sandboxes — a global stocktake

Regulatory sandboxes are becoming a global trend, providing plenty of opportunities for innovative businesses. This article provides a global overview.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 14 November 2017 | Practice Area: Financial Services Regulation

European Parliament calls for tougher environmental liability rules

The proposed changes are likely to be more onerous on businesses, including compulsory environmental liability insurance and broader application of strict liability.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 10 November 2017 | Practice Area: Environmental Taxes

NEC4 - Problems for employers?

Shoosmiths construction partner Ian Yule looks at the New Engineering Contract 4 and how it will manage the allocation of risk for employers and project managers.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 07 November 2017 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

SEC provides relief to US firms attempting to comply with EU MiFID II's research "unbundling" provisions

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has provided welcome relief for US broker-dealers engaging in securities business with European investment managers, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 06 November 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

MiFID II Research – Relief at last?

US and EU authorities have finally moved to solve the cross-border issues arising from MiFID II rules on research unbundling, as this article explains.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 26 October 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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FINRA revises and restructures registration and exam requirements

In a long-awaited move, the Securities and Exchange Commission recently approved a set of new rules proposed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. This article examines the proposals.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 16 October 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

California v. Continental: Horizontal exhaustion the rule in California? Not so fast.

A recent decision clarifies that vertical exhaustion applies to an excess policy that only specifies a retained limit, even where the insured subsequently purchases insurance to cover the retained amounts.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 12 October 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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