Author Archives: Christopher Wilsher

Arbitration clauses in ISDA master agreements

International arbitration is increasingly recognised as the preferred dispute resolution mechanism for cross-border derivative transactions although historically parties typically opted for litigation, even when the dispute included an international component, and with English and New York laws as traditionally the …

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Apply for your Training Contract with Collyer Bristow

We are accepting 2022 and 2023 training contract applications with the view to begin the recruitment process this summer. We are looking for candidates with strong academic performance, possessing strong commercial awareness, common sense, good communication skills and an ability to …

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The CMA’s Digital Markets Strategy: refreshed

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has now released a refreshed version of its Digital Markets Strategy (February 2021, refresh), first published in July 2019. The updated strategy is a result of significant developments in the political and regulatory landscape …

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‘Pandemic, Professions and Progression’: the impact of COVID upon working women 

Join our panel as they discuss ‘Pandemic, Professions and Progression: the impact of COVID upon working women’. Chaired by Collyer Bristow Partner Tania Goodman the panel for this webinar, recorded in February 2021, features Amy Hambleton (RedLaw Recruitment) Maria Hind …

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The fine art of probate: Acceptance in Lieu scheme

In this series, “The Fine Art of Probate”, a selection of Collyer Bristow lawyers are joined by special guests from the world of Art and Culture, to discuss a wide variety of topics relating to probate in English law. In …

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Webinar: Corporate Insolvency & Governance Act (CIGA) – 6 months on

Jeff Roberts from Collyer Bristow’s Insolvency team is joined by Colin Haig, the current President of R3 and Head of Restructuring at Azets; Lee Manning, a former President of R3 and a Partner at ReSolve; and Malcolm Weir, Director of …

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Kim vs Kanye: Will the terms of their prenup be upheld if they divorce?

If the rumours are true Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have now “completely stopped marriage counselling” and their nearly seven year marriage is sadly heading to the divorce courts. While some may feel that two lucky Californian attorneys are about …

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FCA fines broking firm for misleading conduct

The FCA has imposed a fine on broking firm TFS-ICAP for misleading customers in the FX derivatives market. The regulator found that between 2008 and 2015, brokers at TFS-ICAP openly carried out a deceptive practice known as “printing” trades. The …

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Fraud – Freezing orders, Norwich Pharmacal orders, and Bankers Trust orders

Freezing orders A freezing order acts to restrain a respondent from dealing with or disposing of its assets and is typically sought to preserve the respondent’s assets until a judgment can be obtained by the claimant and satisfied. Parties can …

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Regulating Remotely – thoughts from our recent webinar

Working from the home office is now the norm for most in the financial services industry. In our recent Financial Services webinar, the speakers looked at the legal and practical implications that organisations and employees need to be aware of …

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