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Contentious Commentary - September 2012

12 September 2012

The latest edition of "Contentious Commentary", a newsletter that provides a summary of recent developments in litigation. The newsletter is produced by lawyers in the litigation and dispute resolution practice at Clifford Chance.

This edition covers the following key issues:

  • Bond restructuring scheme fails
  • Bond restructuring scheme approved
  • Agent has apparent authority to pass information
  • The importance of contractual words
  • Piercing the corporate veil does not create a contract
  • Hedging and speculation overlap
  • Borrowing does not infringe a freezing injunction
  • Anti-suit injunction refused for dirty hands
  • Disclosure ordered in jurisdiction dispute
  • State-owned entities' assets not available to meet state's debts
  • Act of state doctrine restricted
  • Plans for implementation of the Jackson reforms
  • Claims will not be struck out for exaggeration
  • Inhouse lawyers who move escape conflict rules
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