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Contentious Commentary - May 2015

6 May 2015

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:

  • Penalty clauses must not be unconscionable
  • No restrictions on exercise of rights under a bond
  • Fraud does not unravel a settlement
  • Local property law overrules insolvency law
  • Reviving original claim on breach of settlement not penal
  • Misrepresentation affects tripartite arrangement
  • Russian case sent home
  • Money laundering is about independently dirty money
  • Challenge to the jurisdiction lost through prior steps
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