Disputes Digest April 2017

United Kingdom
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Welcome to our Spring edition of Disputes Digest. In this edition, we look back at 2016 and summarise the key litigation and arbitration cases of 2016 for corporate counsel to be aware of. We also take a look at illegality, following the Patel v Mirza decision, cybercrime and ransom demands, and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre investment arbitration rules, which came into effect on 1 January 2017. We consider third party funding, and the extent to which third party funders may be liable for costs awarded against their funded litigant, and the new professional standards in force for tax professionals.

This edition marks our last edition before CMS, Nabarro and Olswang combine on 1 May 2017. The merger will create a bigger disputes practice for CMS in the UK, with more specialists across more sectors and disciplines than ever before.

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If you would like to discuss any of the issues in this edition or wish to provide any feedback, please get in touch with me, the authors, or your usual contact at CMS. I hope you find this edition of Disputes Digest interesting and thought provoking.