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  1. Legal news
    13 June 2019
    Can foreign litigants be bound by English jurisdiction clauses contained in contracts to which they are not a party?

    Competing jurisdiction clauses and whether foreign litigants can be bound by English jurisdiction clauses contained in contracts to which they are not a party considered in the recent The English Court of Appeal ...

  2. Legal news
    09 July 2020
    The English Court of Appeal decision in CAA v may mean that not all communications by in-house lawyers will be covered by legal advice privilege

    Earlier this year the English Court of Appeal, in an important judgment on legal advice privilege(“LAP”) clarified that a "dominant purpose" test applies when assessing if a communication or document is protected by ...

  3. Legal news
    31 January 2020
    English court decides aircraft diversion for passenger illness is not an "extraordinary circumstance" for the purposes of Regulation 261

    Our Aviation team look at a recent Regulation 261 case surrounding passenger illness which will have significant consequences for many airlines looking to blance passenger safety with financial performance.

  4. Legal news
    12 November 2020
    UK: High Court decides that timing of coronavirus restrictions was not a relevant force majeure event entitling termination of aircraft lease

    A number of disputes which stem from the coronavirus pandemic are starting to reach the English courts. It is apparent that in some of these cases the pandemic has provided an excuse for one party to try and terminate ...

  5. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    England was appropriate forum for worldwide malicious falsehood claim

    In Qatar Airways Group QCSC v Middle East News FZ LLC and others [2020] EWHC 2975 (QB) the High Court dismissed a jurisdiction challenge and held that England was the appropriate forum for a malicious falsehood claim ...

  6. Legal news
    22 November 2019
    Case notes: Landmark ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on validity of airport charges

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has rendered a landmark decision ruling that airports must not agree with individual airport users preferential airport charges different from those approved by the ...

  7. Legal news
    07 April 2020
    UK Dispute Resolution Update - April 2020

    Welcome to the latest edition of our Dispute Resolution bulletin from Bird & Bird's UK disputes team. This edition features articles on recent legal developments together with a selection of the resources we have ...

  8. Legal news
    26 March 2019
    New German Trade Secrets Act adopted

    After several months of delay and heated political discussion among all German parties on the scope of protection of the draft act, on Thursday, 21 March 2019, the German parliament adopted the Federal Government’s ...