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Banking and financial litigation markets update - Summer 2022

Published on 25 July 2022. By Carolin Ayres, Associate and Lucy Baughan, Associate and Jonathan Cary, Partner and Jessica Davies, Associate and Olivia Dhein, Professional Support Lawyer and Jake Hardy, Partner and Simon Hart, Partner and Charlotte Henschen (née Ducker), Partner and Tom Hibbert, Global Head of Commercial Disputes and Tim Potts, Senior Associate and Chris Ross, Partner and Emily Saffer, Associate and Poppy St John, Associate and Christopher Wheatley , Senior Associate and Alan Williams, Partner

In this overview we look at some of the most important judgments in recent months in the area of banking and financial markets litigation.

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Are you a "person discharging managerial responsibility"? High Court clarifies meaning of PDMRs under FSMA

Published on 23 May 2022. By Carolin Ayres, Associate and Jake Hardy, Partner

In a recent interim decision in Allianz Global Investors GmbH and Ors v G4S Ltd (formerly G4S plc) [2022] EWHC 1081 (Ch), Mr Justice Miles clarified the scope of the expression "persons discharging managerial responsibility" ("PDMRs") for the purpose of establishing liability under s.90A and Schedule 10A of Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 ("FSMA").

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Limitation Act 1980 s.32(1): whether a claimant could have discovered fraud with "reasonable diligence" extends to events prior to accrual of the cause of action

Published on 06 January 2022. By Carolin Ayres, Associate and Jonathan Cary, Partner

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The High Court found that, when considering the postponement of the limitation period for the purposes of Section 32(1) of the Limitation Act 1980, the question of whether the claimant could have discovered the fraud with "reasonable diligence" extends to the period before the claimant suffered a loss.

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Need for reasonable enquiries upon receipt of potentially confidential information

Published on 29 April 2021. By Carolin Ayres, Associate and Chris Ross, Partner

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The Court of Appeal recently held that a recipient of information will be bound by a duty of confidentiality if it was reasonable for them to have made enquiries as to the confidential nature of the information and they failed to do so (Travel Counsellors Ltd v Trailfinders Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 38).

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Need for reasonable enquiries upon receipt of potentially confidential information

Published on 24 March 2021. By Carolin Ayres, Associate and Chris Ross, Partner

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The Court of Appeal recently held that a recipient of information will be bound by a duty of confidentiality if it was reasonable for them to have made enquiries as to the confidential nature of the information and they failed to do so (Travel Counsellors Ltd v Trailfinders Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 38).

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