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Court of Appeal upholds decision on importance of industry standard documents in conflicting jurisdiction clauses

Published on 13 June 2019. By Andy McGregor, Head of Civil Fraud and Steven Rajavinothan, Associate

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The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the High Court[1], highlighting the risk that the English and Italian Courts may reach different decisions on the underlying factual background of related disputes even where the disputes could be said to fall under different agreements [2]. Therefore, parties need to appreciate that the English Court will put the certainty of industry standard documentation (such as ISDA Master Agreements) first such that it is dangerous to have different jurisdiction and/or governing law clauses in related agreements.

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Can expert evidence be used to determine dishonesty?

Published on 31 January 2019. By Steven Rajavinothan, Associate and Parham Kouchikali, Partner

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Dishonesty in relation to financial market practices is to be determined against an objective standard; expert evidence as to market practices cannot be adduced to decide the issue.

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