Peters & Peters

An ESG legislative minefield for multinationals

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Companies that operate internationally face complex ESG-related challenges and potential exposure across multiple jurisdictions. Their business practices and models must therefore be adapted to comply with the developing rules and regulations, such as the newly passed EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, in all the countries in which they operate. In this article for European […]

Assange can appeal extradition to U.S., British court rules

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Earlier this week, the High Court ruled that Julian Assange could appeal his extradition to the US. In this last episode of the long-running battle that the WikiLeaks founder has been fighting against the 2022 extradition decision made by then Home Secretary Priti Patel, the judges gave him until tomorrow to submit a full case […]

Jonathan Tickner

Court of Appeal gives judgment in complex committal proceedings

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The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down judgment in an expedited appeal in complex committal proceedings. Peters & Peters’ client Mrs Nebahat İşbilen was respondent to the appeal brought by her one-time personal financier and trusted adviser, Mr Selman Turk, who had been sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment in March 2024 following findings that he […]

New guidelines on perverting the course of justice – on the path to more clarity?

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The concept of ‘perverting the course of justice’ might commonly feature in televised series, where crooked cops tamper with evidence for money or baddies interfere with witnesses, but before HBO and Netflix came on the scene, it had a long-established history as an offence in the common law of England and Wales. In October 2023, […]

Peters & Peters obtains partial strike out of FCA case

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The Upper Tribunal issued an important case management judgment on 8 May 2024 in the case of FCA v Banque Havilland & Ors.  Nick Vamos, James Tyler and Julia Steinhardt represent the second defendant in the case, Mr Edmund Rowland. Mr Rowland is alleged to have been involved in the creation and dissemination of a […]

Michael O'Kane

Eugene Shvidler’s case is going to UK Supreme Court

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The UK Supreme Court has granted permission to Eugene Shvidler to appeal against the Court of Appeal judgment upholding sanctions against him. Michael O’Kane acts for Mr Shvidler. This will be an important case on the UK courts’ approach to targeted sanctions challenges. The UK designated Mr Shvidler in March 2022 for being associated with […]

How the UK’s ASA is leading the way on tackling greenwashing

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As 2030 and 2050 edge closer – key milestones under the UK government’s net zero strategy – UK businesses and regulators are under increased pressure to ensure the information that businesses provide to stakeholders about the environmental impact of their products and services is accurate and not misleading. Overstating ‘sustainable’ or ‘green’ credentials now carries […]

Keith Oliver

Cryptopia: the stage is set for a new era of digital assets

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The UK has been leading the charge against crypto criminality for some time, but never more so than in the past few months, which saw a plethora of court wins, legislative proposals and regulatory advancements. In this article for the Law Society Gazette, Keith Oliver and Amalia Neenan FitzGerald review some of the most arresting […]

Peters & Peters

Viewers confused by small detail in Red Eye first episode

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The first episode of Red Eye, a thriller that first aired last month on ITV, had viewers glued to their seats. On landing in Heathrow, the main character is extradited straight to China for a crime that he claims he did not commit, having been denied a phone call or any form of legal representation. […]

Michael O'Kane

Watch: sanctions de-listings in the UK, EU and US webinar

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Earlier this week, Michael O’Kane hosted a discussion on the different approaches of the courts and governments in the UK, EU and USA to the issue of removing people and companies from targeted sanctions lists, including analysing recent case law. The recording of the webinar is now available to view. The speakers  – Michael O’Kane, […]