Charlie Lightfoot

Charlie Lightfoot

White & Case LLP

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The Brussels Regulation Recast: What you need to know

The Brussels Regulation (Regulation (EC) 44/2001) has governed questions of jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters within the EU for over a decade. From 10 January 2015,...more

1/9/2015 - Belgium Enforcement Jurisdiction Money Judgment

Taking a Leap of Faith: Deferred Prosecution Agreements and Corporate Sentencing Guidelines Come to the UK

On 24 February 2014, UK prosecutors gained the ability to use deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) in corporate crime cases. This followed the publication on 31 January 2014 of a Definitive Guideline for the sentencing of...more

3/3/2014 - Deferred Prosecution Agreements Fraud Sentencing SFO UK

An alternative to the anti-suit injunction? Supreme Court considers ability to obtain damages for EU proceedings brought in...

In the landmark decision Alexandros T [2013] UKSC 70, the Supreme Court has held that, where parties have agreed that disputes between them will be resolved exclusively by the English courts, a party can seek damages for...more

11/14/2013 - Anti-Suit Injunctions EU Exclusive Jurisdiction Injunctions SCOTUS

Brussels Regulation Reforms: Key changes and their implications

The European Economic and Monetary Affairs Council has approved amendments to the Brussels Regulation (EC Regulation 44/2001 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial...more

12/24/2012 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements EU Foreign Judgments Jurisdiction

Development and Opportunities in the Turkish Market - December 2012

The Turkish government’s agenda for development is one of the most ambitious in the world. Combined with investor friendly changes in the market, including a new investment incentive regime and new regulation enhancing...more

12/19/2012 - Financing Foreign Investment Public-Private Partnerships Shareholders

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