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Blog archive: May, 2015

Sherrards chic with the Alliott Group

Jean-Paul da Costa presented Sherrards’ corporate credentials at the recent Alliott Group EMEA meeting in Paris as part of ‘Team Sherrards’. Jean-Paul’s key message was that the UK is very much open for business.   Jean-Paul da Costa observed that investors are attracted to London and the UK because of a number of reasons including the fact …

Sherrards chic with the Alliott Group

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Spycatcher: Taking down Russian spy Robert Hanssen

Washington DC is a city pulsating with political intrigue, power and indeed spies. I was there as chair of Alliott Group Legal at a meeting of the American Bar Association, seeking members for the alliance.   The meeting was just a few blocks from Capitol Hill at the heart of Washington’s establishment. While there, I …

Spycatcher: Taking down Russian spy Robert Hanssen

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Do not submit to the jurisdiction without careful consideration

In a case decided last week, the English Commercial Court ruled that it would enforce a Chinese judgment in England Even though the Chinese proceedings were brought in breach of an anti-suit injunction, after unsuccessfully challenging the jurisdiction of the Chinese court, the defendant had appeared at trial.  It had also appealed to the Shandong …

Do not submit to the jurisdiction without careful consideration

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Dispute? Serve a statutory demand

If you’re owed money, you want paying quickly. And if appropriate to the circumstances, the statutory demand is often the best tool at your disposal. Serving a statutory demand is an aggressive tactic to adopt to recover a debt. It ups the ante and is often much more effective than a threat to issue a …

Dispute? Serve a statutory demand

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The franchise agreement from the buyer’s perspective

I often get asked by those buying a franchise, “What is the franchise agreement and what should be in it?” As a franchise solicitor I have come across some interesting scenarios, so let me explain  below or you can watch the short video below. When you buy a franchise, you are effectively buying the rights to …

The franchise agreement from the buyer’s perspective

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