Finance Focus – Summer 2017

Welcome to the Summer 2017 edition of Finance Focus, the e-update from Thomas Cooper’s Finance Group, in which you can review the latest legal developments in your area of finance and keep up to date with Thomas Cooper’s news and events.

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Letters of Credit cases concerning the autonomy principle (by Charles Williams and Clare Hammersley)

Security Measures (by Alex Monk)

Ship Finance/Recycling: “From an asset to a liability…or event to “waste”? (by Grant Eldred and Robert Shearer)

The Competitive Advantage of English Law – An Internationalist Perspective (by Mark Sachs)

Marathon case may raise snickers among employees (by Nick Humphreys and Alex Brooks)

When is an agreement to agree enforceable? (by William Stansfield)

Data Protection Roundup – The Move Towards Stronger Personal Data Rights (by Nick Humphreys and Alex Brooks)

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About the contributors

  • Grant Eldred Partner

    Grant is a partner and the head of our Finance Group. He specialises in banking law including bilateral and syndicated secured and unsecured lending, trade finance and banking regulation and compliance.

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  • Nick Humphreys Partner

    Nick has acted for numerous multi-national, publically listed corporations as well as public and third sector clients. His clients include travel sector clients, industrial conglomerates, hotels, media organisations, marine businesses and charities

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  • Mark Sachs Partner

    Mark has a broad practice in shipping, commodity and commercial litigation. He has conducted (either as counsel or lead partner) arbitrations in London, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Stockholm. He also has considerable wet shipping experience.

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  • Charles Williams Partner

    Charles is a senior partner in our London office. He specialises in shipping, trade and trade Finance disputes, in particular in relation to bills of lading and charterparties and sale of goods disputes.

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  • Alex Brooks Solicitor

    Alex advises on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law and HR issues and acts for both employers and individuals on employment tribunal claims involving unfair dismissal, discrimination, breach of contract and whistleblowing

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  • Clare Hammersley Solicitor

    Clare is a member of the Shipping group and specialises in shipping litigation. Her practice focuses on contractual disputes, such as those arising out of charterparties, bills of lading and sale contracts. Clare has experience working on arbitration

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  • Robert Shearer Solicitor

    Robert works in our Shipping Department handing both wet and dry work with a particular emphasis on admiralty law.

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  • William Stansfield Solicitor

    William is a solicitor based in the London office. He advises on "dry" shipping disputes (such as charterparty and bill of lading disputes) and is also experienced in "wet" shipping issues. He has been involved in a number of high-value, complex and

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