Group litigation – the decision in Lungowe v Vedanta Resources Plc & Konkola Copper Mines Plc [ 2020] EWHC 749 (TCC)

A note by Peter de Verneuil Smith QC for those interested in group litigation, on the important decision recently published in Lungowe v Vedenta Resources & Konkola Copper Mines Pls [2020] EWHC 749 (TCC).



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Landmark Cases in Public International Law. Eirik Bjorge & Cameron Miles (editors), Hart 2017. 

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Preying on distressed debt: limiting the scope for transfer to vulture funds (2018). Rajesh Pillai & Dominic Kennelly. Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Volume 33 Issue 1.

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The competing interests between bank and borrower when a bank in resolution sells debt (2017). Hodge Malek QC & James Potts. Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Volume 32 Issue 5.

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Syndicated lending and the “purview doctrine”: how to preserve guarantees when varying the guaranteed obligation (2017). Richard Salter QC. Journal of International Banking and  Financial Law 459.

The Legal Effect of an Anti-Oral Variation Clause (2017). Ewan McKendrick QC. Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, Volume 32 Issue 10, pp 439-445.

ISDA Master Agreement: Party Choice versus non-derogable state law (2016). Rajesh Pillai & Hannah Glover. Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Volume 31 Issue 7.

Intermediated securities and the rights of the ultimate investor (2016). Richard Salter QC. Journal of International Banking & Financial Law 153.

Review Essay: Where the Shadow Falls: Corruption in International Investment Arbitration (2016). Cameron Miles. Journal of World Investment and Trade, Volume 17 Issue 3, pp 489.

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