Archive for 2018

Rosenblatt act for Northern & Shell in the £127m sale of its newspaper business to Trinity Mirror Plc

06/03/2018
Rosenblatt has acted for Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell group on the sale of its newspaper and magazine publishing business for £127 million to rival, Trinity Mirror Plc.  The deal means

Rosenblatt has acted for Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell group on the sale of its newspaper and magazine publishing business for £127 million to rival, Trinity Mirror Plc.  The deal means that the publisher of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror will now add a string of national publications to its portfolio, including the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star and OK! Magazine.

Touted as one of the most significant consolidations of British national newspapers in the last decade, the acquisition marks the end of Mr Desmond’s 43 year long publishing career.

Rosenblatt also acted for Mr Desmond’s group on various other media deals in the last decade, including the purchase of Channel 5 in 2010 and subsequent sale to Viacom in 2014, the sale of Portland TV in 2016 and the acquisition of The Health Lottery in 2010.

The Rosenblatt team was led by Jon Lovitt (Corporate Partner) who was assisted by Sandra Rodriguez (Corporate Solicitor) and Amanpreet Bhandal (Corporate Solicitor).  The corporate team were also supported by Chris Pulham (Media Partner), Philip Alfandary (Tax Partner), David Sachs (Banking Partner), Martin Buckeldee (Real Estate Solicitor) and Tom Driscoll (Banking Solicitor).

Rosenblatt Partner Ajit Mishra speaking on Law Society BRICs panel

05/03/2018
Rosenblatt Partner and Head of India Desk, Ajit Mishra will be a panel speaker at the Law Society’s annual BRIC seminar on Wednesday 7 March 2018. This seminar relating to the countries of Brazil,

Rosenblatt Partner and Head of India Desk, Ajit Mishra will be a panel speaker at the Law Society’s annual BRIC seminar on Wednesday 7 March 2018.

This seminar relating to the countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICs) will explore the key elements of UK-BRICs trade in legal services and opportunities for law firms, hot topics in UK-BRICS legal business, best practice and how experienced practitioners can be used in cross-border work.

The BRIC countries are considered to be at similar stages of new economic development and deemed to become among the four most dominant economies by 2050.

Please see the below link to the Law Society webpage for more information on the event:

http://communities.lawsociety.org.uk/international/events/a-tonne-of-brics-opportunities-and-challenges-of-doing-legal-business/5063801.article

 

Rosenblatt tests the bounds of Litigation Privilege

19/02/2018
For the claimant, Bilta (UK) Ltd One Essex Court’s Orlando Gledhill QC and South Square’s Matthew Abraham, instructed by Rosenblatt Solicitors. Please click the following link to see an origi

For the claimant, Bilta (UK) Ltd
One Essex Court’s Orlando Gledhill QC and South Square’s Matthew Abraham, instructed by Rosenblatt Solicitors.

Please click the following link to see an original article written by The Lawyer on 13 February 2018 by Alexandra Rogers (subscriber content).

RBS interviews protected by privilege in £140m VAT fraud trial

Rosenblatt Partner, Ajit Mishra launches The Indian CEO’s Forum (ICF)

06/02/2018
On 31 January 2018, Rosenblatt Corporate Partner and Head of India Group, Ajit Mishra launched the Indian CEO's Forum The launch event took place at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, London

On 31 January 2018, Rosenblatt Corporate Partner and Head of India Group, Ajit Mishra launched the Indian CEO’s Forum

The launch event took place at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, London and the host of the evening was Lord Sheikh.

Key speakers present included: Lord Karan Bilimoria, Chairman of the Cobra Beer partnership, Ajit Mishra, Founder of The Indian CEO’s Forum, Sunil Chopra, former Mayor of Southwark Council and Tarun Sawhney from Times Now.

The Indian CEO’s Forum (ICF) is a networking platform for Indian and British Indian businesses which operate in the UK promoting bilateral trade and business opportunities between both countries.

Link to Press release ICF

Please also click here to read an article on this subject on The Asian Voice and here to read an article on Asian Lite International.

 

Rosenblatt successfully oppose application to amend Particulars

18/01/2018
MARK EDWARD AARONS & ORS v BROCKET HALL (JERSEY) LTD & ANOR (2018) http://www.lawtel.com/MyLawtel/Documents/AC5001448 QBD (Merc) (Moulder J) 12/01/2018 DAMAGES - CONTRACTS - CIVIL PROCEDUR

MARK EDWARD AARONS & ORS v BROCKET HALL (JERSEY) LTD & ANOR (2018)
http://www.lawtel.com/MyLawtel/Documents/AC5001448

QBD (Merc) (Moulder J) 12/01/2018

DAMAGES – CONTRACTS – CIVIL PROCEDURE

AMENDMENTS : BREACH OF CONTRACT : EXEMPLARY DAMAGES

Members of a golf club suing its owners for breach of contract in respect of their life memberships were not allowed to amend their particulars to claim exemplary damages. The possibility that the law might develop to allow exemplary damages in contractual claims did not equal a real prospect of success.

The claimants applied to amend their particulars to claim exemplary damages in their claim concerning their life memberships of a golf club belonging to the defendants.

HELD: The test was whether the claim sought by the amendment had a real prospect of success. The claimants argued that the facts were already in issue, namely the allegation that the defendants had refused them access to the golf club. It was rare for exemplary damages to be allowed in a contractual as opposed to tortious claim,  Addis v Gramophone Co Ltd [1909] A.C. 488 (http://www.lawtel.com/MyLawtel/Documents/AC1745946) followed. Such damages had been awarded by the Supreme Court of Canada, in Royal Bank of Canada v Got & Associates Electric Ltd [1999] 3 S.C.R. 408. In England and Wales, the Supreme Court would have to confront the issue of whether to allow exemplary damages in a breach of contract case. The problem for the claimants was as stated in the White Book 17.3.6, namely that the possibility that the law might develop did not equal a real prospect of success. The amendment would not be allowed.

Application refused

Counsel:
For the claimants: Robert Hantusch
For the defendants: David Cavender QC

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