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Recent Efforts to Strengthen Germany’s Attractiveness for International Commercial Litigation

Germany is in principle a very attractive venue for commercial litigation: it has a well-established and reputable court system with independent judges and (at least in relation to other jurisdictions) not overly long court proceedings and low costs. In addition, many of the disadvantages of court litigation that have driven parties to choose arbitration proceedings

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Retracing Old Steps: Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP [2021] UKSC 20 and the ‘SAAMCO principle’

On 18 June 2021, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in two appeals – Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton LLP (concerning expert accountants) and Khan v Meadows (concerning medical experts) – in each case seeking to provide some much needed clarity on the scope of duty owed by, and the extent of liability of,