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Dispute Resolution-2011 (2)

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InnovationRelease of assets seized by the French public prosecutor’s office
Originality5
Rationale6
Impact6
Total17
DescriptionExpedited the hearing for a French industrial group client in a criminal investigation, and secured an overruling of the decision to seize company assets in the face of intense government interest.

Dispute Resolution-2011

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InnovationDispute over £1.bn ($1.6bn) of Lehman Brothers securities traded through “Rascals” loan trading system
Originality5
Rationale8
Impact7
Total20
DescriptionHelped to simplify complex securities matters and steer the case through to a rapid judgment. The case was unusual for its complexity and number of respondents.