Swiss disputes set to fly
The reality is that when the world is in chaos, disputes lawyers tend to do very well,” says Domitille Baizeau, co-managing partner of LALIVE in Geneva. “We’ve noted that, as the world economic situation worsens, clients are less interested in maintaining commercial relationships; they’re interested in cash. They still need to be able to pay their bills however, so law firms may have to be more flexible with their fee structures, as we can be.”
If 2023 is a year in which recession makes an unwelcome return to parts of Europe, accelerated by international chaos, then a rise in legal disputes is inevitable. A perfect litigious storm is further guaranteed by the continued fallout from the Russia-Ukraine conflict: increased borrowing and energy costs, high inflation and a fall in consumer spending will make lenders more cautious, ultimately leading to a significant uptick in insolvencies as debt problems that emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic finally crystallise.
May 2023 News
Securitisation and Cayman Orphan SPVs – Part One
In the first in a series of three articles, Paul Trewartha and Simon Lawrenson, Partners at Mourant Hong Kong, examine the key features of a securitisation vehicle and the advantages of utilising an Orphan SPV in the Cayman Islands for a securitisation transaction.
April 2023 News
Global geo-politics: taking stock
Geoff Cook, Chair of Mourant Consulting, takes a closer look at global geo-politics – looking at the US strengthening its relationships with allies, the war in Ukraine, and the Chinese president visiting Russia to strengthen their economic and military ties.