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High Court grants asset preservation order over Bitcoin taken via spear-phishing attack

In what is believed to be the first decision of its kind relating to Bitcoin, the High Court recently granted and maintained an asset preservation order over identifiable Bitcoin in a UK wallet.

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Martin Chamberlain QC
Martin Chamberlain QC

Martin Chamberlain QC appointed to the High Court

Martin Chamberlain QC has been appointed as a Justice of the High Court, with effect from 1 October 2019. The appointment was made by The Queen on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor, following a competition run by the Judicial Appointments Commission. The Lord Chief Justice will assign him to the Queen’s Bench Division.

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BVI Commercial Court discharges US$3 billion freezing orders

Mr Justice Jack (sitting as a Judge of the BVI Commercial Court) ruled that three freezing orders granted in Renova Industries Limited and others v Emmerson International Corporation and others should be discharged.

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CJEU distinguishes “active substance” from “medicinal product”

The Court of Justice of the European Union has delivered judgment in Case C‑359/18 P European Medicines Agency v Shire Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd affirming guidance provided by the General Court as to the approach which ought to be taken by the European Medicines Agency ("EMA") in respect of applications for designation as an “orphan medicinal product” pursuant to the terms of Regulation (EC) No 141/2000 (the "Orphan Regulation").

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The Legal 500 2019: Set Overviews

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New High Court judges: Frances Judd QC, Jennifer Eady QC, Alison Foster QC, John Cavanagh QC, Pushpinder Saini QC, Jeremy Johnson QC and Martin Chamberlain QC. Note that Chamberlain is only 45. Under current rules, he can serve for up to 25 years. I expect him to reach the top. Retweeted by

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