March 24th, 2021
Legalign Global announced the addition of Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP to its international alliance of “best in region” insurance law firms. A member of The ARC Group Canada, Vancouver-based Alexander Holburn focuses principally on cybersecurity, aviation, cannabis law and class actions. It enjoys a proud 50-year history, and today comprises more than 80 accomplished attorneys with whom we look forward working on behalf of our international clients.
Legalign Global is an alliance of best-in-region law firms working as one for multinational insurers, brokers and businesses in addressing cross-border risks and claims. It includes BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr, DAC Beachcroft, Wilson Elser, Wotton + Kearney, and now, Alexander Holburn.
December 16th, 2019
Legalign Global founding members DAC Beachcroft and Wilson Elser have been ranked among the top ten law cyber law firms according to the 2019 Insurance Insider’s Report. DAC Beachcroft took top honors in the category, besting all other law firms considered for inclusion on this prestigious list.
September 16th, 2019
Our in-depth report covers the full spectrum of insurance risks and relevant in-depth insights as provided by Legalign Global specialists operating worldwide.
August 22nd, 2019
Wilson Elser, with its Legalign partners and MDD Forensic Accountants, held a Global Product Recall seminar at the DACB offices in London on July 16, 2019.
Written by Carolyn O’Connor and Thomas Jordan on
June 5th, 2019
Claims alleging glyphosate’s role in causing non-Hodgkin lymphoma have increased exponentially in recent years, driven largely by disputes involving chemical giant Monsanto. While the preponderance of related trials and appeals have been venued in the U.S., there is a great deal of attention being paid this topic in the UK.
Written by Dean A. Rocco and Tiffany Y. Gruenberg on
March 27th, 2019
The global cannabis landscape has undergone dramatic change since the UN adopted its seminal Single Convention on Narcotics Drugs in 1961. The last decade has seen a rapid expansion of legalized cannabis, particularly in the United States, with many non-cannabis businesses swept into the tumult. The quickly evolving regulatory framework in the United States has been mirrored globally as the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) revisits existing treaties and conventions.
Written by Robin Shute, Aisha Lala and Rasha Rushdy on
February 20th, 2019
In Block v Powercore, The Victorian Supreme Court of Australia summarily dismissed the lead Plaintiff’s claims for breach of statutory duty, negligence and nuisance in a bushfire class action against a Victorian electricity distributor.
Written by Suzanne Craig and Sarah Wood on
February 1st, 2019
With the growth of the gig economy and its reliance on pools of “on demand” workers, there has been a surge in related employee class actions. Unions have a large incentive to be involved in these disputes and have prevailed in a number of recent decisions.
Written by Andrew Moore and Thomas Cavanagh on
January 28th, 2019
The Supreme Court of New South Wales recently considered the application of a “related wrongful acts” aggregation provision in the context of a representative proceeding commended against the insured, the Bank of Queensland. Wotton + Kearney acted for Catlin Australia Pty Ltd as one of the three insurer defendants in the proceedings. The case provides guidance on whether a representative proceeding constitutes just one “claim” under a policy and how aggregation provisions operate.
Written by Kieran Doyle on
January 22nd, 2019
Not long after Scott Morrison swept aside Australia’s cybersecurity ministry to make way for his newly formed cabinet, the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 was introduced to Parliament. While the bill may sound innocuous, its scope and implications could significantly impact personal data security in Australia and make it easier for hackers to access personal data stored on devices.