Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

The Perils of Drafting Ineffective Forum Selection Clauses

May 31, 2013

Today’s decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 2249659 Ontario Ltd. v. Sparkasse Siegen, 2013 ONCA 354 addresses issues pertaining to jurisdiction simpliciter, the effect of forum selection clauses and forum non conveniens. (more…)

International Banking Antitrust Class Action Filed In New York

February 15, 2012
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Gelboim v. Credit Suisse Group AG et al. (12-CV-1025) is is a recent international banking antitrust class action filed in the U.S. District Court (S.D.N.Y). A pdf copy of the pleading is available here.

The Plaintiff seeks certification of the class action as a representative plaintiff under Rule 23(b)(3) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. She alleges that the world’s leading international banking institutions, including the Royal Bank of Canada, conspired to manipulate the London Interbank Offer Rate (LIBOR), administered by the British Bankers Association,  in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act, 15 U.S.C.§ 1 “to create the appearance of financial strength and not reveal to the market their true respective financial positions.” (at para. 10).

(H/T Marc Goldstein)

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