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Mon, 22/1/2018
The latest issue of the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation (JIBLR Volume 33 Issue 2 2018) is out and it contains an article authored by Monica Feria-Tinta and Alistair Wooder, titled "Sovereign Debt Enforcement in English Courts: Ukraine and Russia meet in the Court of Appeal in US $3 Billion Eurobonds Dispute". The authors examine the public international law and banking law issues raised in Law Debenture Trust Corp plc v Ukraine [2017] EWHC 655 (Comm), one of the...
Mon, 22/1/2018
8 February 2018 The Centre for International Law, with the support of International Law Association (Singapore), will bring the Singapore legal community together for the inaugural International Law Year in Review Conference. The Conference aims to provide knowledge and insight into the latest developments in international law and legal practice from a Singaporean and global perspective. Topics to be canvassed include key developments at the International Court of Justice and other...
Wed, 17/1/2018
In this Women in Arbitration Seminar, kindly hosted by Wong Partnership LLP, Loretta Malintoppi (Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers), Davinia Aziz (Senior State Counsel, International Affairs Division at Attorney-General’s Chambers), Koh Swee Yen (Partner, Wong Partnership LLP) and Dr Kate Parlett (Barrister, 20 Essex Street) will explore the challenges in representing States in disputes, covering public international law, investment arbitration and commercial arbitration and share their...
Tue, 16/1/2018
Christopher Hancock QC and Duncan Matthews QC are delighted to announce that Professor Michael Bridge has been appointed as QC Honoris Causa.  The rank of QC Honoris Causa is distinct from the Queen’s Counsel awards competition and is awarded to lawyers and legal academics who have made a major contribution to the law of England and Wales outside practice in the courts. Honorary silks were first awarded in the late nineteenth century and it has been the practice for governments to...
Tue, 16/1/2018
Members of 20 Essex Street are delighted to be supporting C5's Conference on Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery (one of Europe's leading conferences on Civil Fraud). The conference will be held in Geneva on 15 and 16 March 2018 and Paul Lowenstein QC and Tony Beswetherick are running a panel session on the morning of day one entitled "New Approaches to pre-emptive remedies in fraud litigation”. As associate sponsors, 20 Essex Street are able to offer a 20% discount on the...
Tue, 9/1/2018
Paul Lowenstein QC (of 20 Essex Street), instructed by Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP, led a team of juniors including Harris Bor and Matthew McGhee (of 20 Essex Street) and Philip Hinks in a series of public hearings in London in November and December 2017, when the Commercial Court confirmed a suite of earlier interim orders to assist a global commodities company to trace and secure money that had been stolen from its bank accounts following a sophisticated payments fraud by unknown ‘...
Mon, 8/1/2018
It is with great sadness that members of Chambers have learned of the death on Christmas Eve of Sir Brian Neill. Sir Brian was a highly respected and successful arbitrator member of 20 Essex Street for over ten years. He will be remembered by colleagues and staff for his professional acuity, his strong support of Chambers, and his calm, considerate and friendly disposition to all. His unstinting contribution to Chambers in the United Kingdom and overseas has been greatly valued. Sir Brian...
Thu, 21/12/2017
This is the second briefing note on the use of a fused process involving both arbitration and mediation to resolve an international commercial dispute that has been referred to arbitration. This note examines the recent legislative attempts to introduce the use of arb-med in New South Wales, Australia.  This briefing is based on a lecture series Malcolm presented in Beijing, PRC in May 2017.
Mon, 18/12/2017
  Monica Feria-Tinta has been appointed to the List of Assistants to Counsel of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Those admitted to this List, under Regulation 124 of the Regulations of the ICC Registry, are persons eligible to be chosen by lead defence counsel or lead representative of victims to assist them in the representation of cases before the International Criminal Court, in The Hague. The International Criminal Court has a mandate to prosecute and punish persons...
Fri, 15/12/2017
Tom Leary has had his case comment on the von Pezold v Zimbabwe ICSID arbitration published in the Journal of World Investment & Trade. The case raised the question of investor-state arbitration’s sensitivity to the human rights of non-disputing parties. The case concerned the escalation of Zimbabwe’s Land Reform Programme, whereby white-owned estates were acquired or rendered valueless, without compensation, in a reversal of historic colonial land policies. Non-disputing...