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Fri, 25/11/2016
Global Arbitration Review publishes new guide to advocacy in international arbitration – edited by Philippe Pinsolle and Stephen Jagusch QC – that also gives the arbitrators’ perspective. Published in November 2016 The Guide to Advocacy is a new, practical book for specialists and would-be specialists on how to be persuasive during international arbitration. It breaks the arbitral process into key steps and explains the advocacy “opportunity” that each represents (...
Fri, 25/11/2016
At the ICC UK's flagship arbitration event, the challenges and opportunities for international arbitration in 2017 will be investigated by global experts.  Gordon Nardell QC will be joining a panel on 'Brexit: Implications for London as a Seat and for English Law' alongside fellow panellists Louis Flannery, Stephenson Harwood, Maurice Kenton, Clyde & Co, Richard Boynton, Kirkland & Ellis and Yaroslav Klimov, Norton Rose Fulbright. The panel will be moderated by Michel...
Tue, 22/11/2016
The Paris Agreement does not include an enforcement mechanism. However, trends show that different actors have been innovative in using different legal regimes to address environmental and climate change issues. Green investors have resorted to international arbitration to resolve disputes related to, among others, incentives and government failures to enforce environmental laws. Meanwhile, more climate change litigations have been brought in domestic courts. These trends raise questions, how...
Tue, 8/11/2016
Monica Feria-Tinta will be speaking on Monday 14 November on state-owned entities and enforcement of awards, in a session on developments in Russian Arbitration, at Russian Law Week 2016. Russian Law Week explores the latest developments in Russian Law and offers an opportunity for UK and Russian practitioners to engage. More information on the event can be viewed on The Law Society's website. 
Tue, 8/11/2016
First published on LexisPSL Restructuring and Insolvency Barristers Stephen Atherton QC and Charlotte Tan of 20 Essex Street review Ronelp Marine Ltd and other companies v STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co Ltd—in which the High Court considers whether, and the circumstances where, it should lift a stay made under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations SI 2006/1030 to allow litigation proceedings to be continued in England by a creditor with an...
Mon, 31/10/2016
Members of 20 Essex Street are delighted to announce the arrival of Harris Bor, who joins from Wilberforce Chambers. An established junior, Harris is a commercial advocate with a wealth of experience in all areas of commercial litigation and international arbitration, with a particular emphasis on contract, joint venture, banking and finance, and fraud-related claims. Highlights of his career so far include acting for the successful respondents in Les Laboratoires Servier and another v Apotex...
Fri, 28/10/2016
20 Essex Street is delighted to announce that three members of Chambers received awards at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017:  International Arbitration Silk of the Year – Michael Ashcroft QC Competition Silk of the Year - Stephen Morris QC (Stephen was appointed a Justice of the High Court on the 3 October 2016) Shipping Junior of the Year – Daniel Bovensiepen   Congratulations to all, and many thanks to our clients for taking part in the research process each year....
Fri, 28/10/2016
Members of 20 Essex Street are delighted to congratulate Andrew Baker QC on his appointment to be a Justice of the High Court. The appointment is with effect from 1 November 2016. The Lord Chief Justice will assign the new Mr Justice Andrew Baker to the Queen’s Bench Division. He will be sworn in by the Lord Chief Justice at 4.45 pm on 1 November 2016. Andrew was called to the Bar in 1988 and took silk in 2006. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2012, sitting in the...
Fri, 21/10/2016
Transfers from a bank account by other than the true owner can be a consequence of hacked data rather than customer fault yet the institution may ‘deem’ the electronic payment genuine under its terms and conditions; these have yet to be tested, says Andrew Fulton of 20 Essex Street, but the jurisprudence on CHAPS instructions is not encouraging. In the case of electronic payments, banks are well aware of the risks of fraud and undoubtedly could do more to prevent it....
Thu, 20/10/2016
20 Essex Street has been shortlisted for four of the Legal 500 UK Awards 2017 including: International Arbitration Set of the Year and Shipping Set of the Year. In addition, Philip Edey QC is shortlisted for Commercial Litigation Silk of the Year and Timothy Young QC is shortlisted for Shipping Silk of the Year.  Philip Edey QC has had a stellar year acting for the LIA in its dispute with Goldman Sachs in what was one of the largest value cases set down for trial in the Commercial Court in...