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Fri, 5/5/2017
On 4th May 2017 Professor Michael Bridge, Michael Coburn QC and Luke Pearce presented a review to a delegation in London on the issues arsing out of the landmark cases Spar Shipping and MSC v Cottonex and how they may impact the future repudiation of commercial contracts. If you would like this presentation to be held in your offices or recieve the handouts from the evening's seminar please contact the Marketing Communications Manager Tamara McCombe tmccombe [at]...
Wed, 3/5/2017
We are pleased to announce that the next YPILG event, hosted by Matrix Chambers (London), will take place on Thursday 4 May 2017. The subject of the panel discussion will be Advocacy before international courts and tribunals: a practical guide.  The panellists will be Michelle Butler (Matrix), Dr Kate Parlett (20 Essex Street), Amy Sander (Essex Court Chambers) and Will Thomas (Freshfields), with Alison Macdonald QC (Matrix) as moderator. This event is now fully subscribed. To receive...
Tue, 2/5/2017
Dr Kate Parlett has joined Sir Daniel Bethlehem QC, Sir Michael Wood and Dr Philippa Webb on the Public International Law Advisory Panel of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The Advisory Panel provides guidance to the public international law programme of the British Institute and is comprised of prominent academics, practitioners, and government officials. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law has a vibrant and extensive programme of activities in...
Tue, 2/5/2017
20 Essex Street is delighted to announce the appointment of Jemma Tagg as Director of Strategic Development. Jemma, presently Head of International Relations at Slaughter and May, will join Chambers on 22 May 2017.    Jemma will work closely with Duncan Matthews QC, co-head of Chambers responsible for practice development, and with the Chambers Management Committee to expand members’ domestic and international practices and drive 20 Essex Street forward as a pre-eminent set in...
Fri, 28/4/2017
Members would like to record their great appreciation of and admiration for his unstinting loyalty and commitment and his great contribution to the success of Chambers over so many years. His huge experience and advice, combined with his professionalism and congenial, ‘can do’, attitude will be greatly missed by members and work colleagues alike. We have been very fortunate to have had Neil as our Senior Clerk and we wish him a very long, happy and well-deserved retirement....
Fri, 28/4/2017
Gordon Nardell QC will be delivering one of the keynote speeches on the subject of Brexit at the lunch hosted by Honorary British Consul Nicholas R. Teller and the Anglo-German Club on 10th May 2017. The Chairman and Committee of the Regional Group Northern Germany of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany have been allocated a limited number of seats and are extending the invitation to interested parties. If you would like to attend please RSVP online...
Thu, 27/4/2017
Nakul Dewan, is the Chief-Editor and contributor of a the book 'Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India', which is being released on Friday, 5 May 2017 at the Library Lounge, The Lodhi Hotel, New Delhi from 4.30 PM to 6:30 PM.   The book is a commentary on the execution and enforcement of arbitral awards in India, for both domestic and foreign seated arbitrations. Chapters have also been contributed by authors based in India and outside India. The Hon...
Wed, 26/4/2017
On 23 March 2017, the Commercial Court (Christopher Butcher QC) gave an interesting judgment rejecting a s. 68 challenge alleging “serious irregularity” in respect of an arbitration award. The judgment (attached below) has recently been published in anonymised form. The challenge failed on the facts but the Court also reached legal conclusions which helpfully clarify the law. First, in respect of challenges under s. 68(2)(a) alleging breach of the duty of fairness, the Court adopted...
Wed, 26/4/2017
Mr Justice Knowles CBE handed down a judgment on 25 April 2017 dismissing Mr Sevilleja’s jurisdiction challenge. This case raises a number of important issues on the proper construction of the tort jurisdictional gateway; the scope of the tort of procuring a breach of contract (in particular whether the cause of action extends to procuring a breach of rights under a judgment); and the rule against reflective loss. The case will be of particular interest to those considering what remedies...
Tue, 25/4/2017
The City Law School Oil and Gas Law Research Group (OGLRG) is comprised of academics and researchers at City University and seeks to establish close cooperation with the industry and energy sector law firms. OGLRG is hosting an 'Arbitration and Mediation in Oil and Gas Industry' panel discussion Tuesday 2nd May which Karen Maxwell will join to discuss “Obstacles to Enforcement of Arbitral Awards” with case studies based on reported arbitrations. For more...