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Thu, 8/12/2016

David Lewis QC succeeded in obtaining from the Supreme Court of Gibraltar an anti-suit injunction restraining proceedings being pursued before the New Jersey Courts. The dispute arises between Bwin, the internet gaming company, and various former shareholders of Bwin including “internet... Read more »

Tue, 15/11/2016

Ruling in favour of the Claimant, for whom Josephine Davies was instructed, the Court held that attendance notes made by in-house or external lawyers of conversations with employees could not be the subject of legal advice privilege where they had been made by way of seeking information from... Read more »

Fri, 7/10/2016

CoA decides that Payment of Hire under Time Charterparties is not a Condition – The Astra is laid to rest Michael Coburn QC and Josephine Davies acted for the Appellant in Spar Shipping AS v Grand China Logistics Holding (Group) Co Ltd.  In its landmark judgment delivered today, [2016]... Read more »

Thu, 6/10/2016

Michael Ashcroft QC appeared for the successful Appellant ("the Borrower") in this high profile representative action affecting over 6,200 policyholders of the West Bromwich Mortgage Company Ltd ("the Lender"). The dispute concerned buy-to-let "tracker" mortgages and... Read more »

Thu, 8/9/2016

Thomas Raphael QC and Oliver Caplin of 20 Essex Street acted for the claimant biotechnology company (“Fujifilm”) in this important case in which they successfully resisted a challenge from a Bermudan domiciled defendant to the Court’s jurisdiction to serve it out of the... Read more »

Tue, 30/8/2016

In Integral Petroleum SA v Melars Group Limited (2016 EWCA Civ 108), the Court of Appeal confirmed the High Court’s wide discretion in relation to the way in which it chooses to deal with challenges to arbitral awards and confirmed the strict limitations on granting permission to appeal... Read more »

Fri, 5/8/2016

On 5 August 2016 Mr Justice Knowles handed down judgment re-opening a LCIA arbitration nearly 6 years after a US$28 million award. Enforcement difficulties had arisen in the PRC. The award debtors had asserted that one of the award creditors was not party to the underlying contract (and, therefore... Read more »

Fri, 29/7/2016

On 27 July 2016 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in this interesting case raising important issues relating to the law of contract and international trade.  The case arose out of the shipment of 35 containers of cotton to Bangladesh in mid 2011.  The containers were owned by the... Read more »

Thu, 28/7/2016

Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Byologics Company Ltd v Abbvie Biotechnology Limited [hearing July 2016, judgment forthcoming] – in a major intellectual property dispute, worth £1.2m per day, a jurisdictional question of general importance relating to the scope of the Court’s powers to serve... Read more »