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Wed, 22/3/2017
On April 4th at a conference jointly hosted by Queen Mary University of London and CBAR titled "The State as a Party to Arbitration Proceedings" Monica Feria-Tinta joins a panel to discuss sovereign immunity. For more information please see the event flyer below.
Tue, 21/3/2017
In this 20 Essex Street Bulletin, Angharad Parry reviews the circumstances in which an implied duty of good faith have been adopted in the four years since The Yam Seng [2013] EWHC 111 [QB].
Fri, 17/3/2017
Alexander Layton QC's extensive commercial, public international law and state immunity practice has seen him sat as an arbitrator in international commercial arbitrations both in the UK and abroad and give expert evidence on English and European law in proceedings in Europe, Russia, Canada, Latin America and the United States. As such, he is frequently requested to lecture on topics of European and international law in Britain, Europe and the United States. His lecture ...
Wed, 15/3/2017
Duncan Matthews QC, Philip Edey QC, Stephen Atherton QC, David Lewis QC, Blair Leahy, Andrew Fulton, Tony Beswetherick and Josephine Davies look forward to catching up and sharing their expertise with clients and peers at The C5 Fraud Asset Tracing and Recovery event in Geneva this week.  Philip Edey QC and Andrew Fulton will share their civil fraud trial experience in the Bribery: Does Size Matter? seminar tomorrow. See here for more details.
Wed, 15/3/2017
In this article featured in the Journal of International Business and Law, Sean Snook and Alistair Wooder consider the potentially unhelpful consequence of the decision in Lehman Brothers International (Europe) v Exxonmobil Financial Services BV and some consequent close-out conundrums.
Tue, 14/3/2017
In this 20 Essex Street Bulletin, Angharad Parry of 20 Essex Street Chambers and Catherine Devine of CMS provide an overview and update on the Shorter Trial Scheme which began in the Rolls Buildings in October 2015.
Thu, 9/3/2017
Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities, and Remedies - Third Edition, Edited by Simon Mortimore QC Blair Leahy and Andrew Feld are the chapter authors of "Directors' Liabilities: Exemption, Indemnification, and Ratification" in the new third edition of 'Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities, and Remedies'. This is a new edition of the established authority on the law relating to directors of companies incorporated under the UK Companies Acts.  In...
Wed, 1/3/2017
Mrs Justice Elizabeth Lang DBE found that the Court did not have jurisdiction to hear largely personal injuries claims brought by Kenyan employees and other persons present on and around a tea plantation operated by Unilever Tea Kenyan Limited in Kericho, Kenya. The injuries were alleged to have been caused by criminal third parties during post-election violence following the 2007 Kenyan Presidential Elections. The finding of no jurisdiction was primarily based on the proposed claim against...
Wed, 1/3/2017
Mrs Justice Elizabeth Lang DBE found that the Court did not have jurisdiction to hear largely personal injuries claims brought by Kenyan employees and other persons present on and around a tea plantation operated by Unilever Tea Kenyan Limited in Kericho, Kenya. The injuries were alleged to have been caused by criminal third parties during post-election violence following the 2007 Kenyan Presidential Elections. The finding of no jurisdiction was primarily based on the proposed claim against...
Mon, 27/2/2017
Josephine Davies obtained complete remission of the 18 month prison sentence imposed for contempt of court resulting from breaches of a worldwide freezing order.  It is thought to be the first case were complete remission has been granted where opposed. Mr Reznik (the Defendant) was subject to a worldwide freezing order in support of an LCIA arbitration.  He failed to comply with the asset disclosure requirements.  He then failed to attend the committal hearing which took place,...