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Tue, 24/10/2017
On Friday 10th November 2017 Dublin will host Dublin International Arbitration Day with David Barniville SC and Colleen Hanley joining the distinguished panel to discuss: Brexit - is Ireland more attractive as a choise of seat in the wake of Brexit? Damages claims in international arbitration Interim measures: Emergency arbitrators versus the courts Conflicts of interest, disclosures and challenges Update on recent development in international arbitration For more information about the...
Mon, 23/10/2017
On 27-28 October, Professor Guglielmo Verdirame and Dr Kate Parlett will participate in the 3rd Conference on International Humanitarian Law in Rome, Italy. The conference will address The Protection of Civilian Population in Warfare – The Role of Humanitarian Organizations and Civil Society and will be held at the Scuola Ufficiali Carabineri. Guglielmo will contribute a paper on humanitarian organizations and civil society in public international law, and Kate will moderate a panel on...
Fri, 20/10/2017
On 28 September, a panel of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) in Lausanne issued its award in the arbitral proceedings between the Jersey Football Association (“the Jersey FA”) and the Union of European Football Associations (“UEFA”), in which the Jersey FA appealed the UEFA Executive Committee’s decision of 1 September 2016 to reject the Jersey FA’s application for UEFA membership. The CAS Panel (composed of José Maria Alonso Puig,...
Fri, 20/10/2017
On 28 September, a panel of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) in Lausanne issued its award in the arbitral proceedings between the Jersey Football Association (“the Jersey FA”) and the Union of European Football Associations (“UEFA”), in which the Jersey FA appealed the UEFA Executive Committee’s decision of 1 September 2016 to reject the Jersey FA’s application for UEFA membership. The CAS Panel (composed of José Maria Alonso Puig,...
Thu, 19/10/2017
The Supreme Court has handed down an important judgment on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, as incorporated into English law by the 1964 Diplomatic Privileges Act. The judgment considers the scope of a diplomat’s immunity to employment claims, international law on human trafficking, the scope of residual immunity when a diplomat ends his/her posting, and the principles that govern service of proceedings on a diplomat.  Sir Daniel Bethlehem QC and Sudhanshu Swaroop...
Tue, 17/10/2017
On 13 October 2017, Mr Justice Bryan (sitting as a deputy judge when hearing the case) handed down judgment in The Kyrgyz Republic v Stans Energy Corporation & Anor [2017] EWHC 2539 (Comm). That case concerned a jurisdiction challenge brought under section 67 of the Arbitration Act 1996 in respect of an award rendered by a tribunal (Professor Karl-Heinz Boeckstiegel, the Hon. Colin Campbell QC and Stephen Jagusch QC) earlier this year, in an UNCITRAL arbitration seated in London,...
Fri, 13/10/2017
Malcolm Jarvis is a contributing author to the practical and commercially focused third edition of the title 'Liquified Natural Gas' which provides a rare guide to the legal, regulatory, political and practical elements of today’s LNG business. Topics covered include: The latest developments in traditional LNG matters such as structuring projects, sale and purchase agreements and shipping LNG from shale and unconventional sources The forced reopening of contract terms...
Thu, 12/10/2017
The Lauterpacht Centre will be holding a Symposium on Friday 13th October 2017 to celebrate the life and work of Sir Elihu Lauterpacht CBE QC LLD, Honorary Professor Emeritus of International Law at the University of Cambridge, founder of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and member of 20 Essex Street, who died on 8 February 2017. The Symposium brings together Sir Eli’s former colleagues, students and friends to remember his influence on the law and their lives, and...
Wed, 11/10/2017
Dr Kate Parlett of 20 Essex Street and Sara Ewad co-authored this article discussing the rise in investment disputes with an environmental component. Key points the authors discuss include: More than 60 investment disputes filed since 2012 have involved some kind of environmental issue. Environmental obligations might be invoked by States against investors, by way of a counterclaim. The most likely basis of a counterclaim is the host State’s domestic law, binding on investors under...
Wed, 11/10/2017
Members of 20 Essex Street would like to congratulate Alexander Layton QC for being shortlisted for the 2017 King’s Award: Most Innovative Teacher. This award recognises the contribution of an individual (or group) over time which has led to a sustained impact that has significant benefits to the learning and teaching community at King's. Alex is a visiting professor at King's College London, teaching private international law. The winner will be announced on the...