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Tue, 10/10/2017
As the new legal year started last week in London, the 20 Essex Street 'Jurisdiction & Conflicts of Laws Blog' is running a short series of posts covering developments and cases you might have missed over the summer. You can find the most recent updates and the archive here. Click here to subscribe to the blog.
Thu, 5/10/2017
It is with great pleasure that 20 Essex Street announces Colleen Hanley has been called to the Bar of Ireland. On the 4th October she was called to the Kings Inns and on the 5th October at the Supreme Court in Dublin. Colleen is well known for her practice across a broad range of commercial law including shipping, commodities and international arbitration. Her call to the Bar in Ireland will add to her versatility as a barrister who has considerable expertise in both UK and European...
Mon, 2/10/2017
Commercial and investment arbitral activity in relation to the energy and mining sectors of Africa and Latin America has risen rapidly. In the first of a series of events focusing on energy and mining arbitration in these two regions, on 28th of September, 20 Essex Street held (on this occasion in partnership with Ince & Co) an event discussing the landscape, the peculiarities, the issues to be considered prior to arbitration, cases, trends, and enforcement challenges, concerning energy and...
Fri, 29/9/2017
Dr Kate Parlett is speaking at the Permanent Court of Arbitration India Conference in New Delhi next Saturday 7 October, on advocacy in inter-State disputes. Kate will be drawing upon her experience as advocate before the International Court of Justice in disputes on matters including sovereignty over territory, maritime boundaries, and transboundary environmental harm. Kate will also participate as part of the faculty for a Capacity Building International Seminar on Investment on Treaty...
Mon, 25/9/2017
20 Essex Street is delighted to announce that Mark Tushingham has accepted an offer of tenancy on completion of his pupillage. Mark has gained a good breadth of experience in both domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, as well as in investment treaty arbitrations through his pupillage at 20 Essex Street, his time in practise as a barrister in New Zealand, working as a law clerk for Sir David Williams QC and as research assistant for Hong Kong based arbitrator Dr...
Thu, 21/9/2017
Alexander Layton QC and Albert Dinelli have co-authored chapters on 'Freezing injunctions and search orders' and 'Proper law (doctrine)' in The Encyclopedia of Private International Law, the definitive reference work in the field.  The text brings together 195 authors from 57 countries, shedding light on the current state of Private International Law around the globe, providing unique insights into the discipline and how it is affected by globalization...
Wed, 20/9/2017
Energy specialist Gordon Nardell QC has been granted temporary call to the Bar of Northern Ireland to appear in a renewable energy dispute in the High Court in Belfast. Gordon acts for independent renewables operator RES UK and Ireland Ltd. RES has brought judicial review proceedings against Northern Ireland’s Planning Appeals Commission. The Commission dismissed an appeal by RES against a decision by Derry City and Strabane District Council to refuse consent for a proposed seven-turbine...
Mon, 18/9/2017
Michael Ashcroft QC will be joining Norweigan firm Schjødt to provide a workshop for key players in Nordic arbitration on the 16th November 2017 covering the following areas: Trends in Nordic arbitration "Emergency arbitrators" – the experience from UK and Sweden (SCC) The increasing use of "witness statements" – does it really enlighten the case and enhance efficiency? Supreme Court Judge Borgar Høgetveit Berg Discussion The scope of...
Thu, 14/9/2017
Dr Kate Parlett is speaking at a conference at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington DC on “The Duties, Rights and Powers of International Arbitrators”. Kate is participating in a panel on the EU’s proposal of an investment court system, and her presentation focusses on procedural innovations in the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).  For further details and to register please see the attached flyer.
Tue, 12/9/2017
Since the 2016 Referendum, most sectors have been considering how they will be affected by Brexit. In the attached 20 Essex Street Bulletin, legal advisor and litigant Angharad Parry explains why arbitration in England and Wales is unlikely to be negatively affected by Brexit.