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In this 20 Essex Street Bulletin 'Man-in-the-middle fraud: How to prevent it, who is at risk, and what to do when it all goes wrong Matthew McGhee covers the essentials on this increasingly common form of civil fraud. Read full »

In an interview for Lexis Nexis, Monica Feria-Tinta discusses the opening up of Cuba's relations in the Americas - and emerging related business opportunities - in the wake of Obama’s March 2016 visit to Cuba, the first by a US President in nearly a century. The interview... Read full »

Using the long-standing dispute over the territory of Western Sahara as a case study Dr Kate Parlett highlights the need for treaty parties to take account of potential human rights implications in the application of trade and investment agreements, particularly where there are issues... Read full »

In this back to basics piece (attached below), Matthew McGhee outlines the various routes by which a respondent can challenge the jurisdiction of an arbitration. Read full »

This increasingly referred to 'Damages Claims for the Infringement of EU Competition Law' text analyses the development and impact of the current legal framework on damages claims for the infringement of competition law. Colleen Hanley reviewed the latest edition in Common Market Law... Read full »

In this piece first published in The Lawyer, Sara Masters QC and Belinda McRae outline three steps the UK Government should take to assuage fears of upheaval in the system of commercial dispute resolution following Brexit. The full article can be found below. Read full »

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,... Read full »

On 21 November 2016, the arbitral community, policy-makers, representatives of governments, the private sector, NGOs and academics met in Stockholm at a conference organized jointly by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Chamber of Commerce, and... Read full »

In an article for EJIL: Talk! Monica Feria-Tinta looks at the wider questions The South China Sea award raises and its possible impact on the role of arbitration in inter-state disputes. Looking at rare examples in international law in which States chose not to appear to... Read full »

In this article published in the Journal of International Business 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. Read full »