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Dr Kate Parlett’s article on jurisdiction of law of the sea tribunals has been published in the journal Ocean Development and International Law. In several recent Awards, Part XV tribunals constituted under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea have been called upon to decide claims based... Read full »

Monica Feria-Tinta and Alistair Wooder submitted comments to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the reform of sanctions legislation after Brexit. The UK’s current system of economic sanctions is highly dependent on EU legislation.  With Brexit, that will inevitably change. The FCO... Read full »

On the 20 Essex Street Jurisdiction and Conflict of Laws blog Josephine Davies reviews the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Dexia Crediop SpA v Comune di Prato [2017] EWCA Civ 428 (15 June 2017) which comes as a blow for litigants who hope that foreign law will allow them to... Read full »

On 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain issued statements cutting ties with Qatar – allegedly as a response to what is said to be Qatar’s attempts to destabilise the region by funding Islamic militants. Over the past 2 weeks, a coalition of Gulf states led by... Read full »

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the MSC Eugenia case – MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co SA v Glencore International AG [2017] EWCA Civ 36. In this 20 Essex Street Bulletin Matthew McGhee highlights that in doing so, the Court warned carriers about the use of technological shortcuts... Read full »

In the first lecture in the King James Lecture Series, Sir Daniel Bethlehem QC spoke on Aspects of Dispute Resolution in the International World. Read full »

This lecture by Sir Daniel Bethlehem was held in association with the American Society of International Law on 28 March 2009. Read full »

Taking the recent handed down judgment by Andrews J on Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd [2017] EWHC 1017 (QB) as example, in this 20 Essex Street Bulletin Christopher Newman provides insight as to when documents can be granted privileged... Read full »

Honourary Chairman of the HKIAC Dr Michael J Moser and former HKIAC secretary-general Chiann Bao have jointly composed the only detailed commentary on the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules. The 'Guide to the HKIAC Arbitration Rules' gives an insider's perspective on how the... Read full »

Following their appearance in Marex Financial Limited v Carlos Sevilleja Garcia, David Lewis QC and Richard Greenberg report in this 20 Essex Street Bulletin on the 25 April 2017 judgment of Mr Justice Knowles in which Mr Sevilleja’s application challenging the Court’s... Read full »