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David Lewis QC and Richard Greenberg report on the recent judgment of Mr Justice Andrew Baker in which Phones 4U obtained summary judgment dismissing a counterclaim brought by EE in: Phones 4U Limited (in administration) v EE Limited [2018] EWHC 49 (Comm). The case will be... Read full »

The latest issue of the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation (JIBLR Volume 33 Issue 2 2018) is out and it contains an article authored by Monica Feria-Tinta and Alistair Wooder, titled "Sovereign Debt Enforcement in English Courts: Ukraine and Russia meet in the Court of Appeal... Read full »

Paul Lowenstein QC (of 20 Essex Street), instructed by Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP, led a team of juniors including Harris Bor and Matthew McGhee (of 20 Essex Street) and Philip Hinks in a series of public hearings in London in November and December 2017, when the Commercial Court confirmed a... Read full »

This is the second briefing note on the use of a fused process involving both arbitration and mediation to resolve an international commercial dispute that has been referred to arbitration. This note examines the recent legislative attempts to introduce the use of arb-med in New South Wales,... Read full »

Tom Leary has had his case comment on the von Pezold v Zimbabwe ICSID arbitration published in the Journal of World Investment & Trade. The case raised the question of investor-state arbitration’s sensitivity to the human rights of non-disputing parties. The case concerned the escalation... Read full »

Building on the popular first edition of 'The Guide to Advocacy' from Global Arbitration Review, the second edition of this practical book on how to be persuasive during international arbitration is as a useful tool for junior lawyers who wish to develop their advocacy skills, as well as a... Read full »

Dr Philippa Webb is the co-author of a new instalment in the most important English-language treatise on international law. Oppenheim’s International Law: United Nations is a new publication in the Oppenheim’s series. The series dates back over a century and is regarded... Read full »

In this 20 Essex Street Bulletin Monica Feria-Tinta and Alistair Wooder  examine  Blair J’s decision in Law Debenture Trust Corp plc v Ukraine [2017] EWHC 655 (Comm), in which Russia was granted summary judgment in a claim for USD 3bn due under Eurobonds issued by... Read full »

In this 20 Essex Street Bulletin Malcolm Holmes QC reflects that practitioners in common law jurisdictions such as England and the like minded jurisdictions of Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong have been slow to embrace the use of a fused process involving both arbitration and mediation to resolve... Read full »

In October 2017, the UK Supreme Court delivered judgments in two landmark cases on immunity. In an article for EJIL: Talk! Dr Philippa Webb examines the Judgment in Reyes v Al-Malki on diplomatic immunity. The original article can be viewed here. Read full »