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Recent Cases

Fri, 14/12/2018

SAS Institute Inc v World Programming Limited [2018] EWHC 3452 (Comm) Paul Lowenstein QC and Josephine Davies acted for the Defendant (WPL) which, on public policy, res judicata, abuse of process and statutory grounds successfully resisted enforcement of a US Judgment for... Read more »

Tue, 11/12/2018

Shulman v Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov [2018] In what circumstances may a court stay determination of a co-defendant’s jurisdiction challenge once the claim against an anchor defendant has been dismissed? That question was addressed, for the first time, in Shulman v Kolomoisky and... Read more »

Wed, 5/12/2018

Commercial Court gives judgment in ground breaking 'persons unknown' cyber-fraud litigation Commercial Court grants final proprietary relief and damages at trial in ground breaking cyber-fraud litigation that saw the first known Worldwide Freezing and Proprietary Injunctions against Persons... Read more »

Tue, 6/11/2018

Josephine Davies appeared for the Appellant in this significant Court of Appeal case arising from a pharmaceutical drug discovery collaboration agreement. The appeal concerned both liability and costs. Although, the Court found for the Respondents (on a point of construction) on the main liability... Read more »

Thu, 25/10/2018

Botas Petroleum Pipeline Corporation v Tepe Insaat Sanayii AS [2018] UKPC 31  The Privy Council has issued a judgment with important implications for companies that do business with States and state-owned entities. The Privy Council held that State immunity does not extend to the property of... Read more »

Fri, 21/9/2018

THE HAGUE, 21 September 2018. On Wednesday 3 October 2018, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will deliver its Order on the request for the indication of provisional measures made by Iran in the case concerning Alleged violations of the... Read more »

Wed, 12/9/2018

THE HAGUE, 29 June 2017. On 22 June 2017, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted resolution A/RES/71/292 in which, referring to Article 65 of the Statute of the Court, it requested the International Court of Justice to give an advisory opinion on the following questions: (a) “Was... Read more »

Thu, 30/8/2018

Add to my portfolioOn Friday 10 August 2018, Jacobs J gave judgment on the committal application in Mobile Telecommunications Company KSC v HRH Prince Hussam Bin Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Saud and ordered a sentence of 12 months imprisonment. Prince Hussam is a member of the Saudi royal... Read more »

Mon, 30/7/2018

In Euro-Asian Oil SA v Credit Suisse AG (handed down on 25 July 2018) the Court of Appeal upheld a judgment of over US$15 million obtained by Euro-Asian against Credit Suisse under a letter of indemnity (“LOI”). Euro-Asian had entered a contract to buy a quantity of oil on cif... Read more »

Wed, 18/7/2018

The English Commercial Court has, in a judgment dated 13 July, ruled in a case concerning an effort to enforce a US$112 million investment BIT award in favour of Russian oil producer Tatneft against Ukraine. The case involved arguments on state immunity in respect of whether a state is... Read more »