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Recent Cases

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 »

Fri, 13/7/2018

The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in the case of Orexim Trading Limited v Mahavir Port and Terminal Private Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 1660, raising important issues as to the service of claims under s.423 of the Insolvency Act 1986 out of the jurisdiction.  The Claimant,... Read more »

Thu, 5/7/2018

The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in the case of Bou Simon v BGC Brokers LLP [2018] EWCA 1525 (Civ). The question for the Court was whether the trial judge had been correct to imply a term into a loan agreement requiring the appellant broker to repay a loan made by his... Read more »

Thu, 28/6/2018

In this case, the Commercial Court allowed a challenge pursuant to s69 Arbitration Act 1996 and remitted an arbitral award to a Tribunal for further consideration.  In the underlying arbitration, Charterers had brought an action against Owners in respect of the alleged unauthorised fumigation... Read more »

Fri, 22/6/2018

In Eastern European Engineering Limited v Vijay Construction (Proprietary) Ltd, the Commercial Court heard an application for a worldwide freezing order (“WFO”) in support of enforcement of an ICC Paris Arbitration Award against a company incorporated in Seychelles. Mr Justice Butcher... Read more »

Wed, 13/6/2018

In Qatcom LLC v Stephen Derek Jones and Others [2018] EWHC 492 (Comm), the Claimant successfully applied for urgent interim mandatory and prohibitory injunctions in order to recover certain of its electronic assets, including its domain name. The Claimant is an online ‘Yellow Pages’... Read more »

Fri, 25/5/2018

In Uttam Galva Steels Limited v Gunvor Singapore Pte Ltd, Mr Justice Picken considered an application under s. 67 of the Arbitration Act 1996 against a ruling of an LME arbitrator in relation to claims under 8 bills of exchange. The Court held that the objection to jurisdiction had been raised too... Read more »

Thu, 3/5/2018

In A Local Authority v X and Others [2018] EWHC 874 (Fam) Mrs Justice Gwynneth Knowles was required to consider the nature, purpose and duration of the "reasonable period”, in Article 39(2) of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR), during which a person who has enjoyed... Read more »

Tue, 17/4/2018

Conversant Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L v. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd & ors [16.04.18] Mobile phones can talk to each other because industry standard-settings organisations (SSOs) set technical standards (3G, 4G etc) which manufacturers and network operators comply with. Those standards are... Read more »

Tue, 17/4/2018

Today, 17 April 2018, the Court of Appeal (Gloster and Flaux LJJ) handed down judgment in this important carriage of goods case concerned with limitation of liability. In a decision of great significance to the container trade and the wider shipping industry, the Court dealt with issues concerning... Read more »