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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 »

Tue, 27/3/2018

Cockerill J sitting in the Commercial Court in London today granted summary judgment allowing in its entirety a claim brought by Eric Daniels against Lloyds Banking Group, which he formerly led as CEO, in relation to its refusal to transfer to him over 2 million shares to which he was entitled... Read more »

Fri, 9/3/2018

[2017] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 203 (Commercial Court) Appeal from arbitration award dealing with the meaning of “consequential losses” in the context of an exception clause in an SAJ form shipbuilding contract.  The case gives guidance as to when the phrase “consequential losses... Read more »

Fri, 2/3/2018

The Commercial Court handed down judgment in the latest of a series of cases (most recently The Bremen Max [2009] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 81 and The Zagora [2017] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 194) considering the construction and operation of the international P&I Clubs’ standard form for letters of... Read more »

Thu, 22/2/2018

Renewable energy operator RES UK and Ireland Limited, represented in the High Court in Belfast by Gordon Nardell QC, has succeeded in judicial review proceedings about its proposed 7-turbine wind farm at Barr Cregg, near Derry City. Gordon was called temporarily to the Bar of Northern Ireland... Read more »