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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 Bogolyubov [2018] EWHC 3182 (Ch). The claimant purported to serve proceedings on the second defendant (the “anchor defendant”) in England on the basis that he was domiciled there. The claimant then...
Wed, 5/12/2018
David Lewis QC has contributed a chapter, titled "Cultural Considerations in Advocacy: United Kingdom", to Global Arbitration Review (GAR) publication, The Guide to Advocacy - Third Edition. The Guide to Advocacy is the essential resource for those working in arbitration. 24 chapters cover a range of topics, with text boxes of insight from leading arbitrators throughout. The Guide is a useful tool for junior lawyers who wish to develop their advocacy skills, as well as a manual for...
Tue, 4/12/2018
The inaugural London International Disputes Week (LIDW) is taking place 7-10 May 2019. LIDW is aimed at lawyers, judges, arbitrators, academics and others involved in using or administrating dispute resolution from around the world and hailing from numerous sectors. London holds a unique appeal as a centre for handling disputes, whether through the courts or by arbitration, mediation, expert determination or negotiation, built upon a rich heritage in English law dating back to the Magna...
Fri, 30/11/2018
The Appeal from Popplewell J’s decision in Glencore Energy UK v Freeport Holdings (“The Lady M”) [2017] EWHC 3348 (Comm); [2018] 2 All ER (Comm) 219 is due to be heard in December. In anticipation of that hearing, Timothy Hill QC and Andrew Feld, who act for the defendant owners, review the points of law established by the case, in particular: (i) that the definition of barratry includes a subjective, mental element; and (ii) that the fire exception in Art. IV(2)(b) of the...
Thu, 29/11/2018
20 Essex Street is delighted to be co-hosting a unique event with CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP and The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law on Monday 28th January 2019 in London. State owned enterprises are increasingly crucial in the global economy. There are thousands of State owned corporations operating transnationally. For example, the Chinese central government owns more than 50 000 enterprises, valued at US$2+ trillion and employing over 9 million people. Given the number...
Tue, 20/11/2018
Saulawa & Another v Abeyratne & Another [2018] EWHC 2463 (Ch) The court considered the requirements under CPR 38.7 for granting permission to bring a fresh claim arising out of the same facts as a claim which had been discontinued. On the facts of this case, the fresh claim was a re-run of a claim that had been settled by a settlement agreement and consent order some three years previously. The court considered that there should be a natural reluctance to allow re-litigation of a...
Fri, 16/11/2018
Members of 20 Essex Street are delighted to be supporting the 2nd annual Asset Recovery International conference in Dublin. The conference will be held between 27 February – 1 March 2019. Bringing together global experts form the industry, the conference will provide in-depth guidance on various aspects of fraud litigation, enforcement and contentious insolvency. Duncan Matthews QC and Stephen Atherton QC from 20 Essex Street will be speaking at the conference on the 28 February and 1...
Wed, 14/11/2018
Andrew Dinsmore has been instructed by SPG Law on behalf of another large group of claimants to bring an action against Cathay Pacific following their high-profile cybersecurity breach. This follows Andrew’s recent instruction in the similar British Airways data breach but this case is significantly larger as the data breach affects 9.4 million customers from across the globe.   Andrew practices in high-value, complex commercial litigation and has developed a specialism in...
Tue, 13/11/2018
Monica Feria-Tinta joined an expert round table on “The Role of International Courts in Protecting Environmental Commons”, convened by PluriCourts, the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and the Environmental Law Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu on 9th November.  Monica's contribution focused on the role of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and the law of the sea, in protecting...
Tue, 13/11/2018
Monica Feria-Tinta joined an expert round table on “The Role of International Courts in Protecting Environmental Commons”, convened by PluriCourts, the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and the Environmental Law Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu on 9th November.   Monica's contribution focused on the role of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and the law of the sea, in...