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Wed, 9/1/2019
Andrew Dinsmore has published a further article on cybersecurity breaches in the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, (2018) 11 JIBFL 693, titled ‘Financial institutions beware: cybersecurity lessons from the Wm Morrisons Supermarket case'. The article considers, in depth, the High Court and Court of Appeal judgments in Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarket Plc (First Instance: [2018] 3 W.L.R. 691; Court of Appeal: [2018] EWCA Civ 2339).  This is an...
Thu, 20/12/2018
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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 some US$26 million. Moreover, WPL obtained the first ever judgment under s.6 of the Protection of Trading Interests Act 1980 (PTIA). This means that WPL will recoup two thirds of all sums paid to SAS in respect of the treble...
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...