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Tue, 1/5/2018
In collaboration with the HKIAC, 20 Essex Street is hosting a seminar titled 'Belt & Road Investment Disputes: The International Legal Landscape for Chinese Investors and Counterparties' on 8 May 2018. The programme will run as follows: 17.30 Registration and drinks reception 18.00 Welcome address and introduction - Duncan Matthews QC, 20 Essex Street 18.05 'Belt and Road Initiative' (BRI) and the unique selling points of the HKIAC to resolve BRI disputes - Sarah Grimmer,...
Mon, 30/4/2018
Dr Kate Parlett’s article on “Parties’ Engagement with Experts in International Litigation” has been published in the Journal of International Dispute Settlement. Kate’s article offers practice insights into dealings between parties and their counsel and tribunal - and party-appointed experts in international cases, including before the International Court of Justice and investment arbitration tribunals. Kate has particular experience in cases involving scientific...
Tue, 24/4/2018
April 2018 has seen the metals markets thrown into turmoil by the US imposition of sanctions on United Company Rusal. Any party in doubt as to whether it is impacted by the sanctions regime should seek prompt legal advice. Appropriate compliance procedures, including due diligence as to ownership structures, should be followed.  Parties should also seek legal assistance in the event of contractual disputes arising whether directly or indirectly from the knock-on impact of sanctions. ...