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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. ...
Thu, 19/4/2018
A joint task force of ICCA and the School of International Arbitration at QueenMary University of London unveiled the final draft of its long-awaited report on third-party funding on the second day of the 2018 ICCA Congress in Sydney. The 259-page report was unveiled during a packed breakfast seminar.  The 50-strong task force was led by three-co chairs, Catherine Rogers of Penn State Law and Queen Mary, Stavros Brekoulakis of Queen Mary and ...
Wed, 18/4/2018
Will we soon see claims for compensation resulting from cyber-attacks in the maritime sector? 2017 saw a significant stepping up of global cyber-crime; and there appears to be a growing understanding that the shipping industry is particularly vulnerable to attack. Despite efforts to counter such attacks, it can only be a matter of time before cyber risks translate into actual claims against, and perhaps liability on the part of shipowners. In the 20 Essex Street Bulletin attached below ...
Wed, 18/4/2018
Simon Milnes participated in a panel discussion in Colombia on 13 April 2018 at the 2nd Conference on Arbitration of the Centre for Arbitration and Conciliation of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá. Simon presented on “Anti-Suit Injunctions as a tool for managing cross-border litigation and supporting arbitration”, as part of a panel on judicial intervention in the arbitral process.