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This article considers the impact of Brexit on the conflict of laws rules in England and Wales in relation to jurisdiction, enforcement of judgments, choice of law and the future role of the European courts and their judgments. This article was authored by Andrew Dinsmore and Richard... Read full »

Matthew McGhee collaborated with law firms Royston Rayzor, Rajah & Tann and Steenstrup Stordrange, and world leading marine insurance provider Skuld to produce Skuld's January 2018 publication The Field. This edition, titled 'Spotlight on Insolvency: restructuring procedures in US, UK... Read full »

Congratulations to Michal Hain who has won first prize in this esteemed essay competition, titled “Access to justice in the 21st century: how can it be maximised?” for 2017. Michal is currently undertaking a pupillage at 20 Essex Street. Second prize was awarded to 20 Essex Street... Read full »

Dr Kate Parlett appeared on behalf of the Republic of Costa Rica in cases before the International Court of Justice concerning maritime delimitation, territorial sovereignty over coastal areas of Isla Portillos, and compensation for environmental damage. On Friday 2 February, the... Read full »

Lawrence Akka QC is the co-author with Steven Baker (Cadwalader) and Rachel Glass (Bird & Bird) of 'IT Contracts and Dispute Management' the first English law book on IT project disputes. The book is available from Edward Elgar Publishing in March 2018. The authors draw on extensive... Read full »

David Lewis QC and Richard Greenberg report on the recent judgment of Mr Justice Andrew Baker in which Phones 4U obtained summary judgment dismissing a counterclaim brought by EE in: Phones 4U Limited (in administration) v EE Limited [2018] EWHC 49 (Comm). The case will be... Read full »

The latest issue of the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation (JIBLR Volume 33 Issue 2 2018) is out and it contains an article authored by Monica Feria-Tinta and Alistair Wooder, titled "Sovereign Debt Enforcement in English Courts: Ukraine and Russia meet in the Court of Appeal... Read full »

Paul Lowenstein QC (of 20 Essex Street), instructed by Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP, led a team of juniors including Harris Bor and Matthew McGhee (of 20 Essex Street) and Philip Hinks in a series of public hearings in London in November and December 2017, when the Commercial Court confirmed a... Read full »

This is the second briefing note on the use of a fused process involving both arbitration and mediation to resolve an international commercial dispute that has been referred to arbitration. This note examines the recent legislative attempts to introduce the use of arb-med in New South Wales,... Read full »

Tom Leary has had his case comment on the von Pezold v Zimbabwe ICSID arbitration published in the Journal of World Investment & Trade. The case raised the question of investor-state arbitration’s sensitivity to the human rights of non-disputing parties. The case concerned the escalation... Read full »