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Monica Feria-Tinta has authored an Article for the Journal of International Arbitration - Issue 34, No 4 (601-630) International investment law has appeared to be in recent years “the fastest growing area of international law at this time”. Not surprisingly, therefore, ... Read full »

International investment law has appeared to be in recent years “the fastest growing area of international law at this time”.       Not surprisingly, therefore, conflicts in the law have arisen, in that context, at a fast rate. Inadequate treatment of rules giving... Read full »

In the wake of the Prime Minister Theresa May triggering Brexit and the government publishing the details of its "Great Repeal Bill", Gordon Nardell QC examines the legitimacy of the Bill's Henry VIII powers. Read full »

Michael Collett QC, Clare Ambrose and Karen Maxwell have authored the 4th edition of London Maritime Arbitration which provides detailed and practical guidance on how London Maritime Arbitration works in practice against the background of English arbitration law and the Arbitration Act 1996.... Read full »

In this 20 Essex Street Bulletin, Socrates Papadopoulos analyses the Supreme Court Judgment in "The New Flamenco" case concerning the assessment of damages, in particular whether benefits obtained by an innocent party following a breach should be taken into account when... Read full »

Dr Kate Parlett’s article on jurisdiction of law of the sea tribunals has been published in the journal Ocean Development and International Law. In several recent Awards, Part XV tribunals constituted under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea have been called upon to decide claims based... Read full »

Monica Feria-Tinta and Alistair Wooder submitted comments to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the reform of sanctions legislation after Brexit. The UK’s current system of economic sanctions is highly dependent on EU legislation.  With Brexit, that will inevitably change. The FCO... Read full »

On the 20 Essex Street Jurisdiction and Conflict of Laws blog Josephine Davies reviews the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Dexia Crediop SpA v Comune di Prato [2017] EWCA Civ 428 (15 June 2017) which comes as a blow for litigants who hope that foreign law will allow them to... Read full »

On 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain issued statements cutting ties with Qatar – allegedly as a response to what is said to be Qatar’s attempts to destabilise the region by funding Islamic militants. Over the past 2 weeks, a coalition of Gulf states led by... Read full »

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the MSC Eugenia case – MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co SA v Glencore International AG [2017] EWCA Civ 36. In this 20 Essex Street Bulletin Matthew McGhee highlights that in doing so, the Court warned carriers about the use of technological shortcuts... Read full »