Post on 25 Sep 2017
Michelmores' Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Garbhan Shanks considers the options over one year on from the Referendum. On 24 June 2016, the result of the UK's referendum on EU membership revealed that the majority of UK voters had opted to leave the union. Since that date, the UK...
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Post on 7 Jul 2017
Stati v Kazakhstan [2017] EWHC 1348 (Comm) The English Commercial Court (the 'English Court') has granted the Republic of Kazakhstan ('RoK') permission to amend its application to set aside permission to enforce a Swedish arbitral award to include allegations of fraud, notwithstanding contrary...
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Post on 3 May 2017
Background "The role of the court in a commercial dispute is to give legal effect to what the parties have agreed, not to throw its hands in the air and refuse to do so because the parties have not made its task easy." (Leggatt J) Associated British Ports (ABP) and Tata Steel UK (TATA) were parties...
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ICC Arbitration Rules | Arbitration Law
Post on 9 Mar 2017
Could the new expedited procedure tempt parties away from the LCIA and other institutions? The ICC has long been regarded as one of the foremost arbitration venues for the resolution of high value, complex international disputes, but its reputation for being expensive and overly bureaucratic has...
Finance and Investment
Litigation
Arbitration
Post on 7 Oct 2016
Essar Oilfield Services Limited v Norscot Rig Management Pvt Limited (2016) In a decision that may come as a surprise to many, the High Court has upheld an arbitrator's decision to allow recovery of a third party funder's success fee from the unsuccessful party. The claimant in the arbitration,...
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Post on 21 Jul 2016
We previously reported the Court of Appeal's judgment in Versloot Dredging BV v HDI Gerling, which confirmed that, under English law, an insured who employs a fraudulent device to advance an otherwise good claim will forfeit its right to the entire claim. On 20 July 2016 the Supreme Court allowed...
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Post on 20 Jul 2016
In Lungowe and others v Vedanta Resources plc and another the High Court considered whether, in the light of the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) in Owusu v Jackson, it was able to stay a claim against an English domiciled company on forum non conveniens grounds. The...
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Post on 26 May 2016
In the recent case of Cofely Ltd v Bingham and another [2016] EWHC 240, the Commercial Court granted an application to remove an arbitrator under section 24 of the Arbitration Act 1996 ("s.24"), on the grounds of apparent bias. Background Cofely, a major construction company, instructed claims...
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Post on 5 Feb 2016
On 2 February 2016, the Enterprise Bill had its second reading in the House of Commons. The Bill passed its second reading and will now be considered by a Public Bill Committee.  Prior to the second reading, on 27 January 2016, the House of Commons produced a briefing paper informing MPs of the key...
Insurance
International
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Trademark dispute | London Taxi 3D shape
Post on 1 Feb 2016
In a recent decision of the High Court ('the Court') in The London Taxi Corporation Ltd (t/a The London Taxi Company) v Frazer-Nash Research Ltd and another the trade marked 3D shapes of London taxis were held to be invalid, on the basis that they were not distinctive and consisted of a shape which...
Intellectual Property
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