On Friday 9 November 2018 the Commercial Court gave judgment in favour for 23 former employees of AIG on breach of contract claims in relation to monies which were not paid following the bail out of AIG in 2008. The contract claims turned principally on the construction of a Connecticut law deferred compensation scheme. The […]
Following a number of high-profile investments by private equity interests in North Sea infrastructure, this article by David Foxton QC and David Davies published in the International Energy Law Review  I.E.L.R. 55 considers the legal obstacles which the terms of the Joint Operating Agreement regulating the relationship of the co-owners to an asset may […]
In ED&F Man v RJ O’Brien and others, the DIFC Court of First Instance (H.E. Justice Omar Al Muhairi) dismissed pre-trial applications brought by the Defendants, including an application for an anti-suit injunction to restrain proceedings in the United States. The DIFC held, on application of English common law principles, that the United States proceedings […]
In a claim in the Commercial Court, Christopher Hancock QC (sitting as a Judge of the High Court) found in favour of a Chinese manufacturer, Yuchai Dongte, in its claim for payment on a Letter of Credit. The issues before the Court were: (a) whether the Defendant financial services firm was the issuing bank of […]
The 19th edition of Arnould: Law of Marine Insurance and Average was published on 24 October 2018, edited by a team from Essex Court Chambers (Jonathan Gilman QC, Mark Templeman QC, Claire Blanchard QC, Philippa Hopkins QC and Neil Hart) The new edition includes an extensive analysis of the impact of the Insurance Act 2015 […]
The members of Essex Court Chambers received the following awards at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018, which took place last night at the London Hilton Park Lane: International Arbitration – Set of the Year David Scorey QC – Insurance Silk of the Year David Craig QC – Employment Silk of the Year Essex Court […]
This paper is a revised version of a talk given by Charles Ciumei QC at the Bar European Circuit Annual Conference in Stockholm on 21 September 2018. Click here to access the full version.
Amy Sander summarises the recent judgment of the International Court of Justice in Bolivia v Chile.
An article in which Helen Morton considers why multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses, in particular those which provide for negotiation, conciliation or mediation prior to court proceedings or arbitration, are becoming increasingly popular amongst commercial parties: Agreements to agree: are multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses the exception?
Edmund King QC considers how far parties should be free to exclude fiduciary duties with particular reference to terms typically found in bonds and intercreditor agreements. Click here to read the full article.