Members of Essex Court Chambers V V Veeder QC, Toby Landau QC, Samuel Wordsworth QC and Jern-Fei Ng QC have been recognised in The Legal 500 International Arbitration Powerlist UK, launched at the new International Arbitration Centre last week. The International Arbitration Powerlist UK showcases 200 of the UK’s leading arbitration practitioners working in law […]
Naomi Hart summarises the ICJ’s advisory opinion in the Chagos Archipelago proceedings. Read the summary in full here. In these proceedings, Professor Vaughan Lowe QC and Naomi Hart were instructed by the Republic of Cyprus. Samuel Wordsworth QC was instructed by the United Kingdom.
On 22nd March 2019, David Foxton QC delivered the keynote speech at the London School of Economics on “The ‘Acceptable’ Cartel? Horizontal Agreements under Competition Law and Beyond”. The workshop was held to mark the centenary of the House of Lords decision on restraint of trade in McEllistrim v Ballymacelligott Co-Operative Agricultural and Dairy Society […]
Judgment was handed down on Friday 15 March 2019 in Bank Mellat v Her Majesty’s Treasury  EWCA Civ 449. Lord Justices Gross, Peter Jackson and Coulson, sitting in the Court of Appeal, dismissed the appeal in favour of the Respondents (HMT), and upheld the decision of Mrs Justice Cockerill dated 19 September 2019, requiring […]
In Lehman Brothers Finance AG v Klaus Tschira Stiftung GmbH  EWHC 379 (Ch), Snowden J was asked to resolve a series of questions concerning the determination of “Loss” following an “Automatic Early Termination Event” under the ISDA Master Agreement (1992 Multicurrency-Cross-border form). The main issues related to the date by reference to which the determination of […]
Sir Bernard Eder will be speaking at the Admiralty Bar Group debate: “Ship Arrest after the Alkyon: Is Counter Security just over the horizon?” The debate will be held at 6pm on Thursday 7 March 2019 at the IDRC, 70 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1EU. Please view the flyer here for more information.
An independent review has been published on how effectively the fit and proper person test prevents unsuitable board directors from being redeployed or re-employed in health and social care settings. Tom Kark QC and Jane Russell were commissioned to undertake the review by Stephen Barclay MP, following the findings of Dr Bill Kirkup who examined […]
Judgment was handed down on Thursday 28 February 2019 in Cargill International Trading Pte Ltd v Uttam Galva Steels Ltd  2 WLUK 473. Mr Justice Bryan, sitting in the Commercial Court, granted summary judgment in favour of the claimant and held that Cargill was entitled under the terms of a contract to default interest […]
In a reserved judgment handed down on Friday 1 March 2019 in Aqaba Container Terminal (PVT) Co. v. Soletanche Bachy France SAS  EWHC 471 Comm, Mr Justice Robin Knowles sitting in the Commercial Court upheld the claim by claimant (ACT) seeking declaratory and final anti-suit injunctive relief against the defendant (SB) in respect of […]
In this case note Graham Dunning QC, Jern-Fei Ng QC and Adam Woolnough examine the decision of the Commercial Court in Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company v Dean Investment Holdings S.A. et al  1 WLR 82 regarding the Claimant’s reliance on the “presumption” or “evidential assumption” under English law that in the absence of satisfactory evidence of […]