Toby Landau QC and Jessica Wells, instructed by Kieron O’Callaghan and Ben Hornan of Hogan Lovells London, represented Norwegian state oil company Statoil in the defence of the application by the Algerian state oil company Sonatrach to set aside an ICC award. Mr Justice Flaux dismissed the application in the English Commercial Court and upheld […]
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The crisis in Crimea has led to EU economic sanctions listing Russian individuals involved in Russia’s bid to absorb the peninsula. The aim is to force Russia to change course. Germany’s Chancellor Merkel is reported as saying that the EU has listed different individuals to the US because the EU is bound by the requirement […]
Paul McGrath QC’s second edition of “Commercial Fraud in Civil Practice”, just published by the Oxford University Press (OUP), builds on the excellent reputation earned by the first as a comprehensive and practical work focussing on civil law claims and remedies. As well as attracting very favourable reviews, the first edition has been most recently […]
Second edition The only book to bring together all the elements of law and practice that must be considered by commercial fraud litigators Contains substantial treatment of the use and abuse of trusts in commercial fraud User-friendly approach includes a summary of critical elements at the start of each chapter This new edition includes a […]
When faced with fresh upheaval in the world, the first “weapon” the EU reaches for today are the so-called “targeted” sanctions. Though there is a significant overlap between traditional sanctions falling short of a full trade embargo, e.g. those which prohibit dealings in a commodity such as petroleum with specified states, the innovation presented by […]
Three members of Essex Court Chambers have been appointed to the newly formed Attorney General panel for Public International Law (PIL). Professor Dan Sarooshi has been appointed to the Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel (PIL); Jessica Wells to the Attorney General’s ‘B’ Panel (PIL) and Amy Sander to the Attorney General’s ‘C’ Panel (PIL). Essex Court […]
Otkritie, one of Russia’s largest independent financial groups, was awarded damages of over US$170 million on Monday 10th February 2014 with Mr Justice Eder ruling it was the victim of “a cunning and well-orchestrated fraud”, principally by its former employees. Instructed by Hogan Lovells (Neil Mirchandani and Neil Dooley), Steven Berry QC, Nathan Pillow and […]
Launched on 18 February 2014, the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2014 covers over 41 jurisdictions and identifies the top lawyers in the region. Essex Court Chambers’ members dominate the Dispute Resolution: Arbitration: The English Bar – Singapore http://www.chambersandpartners.com/188/2580/editorial/8/2#10389_editorial with David Joseph QC and Toby Landau QC, the only silks ranked. Jern-Fei Ng appears in the Juniors’ […]
The results of the Queen’s Counsel appointments were announced in the media today. At Essex Court Chambers, Charles Ciumei has been informed that he will be elevated to silk at a ceremony to be held on 14th April 2014.
Article appeared in Entertainment Law Review issue 2 2014 published by Thomson Reuters.
Volatility in the commodity markets – together with events such as the financial crisis, liberalisation of the gas markets in Europe, the development of gas hubs and the continuing influx of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into Europe – has put increasing pressure on pricing in many long-term gas sales agreements into continental Europe. This has […]
Leading legal weekly The Lawyer has unveiled its Hot 100 list for 2014 naming the high-flyers who it believes will help shape the legal profession in the year to come and David Foxton QC of Essex Court Chambers is one of the eleven barristers considered “hot” and listed in the Bar section. This is what […]