DEUTSCHE BANK AG -v- SEBASTIAN HOLDINGS INC David Foxton QC (as the lead trial advocate) and Andrew Legg formed part of the team of counsel instructed by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer who successfully represented Deutsche Bank AG (DB) in litigation with Sebastian Holdings Inc. (SHI). Sebastian Holdings Inc. (SHI), which is a Monaco-based investment firm wholly […]
London Steam Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Association Ltd v Spain 2013 WL 4788858. QBD (Comm). Walker J. 20 September 2013
The case, a dispute between a London P&I Club and the Kingdom of Spain, involving one of the largest oil spills in recent years, raises the issue of when an applicant that took no part in the arbitral proceedings can challenge an arbitration award. The High Court’s decision to confirm the primacy of the “Dallah principle”, by giving Spain full opportunity to challenge the tribunal’s jurisdiction at the enforcement stage and granting the necessary extensions, emphasises the primacy that the English courts place on preserving a party’s ability to challenge a tribunal’s jurisdiction in circumstances where that party has chosen not to participate in the proceedings. The Court also considered the argument that no time limit was applicable to challenges under s. 72(2) and held that whilst a non-participating party wishing to challenge an award under s.72(2) is prima facie obliged to comply with the 28-day time limit set out in s.70(3), the Court will have regard to the Dallah principle in considering whether a time extension will be granted.
Sara Cockerill QC and Anna Dilnot acted for the defendant, the Kingdon of Spain; instructed by K&L Gates LLP.
Who’s Who Legal has named Toby Landau QC as the most “highly regarded individual” in international arbitration for 2014. He receives the accolade in the 2014 edition of The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration, which was compiled through a peer and client endorsement process. While he has previously appeared in the top 25, it […]
Legal Week has announced the shortlist for The British Legal Awards 2013, celebrating achievement, excellence and innovation in the legal industry and Essex Court Chambers is one of seven sets nominated for Chambers of the Year. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony at Old Billingsgate Market on 28 November.
At last night’s Chambers Bar Awards ceremony, for the ninth year running, Essex Court Chambers and its members went home with the International Arbitration Set of the Year Award; David Joseph QC was awarded Arbitration Silk of the Year. In the same week, The Legal 500 announced the winners of its awards which were only […]
Currently, only biological mothers are entitled to maternity leave under the Equality Act 2010. On 26 September 2013, Advocate General Kokott’s Opinion in the case of CD v ST was published by the Court of Justice of the European Union. AG Kokott considered that intended mothers (as opposed to biological mothers) who have a baby […]
Essex Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Andrew Hochhauser QC has been authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Chancery Division of the High Court
On the 01 October 2013, Rebecca Stripe, Adam Woolnough and Peter Webster join Essex Court Chambers on the successful completion of pupillage.
Essex Court Chambers is pleased to announce the appointment of Geraldine Andrews, Q.C., to be a Justice of the High Court. The appointment is with effect from 1 October 2013. The Lord Chief Justice will assign Geraldine Andrews to the Queen’s Bench Division. She will be sworn in by the Lord Chief Justice at 9.30am […]
The members of Essex Court Chambers welcome a significant cross-recruit with barrister Daniel Oudkerk QC moving from 11KBW. The respected Silk is best known for his employment and commercial law work, with a particular emphasis on commercial disputes with an employment ‘twist’. Since taking silk in 2010 he has been instructed in many of the […]
Sir John Thomas, a former member of Essex Court Chambers, has been appointed Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and will be sworn in on 1 October 2013. Sir John was a member of Essex Court Chambers for 25 years prior to his appointment as a Justice of the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division […]