Blogs & Articles

The LCIA publishes its 2020 Rules: A light-touch update to meet modern needs

13/8/2020 | Blogs & Articles

On 11 August 2020 the LCIA unveiled the long-awaited update to its Arbitration Rules (the '2020 Rules'). The 2020 Rules will become effective on 1...

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Sevilleja (Respondent) v Marex Financial Ltd (Appellant) – Reflective Loss: a "will o' the wisp" ensnared

20/7/2020 | Blogs & Articles

On 15 July 2020, the Supreme Court allowed the appeal in Marex v Sevilleja UKSC 2018/0178, in the process providing much needed definition to the...

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Anti-suit injunctions: Lessons from Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha v Chubb Seguros Brasil SA

10/7/2020 | Blogs & Articles

The recent case of Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha v Chubb Seguros Brasil SA [2020] EWHC 1223 (Comm) provides an important reminder of the circumstances in...

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The Risk in the Rescue: The Duties and Potential Liabilities of Monitors under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act

7/7/2020 | Blogs & Articles

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act has been raced through Parliament on an emergency basis in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and came...

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Collateral Waivers and “Cherry Picking”– a recent update from PCP Capital Partners LLP v Barclays Bank Plc [2020] EWHC 1393 (Comm)

25/6/2020 | Blogs & Articles

Legal professional privilege is regarded as a fundamental right of the client to whom that privilege belongs. The loss of that privilege through...

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Admissibility of without prejudice communications – piercing privilege

10/6/2020 | Blogs & Articles

In the recent case of Berkeley Square Holdings & Ors v Lancer Property Asset Management Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 1015 (Ch) the High Court provided a...

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The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill: What it means for Directors and Creditors

3/6/2020 | Blogs & Articles

The Government has published the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill setting out the measures it intends to bring in to help businesses survive...

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Eating Your Cake and Having It Too: The Equitable Doctrine of Approbation and Reprobation in MPB v LGK

29/5/2020 | Blogs & Articles

The proverb "You can’t have your cake and eat it too" makes more sense to some people in the reverse, and it was in fact first formulated in that...

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Mastermelt Ltd v Siegfried Evionnaz SA: The return of the Italian torpedo?

12/5/2020 | Blogs & Articles

In a recent case before the High Court, Mastermelt Ltd v Siegfried Evionnaz SA [2020] EWHC 927 (QB), a dispute arose over whether the Swiss or...

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The Suspension of Wrongful Trading Provisions and Directors’ Continuing Liabilities and Duties

27/4/2020 | Blogs & Articles

Amongst a set of far-reaching new measures designed to ease the pressures and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK businesses, the UK Government...

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Locked down, but not out: How the Courts rose to COVID-19’s challenge

22/4/2020 | Blogs & Articles

"It will not be business as usual". These were the understated words employed by the Lord Chief Justice to herald the judicial system's impressive...

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COVID-19 and its impact on International Arbitration: the show must go on

14/4/2020 | Blogs & Articles

Since our first COVID-related blog on 3 March 2020, events have moved rapidly all over the world as the global pandemic extends its reach into...

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Taking of evidence by way of deposition from a non-party witness in aid of foreign arbitration proceedings - A and B v C, D and E [2020] EWCA Civ 409

8/4/2020 | Blogs & Articles

The late Frank Sinatra sang “Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today, I want to be a part of it, New York, New York”. His advice was not...

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Vicarious liability boundaries restored... but for how long?

3/4/2020 | Blogs & Articles

The Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeal ruling of last year, that Morrisons are vicariously liable for the malicious theft and...

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Standing in the way of control: PD51U, subsidiaries and disclosure

2/4/2020 | Blogs & Articles

In Pipia v BGEO Group Ltd [2020] EWHC 402 (Comm), the Business and Property Courts set out important guidance on the meaning of ‘control’ for the...

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COVID-19 - A potential crisis for the international insurance market

26/3/2020 | Blogs & Articles

Many businesses in all industry sectors, particularly those involved in retail, energy, construction, infrastructure, hotels, sport & leisure,...

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When the boiler plate matters: force majeure and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

3/3/2020 | Blogs & Articles

The recent outbreak of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 has in a relatively short period of time morphed from a local crisis to a tangible global...

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SCOR SE v BARCLAYS BANK PLC – [2020] EWHC 133 (Comm)

3/3/2020 | Blogs & Articles

On 30 January 2020, Christopher Hancock QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) rejected Barclays’ application to stay Commercial Court...

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ChapelGate v Money – Attention Funders!

2/3/2020 | Blogs & Articles

On 25 February 2020, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in ChapelGate Credit Opportunity Master Fund Ltd v Money & Ors [2020] EWCA Civ 246,...

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Challenges to Enforcement: s.103(2) of the Arbitration Act

20/2/2020 | Blogs & Articles

This blog examines two recent cases involving challenges to enforcement under s.103(2) of the English Arbitration Act 1996 (the "Act"). Both cases...

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