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What EU Oil Spill Insurance Ruling Means For UK Arbitration

The decision has some implications for the enforcement of arbitration awards in the U.K. This is the latest in the long line of judgments relating to the sinking of the oil tanker MV Prestige in 2002 off the Atlantic coast …

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Lawyers welcome plans to boost arbitration laws to secure London’s status as leading disputes hub

The article stated that lawyers have welcomed the Law Commission’s plans to amend the Arbitration Act 1996 with a view to strengthening the UK’s position as a “leading destination” for commercial disputes. The Law Commission’s plans aim to boost the …

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Remote arbitration hearings

Video links have, of course, been used in international arbitration hearings for many years, for instance, to take the evidence of witnesses or experts. The Covid pandemic has brought about a major change in that many arbitration hearings are either …

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English Court confirms it has no jurisdiction to permit a counterclaim in enforcement proceedings

In Selevision Saudi Co v BeIN Media Group LLC [2021] EWHC 2802 (Comm), the High Court held that it had no jurisdiction to permit a counterclaim in proceedings to enforce a New York Convention award pursuant to section 101(2) of …

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Republic of Mozambique v Credit Suisse – bribery claims proceed by way of arbitration

The decision of the Court of Appeal in Republic of Mozambique v Credit Suisse International and others [2021] EWCA Civ 329 reaffirms the arbitration-friendly approach taken by the English courts and the mandatory nature of stays of court proceedings under …

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Arbitration and Foreign Governments: Peers debate transparency vs. confidentiality

In a decision due to have an impact on the arbitration activities of leading lawyers, on 20 April 2021, the House of Lords Conduct Committee agreed to the tougher transparency regime proposed in their report on “Registration of members’ foreign …

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The court granted a stay of proceedings under section 9 of the Arbitration Act 1996, finding a reference to “court” in the underlying contract to be a reference to the London Court of International Arbitration. The case is a reminder …

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Litigation funding

Guide to the funding available to claimants for complex commercial litigation (and arbitration). It may be helpful for foreign lawyers who may not have a detailed knowledge of litigation funding or who may operate in a jurisdiction where it is …

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Arbitration clauses in ISDA master agreements

International arbitration is increasingly recognised as the preferred dispute resolution mechanism for cross-border derivative transactions although historically parties typically opted for litigation, even when the dispute included an international component, and with English and New York laws as traditionally the …

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