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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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Arbitration

An overview of our expertise representing corporate clients in high-value international and domestic arbitration matters.

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ENGLISH HIGH COURT STAYS COURT PROCEEDINGS IN FAVOUR OF ARBITRATION

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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DIRECT ACCESS SUPPORT FOR COUNSEL:

An overview of our litigation and arbitration services supporting Counsel instructed by clients on a direct access basis. Our offering is most suited to cases where Counsel is instructed by substantial clients, overseas lawyers or in-house counsel

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Uk Supreme Court Rules On Apparent Bias Of Arbitrators

Background The case arose from the 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and subsequent oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, in which 11 offshore workers died. Thousands of civil claims were brought against oil giant BP, the …

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Taking evidence in international arbitration – IBA rules versus the Italian and English legal systems

The choice of arbitration as a means of alternative dispute resolution allows the parties to tailor many aspects of the process to the needs of a specific dispute. This brief guide has been prepared for Italian lawyers and provides an …

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LCIA ARBITRATION:

The London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”) is one of the world’s leading international institutions for commercial dispute resolution. This guide, prepared mainly to assist non – UK parties, provides an overview of the Court and its processes.

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