Dispute resolution

Staying ahead of disputes in Europe

US businesses operating in Europe will have no shortage of legal, political and commercial issues on their plate right now, from the implementation of the GDPR and a host of...

Written on 8 Mar 2018

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Don’t blame the parents: court finds claim against parent company for Nigeria oil leaks “bound to fail”

Large international corporations may face a difficult choice between controlling the risks arising from far-flung subsidiaries and protecting the parent companies from liability, following a Court of Appeal judgment handed...

Written on 20 Feb 2018

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Litigation privilege in internal investigations: is litigation the dominant purpose?

In a judgment reported recently, Sir Geoffrey Vos has given a potentially important judgment on legal professional privilege. He distinguished the present case from the controversial judgment of Andrews J in...

Written on 19 Feb 2018

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A new way to combat online crime | landmark freezing order granted in internet fraud against ‘ghost’ perpetrators

A worldwide freezing order (WFO) has been granted against ‘Person(s) Unknown’ who, in what appears to have been a cyber-attack, caused several million dollars of the claimant’s funds to be...

Written on 7 Feb 2018

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Letters of Credit | Supreme Court overturns longstanding Court of Appeal authority on jurisdiction over debt under letters of credit

In the recent case of Taurus Petroleum v State Oil Marketing Company of the Ministry of Oil, Republic of Iraq, involving third party debt orders (TPDO), the court held that...

Written on 7 Feb 2018

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Brussels Regulation | merits test applies to claim against an anchor defendant

In a decision which confirms the established practice of the English Courts, the English Court of Appeal held, in the recent case of Sabbagh v Khoury, that jurisdiction under the...

Written on 7 Feb 2018

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