Commercial Litigation Round-Up – August 2023
August 28, 2023
A helpful round-up of important recent cases, procedural developments and hot topics for businesses to help busy in-house counsel keep up to date, particularly those who are involved in managing disputes.
Judicial review reform and climate change/ESG actions: Risks to your business?
July 03, 2023
Considering some of the changes introduced by the Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022, what they may mean for climate change related judicial review proceedings and how the courts have dealt with recent judicial review proceedings in this area.
Court makes ruling on climate related derivative claim against energy major's directors
June 01, 2023
Norton Rose Fulbright’s disputes team have written a briefing note on the High Court’s decision refusing permission to allow ClientEarth to bring a derivative claim on behalf of Shell plc (Shell) against its directors.
International arbitration and the future of energy disputes
May 25, 2023
The latest version of our International Arbitration Report produced by the global International Arbitration team has just been released.
Court of Appeal allows Brazilian environmental group litigation to proceed
March 24, 2023
Guidance on when a claim may be struck out as an abuse of process under the Court’s general case management powers in CPR 3.4(2)(b) and, importantly, signals that the English courts are willing to hear multi-jurisdictional ESG group actions.
Court dismisses challenge to UK Export Finance support for Mozambique LNG project
March 01, 2023
The Energy disputes team have written an article on the recent judgment in R (Friends of the Earth Ltd) v Secretary of State for International Trade/UK Export Finance (UKEF) & Anor  EWCA Civ 14.
2023 Annual Litigation Trends Survey findings
February 08, 2023
Norton Rose Fulbright recently released its 18th Annual Litigation Trends Survey, polling more than 430 US- and Canada-based corporate counsel working in financial services, energy, healthcare, technology and other industries.
Latest version of the International Arbitration Report
January 13, 2023
The latest version of the International Arbitration Report provide updates on important legal and practice developments from around the world, such as the impact of the European energy crisis on international arbitration. It also includes an interesting article focusing on the “standard” components of an arbitration agreement which provides a warning of where poor drafting can result in unnecessary litigation.
Group litigation in environmental damages claims
September 01, 2022
The growth and challenges of the rise of group actions
Court of Appeal considers “unusual extension” to duty of care principles
March 30, 2021
The Court of Appeal for England & Wales recently held, unanimously, that a claim brought in relation to events that took place overseas can proceed to a trial of the substantive issues in the English courts against an English shipbroker.