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International Arbitration Report: Issue 21 out now

February 15, 2024

The latest version of our International Arbitration Report produced by the global International Arbitration team has just been released.

Case review: non-assignment clauses and transferring the right to arbitrate by operation of law

January 17, 2024

The disputes team have written an article discussing an interesting recent Court of Appeal decision regarding non-assignment clauses

Court considers evidentiary standard for service out of the jurisdiction where permission not required

January 04, 2024

The High Court considered the evidentiary standard a party must satisfy when seeking to rely on Civil Procedure Rule (CPR) 6.33(2B)(b) as the basis for serving a claim form out of the jurisdiction.

UK to sign Hague Convention 2019: what do I need to know?

December 20, 2023

On 23 November 2023, the UK government published its response to the consultation paper on the Hague Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters.

Commercial Litigation Round-Up – December 2023

December 19, 2023

Catch up on important legal developments in the past 4 months.

Court declines jurisdiction over claims against UK company for alleged harms by third party supplier

December 18, 2023

English High Court declined to exercise jurisdiction over claims against Dyson related to the alleged forced labour practices of a Malaysian supplier.

DIFC: injunctive relief for foreign proceedings only where DIFC Court has jurisdiction over respondent

October 12, 2023

Injunctive relief may only be granted in support of foreign proceedings if the claimant establishes that the DIFC Courts have jurisdiction over the respondent under a statutory gateway. If that is established, relief should be granted on established discretionary principles.

Court refuses to enforce foreign arbitration award against cryptocurrency exchange user

September 29, 2023

Discussing the Court's decision in Payward Inc and Others v Chechetkin [2023] EWHC 1780 (Comm).

Tulip Trading litigation: Do bitcoin developers owe a fiduciary duty to users?

May 30, 2023

Discussing the latest decision in the Tulip Trading v van der Laan litigation.

UK signs Singapore Convention: What do I need to know?

May 19, 2023

On 3 May 2023, the UK signed the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, known as the Singapore Convention.