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After almost 40 years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, including several leading the international arbitration team in London, Nigel Rawding QC is joining Twenty Essex as an arbitrator.
29 April 2021
UPDATED. Following a lengthy debate involving prominent lawyer-peers in the UK, the House of Lords has agreed that a requirement that its members declare work and earnings from governments of foreign states in a register of interests should override the duty of confidentiality that counsel and arbitrators owe to their clients.
21 April 2021
The judicial committee of the Privy Council has upheld a challenge to an award issued in the Bahamas for serious irregularity – marking the first time the UK’s top judges have considered the requirement that the irregularity cause substantial injustice since the decision of the House of Lords in the Lesotho Highlands case 15 years ago.
20 April 2021
UK supermarket chain Tesco says it has been held liable in an arbitration over the US$6 billion sale of its Korean retail business.
15 April 2021
The Commercial Court in London has refused to restrain a call on a bond in a dispute over the US$215 million construction of a peat-fired power plant in Rwanda pending an ICC emergency arbitration in Singapore.
15 April 2021
A London court has rejected an application by the former majority shareholders in Yukos to lift a stay of enforcement over their US$50 billion awards against Russia, ruling they must wait until the Dutch Supreme Court rules on the state’s set aside bid.
14 April 2021
Essex Court Chambers has announced the departure of Toby Landau QC and other members of its affiliate practice in Singapore following China's imposition of sanctions on the London-based set; while Jern-Fei Ng QC is moving to another chambers in London.
29 March 2021
James Clanchy, a former registrar and deputy director of the LCIA, has been appointed honorary secretary of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association.
19 March 2021
The European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against the UK over its plan to delay the implementation of Brexit legislation on trade in Northern Ireland, beginning a process that could see the dispute referred to arbitration.
15 March 2021
A judge in California has refused to allow the US Department of Justice to seize escrow funds held by Clyde & Co for an arbitration client that are allegedly linked to the 1MDB embezzlement scandal in Malaysia.
12 March 2021
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