Region: United Kingdom

Jones Day hires from Dechert in London

Investor-state arbitration and public international law practitioner Michelle Bradfield has left Dechert to join the partnership at Jones Day in London.

10 February 2021

Redfern clears his schedule

Renowned arbitrator Alan Redfern – the founder of Freshfields’ international arbitration practice and inventor of the “Redfern schedule” – has retired from practice.

22 January 2021

United Kingdom

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20 January 2021

UK appeal court rules on duties of experts

The Court of Appeal in London has ruled that expert witness firm Secretariat breached a contractual duty to avoid conflicts of interest when it accepted appointments from different parties in related ICC construction cases – while refusing to hold that experts owe a fiduciary duty of loyalty to their client.

11 January 2021

LCIA names new registrar and deputy

Eliana Tornese has been named as the new registrar of the London Court of International Arbitration, with Wing Shek taking over as deputy registrar.

11 January 2021

Clyde & Co’s senior partner steps down

Peter Hirst is stepping down as Clyde & Co’s senior partner and co-chair of its global arbitration group to pursue opportunities outside of the law.

07 January 2021

UK court remits damages after LCIA panel refuses to fix error

The Commercial Court in London has ordered an LCIA tribunal to reconsider an award in a dispute between two Russian businessmen after it refused to correct a “computational error” that resulted in US$58 million in damages being awarded, rather than US$4 million.

11 December 2020

Thai bank must face fraudulent transfer claims

One of Thailand's largest commercial banks has failed to knock out part of a UK fraud litigation in which it is accused of conspiring to steal US$2 billion worth of wind energy assets and frustrate enforcement of a US$700 million ICC award.

26 November 2020

Panel told to rethink damages in Kazakh mining dispute

The Commercial Court in London has set aside the quantum findings in a US$50 million investment treaty award in favour of a Canadian mining company against Kazakhstan after ruling that the state was not given a fair opportunity to address damages.

24 November 2020

Mayer Brown promotes two

Mayer Brown has promoted Rachael O’Grady, who is acting in a treaty claim against Romania, to the partnership in London – while Raymond Yang is made counsel in Hong Kong.

20 November 2020

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