Region: United Kingdom

Abu Dhabi boutique opens in London

Mantle Law, an Abu Dhabi disputes boutique launched last year, has hired construction disputes partner Gurbinder Grewal from Dentons to launch a new office in London.

03 November 2021

UK Supreme Court rules again on governing law

The UK Supreme Court has refused to enforce an ICC award against a Kuwaiti food company after ruling that English law governed the arbitration agreement despite the choice of Paris as the arbitral seat – saying the risk of contradicting the French courts could not be avoided.

27 October 2021

Tesco award reaches checkout

UK supermarket chain Tesco says it has paid a £119 million award after it was held liable in a dispute over the multibillion-dollar sale of its Korean retail business.

11 October 2021

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Qatari sports broadcaster

Saudi Arabia is lifting its ban on Qatari state-backed broadcaster beIN Sport, paving the way for the potential settlement of a billion-dollar investment treaty dispute and a UK arbitration over the purchase of an English football club.

07 October 2021

Zimbabwe creditors race to enforce overlapping ICSID awards

Two sets of ICSID creditors have applied to a US court to enforce overlapping ICSID awards against Zimbabwe over land expropriations as they sue each other in London.

27 September 2021

After Brexit: the new landscape for English arbitration

While Brexit’s effect on the popularity of England-seated arbitration is still unclear, it poses significant practical difficulties for practitioners seeking to travel to participate in arbitrations in the EU. Stuart Dutson, Jonathan Schuman, William Dunning and Eliza Jones of Simmons & Simmons in London report.

24 September 2021

London boutique recruits from Linklaters

Mikhail Vishnyakov has joined London disputes boutique Cooke Young & Keidan as counsel after seven years at Linklaters.

24 September 2021

Ex-Cooley lawyer convicted of fraud

A court in London has convicted ex-Cooley lawyer Joshua Brien of defrauding the Commonwealth Secretariat and his former law firm out of over £600,000, including by misdirecting fees paid by an arbitration client and the government of the Maldives.

13 September 2021

Baker Botts names new practice heads

Baker Botts has named partners Johannes Koepp in London and Andrew Behrman in New York as co-chairs of its rebranded international disputes group, also appointing Alejandro Escobar as chair of the public international law practice within the group.

13 September 2021

Lalive hires from Skadden in London

Genevieve Poirier has joined Swiss firm Lalive as partner in London from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.

01 September 2021

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