Region: United Kingdom

Contempt case against Deripaska revived on appeal

The Court of Appeal in London has ruled that former Russian deputy finance minister Vladimir Chernukhin can proceed with his bid to have Oleg Deripaska committed to prison for contempt of court – also finding that a judge’s criticism of Clifford Chance arbitration partner Marie Berard “may not have been fair”.

30 November 2021

Law Commission to review UK's 1996 Act

The Law Commission of England and Wales has announced it will conduct a review of the 1996 Arbitration Act to ensure English law remains the “gold standard” for international arbitration.

30 November 2021

The art of attention: new approaches to witness evidence

One year after the ICC’s report on the accuracy of fact witness memory, Simon Hems and Chloe Steele of McGuireWoods consider what international arbitration practitioners can learn from recent changes to the way witness statements are prepared for litigation in England and Wales.

15 November 2021

Dismantling intra-EU investment arbitration: an opportunity for London

The EU is undermining the rule of law by systemically dismantling the investment treaty arbitration system between member states but this represents a “unique opportunity” for London, said panellists at GAR Live London.

11 November 2021

UK bill proposes arbitration scheme for covid rent disputes

A newly published UK bill aims to establish a binding arbitration process for commercial landlords and tenants who fail to reach an agreement on rent arrears caused by coronavirus.

11 November 2021

Spain and France escape lawsuits in oil spill saga

The Court of Appeal in London has blocked an insurance club from pursuing litigation against Spain and France over their failure to comply with awards relating to an oil spill in the Atlantic 19 years ago – but related arbitrations brought by the club will proceed.

09 November 2021

1MDB not too late to challenge Abu Dhabi settlement

The Commercial Court in London has ruled that Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB is not too late to challenge a multibillion-dollar arbitral settlement with an Abu Dhabi government-owned entity that it alleges was intended to cover up a massive fraud.

04 November 2021

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

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