Region: United Kingdom

ICCA Edinburgh postponed again

The ICCA Congress in Edinburgh has been postponed once again due to the pandemic and will now take place in late 2022.

23 June 2021

Indemnity costs in unsuccessful applications for set aside: different approaches compared

Sapna Jhangiani QC of Clyde & Co and Jarret Huang of the Singapore Management University School of Law look at a recent decision of the Singapore Court of Appeal that adds to debate on the role of indemnity costs in unsuccessful applications to set aside arbitral awards, comparing the court’s approach to those of the Hong Kong and English courts.

17 June 2021

Privy Council reinstates award against Mauritian state entity

The Privy Council in London has reinstated a US$120 million SIAC award against a Mauritian state-owned company, ruling that the island nation’s courts were not entitled to review an arbitrator’s finding that the underlying contract was not illegal.

14 June 2021

Reliance and Shell win another round in Indian oilfield dispute

India has challenged a partial award permitting Reliance and a Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary to recover further development costs for an offshore oilfield - in a US$5 billion arbitration that has lasted more than a decade

08 June 2021

Steptoe hires partners in UK and US

Steptoe & Johnson has hired Diamond McCarthy’s international disputes head Juliya Arbisman and partner Robby Mockler, who have a focus on natural resources and energy, while recruiting Leigh Mallon from Fried Frank.

07 June 2021

English court restrains Armenian suit over mining venture

A Russian state-owned bank has obtained an English anti-suit injunction to restrain an Armenian businessman from pursuing litigation in his home country in a US$320 million dispute over a mining project.

25 May 2021

Volterra Fietta ordered to repay former client in BIT case

London boutique Volterra Fietta has been ordered to repay US$1.6 million to a former client after its conditional fee agreement for an investment treaty arbitration was found to be unenforceable.

25 May 2021

Howard Kennedy hires India practice head in London

Arish Bharucha has left disputes boutique Cooke Young & Keidan to join the partnership at another London firm, Howard Kennedy, where he will head its India practice.

19 May 2021

Time to reform the 1996 act?

The Law Commission of England and Wales is inviting comment on whether it should review the 1996 Arbitration Act and consider introducing trust law arbitration in the jurisdiction.

12 May 2021

London: de-centre of the world?

On the first day of London International Disputes Week, a panel discussed how the city’s arbitration, litigation and ADR offerings have adapted to the new “decentralised” landscape – with talk of their pervading popularity for Russians, the impact of Brexit and covid and the challenge of maintaining pre-eminence in a competitive market.

10 May 2021

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