Briefings

Court of Appeal gives boost to legal professional privilege

12 September 2018

The English Court of Appeal in The Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited (ENRC) held that documents created in internal investigations were protected by litigation privilege. Thomas Ross and Kimberley Smith discuss.

Under what circumstances may a tribunal grant security for costs in investment treaty arbitration? (Manuel García Armas v Venezuela)

7 September 2018

Elvezio Santarelli and Monica Selvini assess the impact of the security for costs decision in Manuel García Armas v Venezuela.

Fluctuating oil prices revisited: contractual pressure points and lessons learnt

14 August 2018

This briefing provides an update on the January 2016 briefing “Fluctuating Oil Prices: Contractual Pressure Points and Lessons Learnt", and discusses how increased oil prices now affect contracts and offers solutions to some common issues.

Do arbitration agreements in bills of lading bind their holders?

14 August 2018

In Sea Masters Shipping Inc v Arab Bank (Switzerland) Ltd, the Court ruled that the holder of a bill of lading which includes or incorporates an arbitration agreement will be subject to the jurisdiction of a tribunal formed under the arbitration agreement.

Preventing operation of the prevention principle?

6 August 2018

How does the recent Court of Appeal judgment in North Midland Building Ltd v Cyden Homes Ltd affect the prevention principle in English law? The case is an important confirmation of the effect of concurrent delay on an employer's ability to levy damages for late completion.

No cross-undertakings in damages for ship arrests

3 August 2018

Charles Buss and Nick Payne discuss the recent decision of the Admiralty Court in London, Natwest Markets Plc v Stallion Eight Shipping Co. S.A., in which we acted for the successful party. Has the recent decision confirmed the attractiveness of England as a jurisdiction for the arrest of ships?

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