Following the landmark introduction of the first Civil Transactions Law in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, members of the Dubai team examine its key features.
In this article, the Singapore Dispute Resolution team discusses recent case law developments in banks’ obligation to make payment under letters of credit, where such obligation is tainted by false and/or fraudulent representations made by the beneficiary.
A maritime flavour to this edition of Commercial Disputes Weekly, with cases on tonnage limitation and cargo damage, as well as decisions on state immunity and formation of an oral contract.
Welcome back to Commercial Disputes Weekly. In our post-holiday edition, we look at cases on sanctions, adjudication, arbitration, jurisdiction and bankruptcy.
Highly respected dispute resolution and international arbitration expert Guy Hardaker has joined the firm as a Consultant in Singapore.
Deep Seabed Mining Insights: Potential Pitfalls with a “Precautionary Pause” to Deep Seabed Mining15 August 2023
As the International Seabed Authority concluded Part II of its 28th Session, a number of member States continue to call for a “precautionary pause” on deep seabed mining activities. This article examines this proposal and potential legal issues should it go ahead.
In a recent case, WFW’s Dubai and London Dispute Resolution teams successfully defeated a challenge to an LCIA award brought under section 68 of the English Arbitration Act 1996.
Thumbs up for emojis – the cautionary case of South West Terminal Ltd v Achter Land and Cattle Ltd7 August 2023
This article discusses the recent Canadian judgment of South West Terminal Ltd v Achter Land and Cattle Ltd, which should be noted with caution by trading companies and other organisations whose personnel regularly discuss contract terms via informal communication methods, such as WhatsApp, Telegram or WeChat.
In this article, our Dubai Dispute Resolution team examines a recent DIFC Court of Appeal judgment concerning a FIDIC Red Book construction claim.
The deal includes disposing of the 2,800 TEU container ships Cimbria and Cardonia.