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Payment of Interest on Arbitration Award to Sanctioned Iranian Entity Prohibited

In a geopolitically significant case, the English High Court opined on important provisions of the EU sanctions regime. By Charles Claypoole, Robert Price, and Olivia Featherstone The judgment of the English High Court in Ministry of Defence & Support for Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran v. International Military Services Limited [2019] EWHC … Continue Reading

Another Key Decision on Corporate Separateness – High Court Finds That There is No Arguable Case for Unilever to be Held Liable for the Acts and Omissions of Kenyan Subsidiary

By Paul Davies, Michael Green, Samuel Pape and Charles Rae In a recent decision, the High Court has ruled that Unilever plc (Unilever), the ultimate holding company of the Unilever Group, does not owe a duty of care to protect the employees and residents of a tea plantation owned and operated by a Kenyan subsidiary … Continue Reading

Rebalancing the Law on Asymmetric Jurisdiction Clauses

By Jumana Rahman and Hayley Pizzey Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft v Liquimar Tankers Management Inc [2017] EWHC 161 (Comm) Summary The English High Court has held that asymmetric jurisdiction clauses are exclusive jurisdiction clauses for the purposes of the Recast Brussels Regulation[1] (the Recast Regulation). Where claims are issued by disputing parties in the courts of two … Continue Reading

Pyrrho Investments Ltd v MWB Property Ltd: A Landmark Decision on Predictive Coding in e-Discovery

By Oliver Browne and Hayley Pizzey Anyone engaged or interested in the electronic disclosure process should pay close attention to the landmark decision handed down earlier this year by the English High Court in Pyrrho Investments Ltd v MWB Property Ltd (‘Pyrrho’),[1] the first ever decision on the use of predictive coding software. What is … Continue Reading

Litigation Funding Cements England’s Insolvency Litigation Hub Status

By Simon Bushell Much like the English Scheme of Arrangement which has become a popular debt restructuring solution for international debtors, the English High Court is an attractive forum for insolvency litigation thanks to the potent combination of wide-ranging powers available to Insolvency Practitioners (IPs) under the Insolvency Act 1986, and the increasing availability of … Continue Reading
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