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Microsoft claim against Li-ion battery cartel stayed by English High Court due to arbitration clause
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 24 2017

In a judgment handed down by the UK High Court on 28 February 2017, Mr Justice Marcus Smith stayed claims against one defendant and set aside


Calling time on time limits?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • March 23 2017

CPR 54.5(2) is clear: the time limit for filing the claim form for judicial review may not be extended by agreement of the parties. The justification


INSOL 2017: Hot Topics - Avoid Being Burnt!
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Global, United Kingdom
  • March 22 2017

Billed as INSOL’s “most popular session”, the plenary session Hot Topics - Avoid Being Burnt! provided a brief overview of developments in the


English Court considers unilateral communications between arbitrator and party and anonymisation of judgments related to an arbitration
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 22 2017

In a recent challenge to an award made under s68 of the English Arbitration Act 1996, in Symbion Power LLC v Venco Imtiaz Construction Company the


Microsoft’s cartel damages claim caught by arbitration clause
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 22 2017

On 28 February 2017 the High Court held that a claim by Microsoft against Sony in tort for breach of competition law came within the scope of a


Fraud in civil claims - a rare judgment
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • March 21 2017

Allegations of fraud in civil claims under English law are not often actively pursued and rarely succeed. However, in the case of Celtic Bioenergy


Timeous Payment and Pay Less Notices - A Cautionary Tale
  • Hugh James Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • March 20 2017

The recent case of Kersfield Developments (Bridge Road) Limited -v- Bray and Slaughter Limited 2017 EWHC 15 (TCC) provides a reminder to all


(Re)insurance Weekly Update 10- 2017
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • March 20 2017

The defendants' costs in this case (which is the subject of a Group Litigation Order) have so far exceeded £100 million. They sought disclosure of


Bona fide challenge to arbitral award cannot be subject to security order
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 20 2017

The UK Supreme Court unanimously overturned the Court of Appeal in finding that the latter had no power, under the UK Arbitration Act 1996 or


Contracts procured by bribery: National Iranian Oil Company v Crescent Petroleum Company International, Crescent Gas Corporation Ltd 2016 EWHC 510 (Comm)
  • Bright Line Law
  • United Kingdom
  • March 20 2017

In October 2016, the High Court rejected an application to set aside an arbitration panels decision on the grounds of alleged bribery and