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A trio of liquidation decisions overseas application of S.213, costs of compliance with S.236 and effects of arbitration clause on debt recovery actions
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 3 2015

Recent weeks have seen a number of decisions concerning liquidations - in this article we explore three of the more interesting ones. 1) Overseas

Overhaul of Practice Direction on Pre-Action Conduct
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • April 17 2015

The Ministry of Justice has finally published new Practice Directions and amendments to existing Practice Directions and Pre Action Protocols to the

Contentious business update - Spring 2015
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 31 2015

Until recently, a view had begun to take root in legal and business circles that the Bribery Act 2010 would follow in the footsteps of similar

Monde Petroleum SA v Westernzagros Ltd 2015 EWHC 67 (Comm)
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 5 2015

In this case the court considered competing jurisdiction clauses in a consultancy agreement and related settlement agreement. The parties had entered

General counsel update - march 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 5 2015

Protecting your investments: further public consultation to be launched on Investment Protection in the USEU Free Trade Agreement

Arbitration claim forms and state immunity in the Commercial Court
  • Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 9 2015

On 23 January 2015, in consideration of the State Immunity Act 1978 ("SIA") the Commercial Court (Hamblen J) set aside two without notice orders

International quarterly - issue 12, 2014
  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
  • Global, United Kingdom
  • December 24 2014

Of all the provisions to be found in the FIDIC form, those of clause 20 have attracted by far the most comment. One of the potential hurdles that

Agreement to negotiate in good faith within a limited period held enforceable
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 8 2014

This case is significant because it creates an exception to the general principle that an agreement to negotiate is unenforceable. The High Court

Hugs all round: have you been sufficiently friendly to the other side?
  • Andrews Kurth LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 2 2014

In a recent decision, the Commercial Court held that a clause requiring the parties to seek to resolve any disputes by engaging in 'friendly

Witnesses say the funniest things
  • Andrews Kurth LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 2 2014

Complex commercial disputes, whether they are heard in the Commercial Court or before international arbitration tribunals, regularly feature extensive