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Okpabi and others v Royal Dutch Shell plc and another - UK Supreme Court provides further clarification on parent company liability for the actions of its foreign subsidiary

United Kingdom - March 1 2021 The UK Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the case of Okpabi and others v Royal Dutch Shell Plc and another. Summary of key points The…

Jonathan Cohen, Sam Eastwood, Libby Reynolds, Miles Robinson

Pisante and others v Logothetis and others — English Commercial Court considers circumstances in which it will grant security for costs

European Union, United Kingdom - January 21 2021 Whether prosecuting or defending litigation, the associated costs can be, and often are, significant. Any comfort that might be drawn from the…

Thomas Ajose, James Whitaker

Cross-border disputes and COVID-19: Enforcing judgments and awards worldwide during and following a global pandemic

Global - June 15 2020 Parties are finding it more difficult to meet payment or other contractual obligations as a consequence of the pandemic. That will inevitably lead to…

Cross-border disputes and COVID-19: Service of proceedings abroad during and following the pandemic

United Kingdom - May 29 2020 International service of proceedings is tricky, even in the best of times. It is generally desirable to effect service using a means which is both…

Cross-border disputes: English Court of Appeal rules that service on a State of an order permitting enforcement of an arbitration award can be dispensed with in "exceptional circumstances" such as civil unrest

United Kingdom - May 28 2020 States are afforded particular protections in English litigation. They not only have the benefit of various immunities (albeit subject to exceptions)…

Alain Farhad, Kwadwo Sarkodie