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Climate change litigation risk - the rise in activist challenges to major project authorisations

United Kingdom - October 29 2021 Greenpeace has failed in its challenge to the grant of consent to drill at BP's Vorlich field, East of Aberdeen. The decision of the Inner House of…

Douglas Blyth, Fiona Caldow, Malcolm Gunnyeon, James Langley

Advantage Arbitration? Will the new LCIA Rules persuade users that arbitration is preferable to litigation?

United Kingdom - October 26 2020 Six years after the last update, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has announced further amendments to its Arbitration Rules (the…

Dan Bodle, James Langley

Recap on penalties under English law

United Kingdom - July 20 2020 In the current climate, the only certainty is that we live in uncertain times. As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to interrupt the…

Danielle Beggs, Dan Bodle, James Langley, Liam O’Flynn, Matthew Vinall

When do challenges for serious irregularity in arbitration succeed and what can you do to avoid them?

United Kingdom - November 14 2019 An arbitration award can be challenged under section 68 of the English Arbitration Act 1996 (s.68) if there has been a serious irregularity that has…

James Langley, Stephanie Schleich Tan

Peering into the crystal ball: will the popularity of international arbitration be diminished by the 2019 Hague Judgments Convention?

Global - October 10 2019 A key advantage of arbitration over court litigation is the widespread enforceability of arbitral awards under the New York Convention…

James Langley