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Sierra Leone Parliament approves new arbitration legislation

United Kingdom - August 11 2022 Further to its accession to the New York Convention in 2020 (discussed in our blog post here), Sierra Leone’s House of Parliament has approved a new…

Andrew Cannon, Gavin Davies, Rebecca Perlman

Diplomatic immunity denied by UK Supreme Court in relation to alleged breaches of modern slavery laws

United Kingdom - July 28 2022 London is home to one of the largest diplomatic communities in the world, with over 160 embassies. In a significant judgment by a majority of three…

Andrew Cannon, Mathew Shelley

Inside Arbitration: The war in Ukraine - implications for investments and contracts

Russia, Ukraine - July 11 2022 In the light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, companies worldwide have announced that they are withdrawing from Russia. Unwinding years of legal…

Andrew Cannon, Olga Dementyeva, Jake Savile-Tucker

English Court Agrees with tribunal: relying on a submission later that could have been raised earlier in the arbitration would be an abuse of process

United Kingdom - July 4 2022 In Union of India v Reliance Industries Ltd and another [2022] EWHC 1407 (Comm), the Union of India (the “Government”) challenged an award under ss…

Andrew Cannon

Use of arbitration in the banking and finance sector (part 1): LCIA statistics show growth

European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom - May 19 2022 The LCIA has released its Annual Casework Report for 2021, showing that disputes in the Banking and Finance sector represented the LCIA’s biggest…

Paula Hodges KC