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Court of Appeal confirms buyer entitled to repayment of advance where seller failed to deliver diesel due to force majeure

United Kingdom - January 11 2022 The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal against a Commercial Court decision that a buyer was entitled to the repayment of an advance where there…

Steven Chua, Maura McIntosh

Managing risk: A disputes perspective (2021)

European Union, United Kingdom - December 27 2021 This annual conference, held on 7 and 9 December, was chaired by our Managing Partner for Dispute Resolution Damien Byrne Hill and explored some key…

Stephanie Barrett, Jannis Bille, Neil Blake, Chris Bushell, Andrew Cooke, Julian Copeman, Antony Crockett, Kim Dietzel, Silke Goldberg, Damien Byrne Hill, Hywel Jenkins, Natasha Johnson, Kate Macmillan, Ajay Malhotra, Sarah McNally, Andrew Moir, Caoimhe Powell, Gregg Rowan, Benjamin Rubinstein, Jenny Stainsby, John Whiteoak

Dutch court orders Shell to reduce CO2 emissions by 45% by the end of 2030 relative to 2019 levels in accordance with Paris climate agreement

Netherlands - May 27 2021 On 26 May 2021, The Hague District Court handed down its judgment in the Milieudefensie et al. Vs. Royal Dutch Shell (“RDS“) case regarding RDS’s…

Antonia Brindle, Silke Goldberg, Benjamin Rubinstein

Defining your liability in advance: Liquidated damages, limitation and exclusion clauses

United Kingdom - July 10 2020 When negotiating a contract, commercial parties may wish to agree in advance their respective entitlements in the event of a breach, or a particular…

Sarah Hawes, David Nitek

Covid-19 Contract Disputes Guide

United Kingdom - June 24 2020 The economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic inevitably exposes businesses to heightened legal risk. In particular, counterparties may…

Neil Blake, Damien Byrne Hill, Natasha Johnson, Rupert Lewis, Maura McIntosh, Richard Mendoza, Ceri Morgan, Anna Pertoldi, Emma Schaafsma