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Judgment handed down in long-running class action regarding the Ocensa pipeline in Colombia

Colombia - August 11 2016 In a recent decision, the High Court has rejected claims by a group of Colombian Farmers in relation to the construction of the Ocensa pipeline in...

John Ogilvie, Damian Grave, Mitchell Beebe.

High Court allows group claim to proceed against UK-domiciled parent company in relation to acts of subsidiary company abroad

United Kingdom - June 13 2016 The High Court has rejected jurisdiction challenges by a UK-domiciled company and its Zambian-domiciled subsidiary, allowing a group claim brought by...

John Ogilvie, James Robson.

Court of Appeal confirms exclusion clauses should be construed narrowly if necessary to resolve ambiguity

United Kingdom - April 14 2016 In a recent decision on contractual interpretation relating to an exclusion clause, the Court of Appeal confirmed that, if necessary to resolve...

Californian Slavery in Supply Chain judgment provides case study for UK

United Kingdom, USA - March 8 2016 A recent decision in The District Court of California has potential relevance to the reporting obligations companies have under English law regarding...

Oliver Elgie.

Supreme Court re-emphasises importance of “natural meaning” in interpreting contracts

United Kingdom - June 25 2015 In interpreting a service charge provision in a number of long leases, the Supreme Court has concluded that arguments based on commercial common...

Gary Milner-Moore.