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Twenty Essex | United Kingdom | 20 Jan 2022

Commercial Court grants summary judgment and dismisses application to withdraw admissions in maritime LOI enforcement dispute

The judgment provides a useful recap of the tests applicable to obtaining summary judgment and the withdrawal of an admission via amendment to a…
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RPC | United Kingdom | 11 Jan 2022

High Court dismisses application for extension of limitation period on basis of fraud at summary judgment stage

In Libyan Investment Authority v Credit Suisse International, the Commercial Court granted summary judgment, dismissing the Libyan Investment Authority's (LIA's) claims against Credit Suisse International and others on the grounds that they were time barred. The Court found that the LIA could not rely on section 32 of the Limitation Act to bring its claims more than six years after the......
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Twenty Essex | United Kingdom | 7 Dec 2021

Third party funding costs and COVID-19 adjournments: section 68 challenge to ICC award dismissed

On 7 December 2021, the Commercial Court handed down judgment in Tenke Fungurume Mining SA v Katanga Contracting Services SAS [2021] EWHC 3301 (Comm)…
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DWF LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Oct 2021

Food for thought: a matter of opinion ? Mad atelier international BV v Mr Axel Manes

This article considers the first reported case we have seen about an application by a party to litigation to strike out Sections of another party's…
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Wikborg Rein | United Kingdom | 4 Oct 2021

Whose liability is it anyway: Apache UK Investment Ltd v Esso Exploration and Production UK Ltd

The Commercial Court has clarified the proper interpretation of the Petroleum Act 1998, dealing specifically with the extent of previous licensees' liability in future decommissioning programmes. This article examines the decision in Apache UK Investment Ltd v Esso Exploration and Production UK Ltd, which limits the liability of former licensees in respect of wells drilled after ownership has......
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Twenty Essex | United Kingdom | 23 Sep 2021

Commercial Court finds it has no jurisdiction to hear claims against Petro Poroshenko

In the latest instalment of cases in the English courts regarding claims against current or former foreign heads of state, the Commercial Court has…
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Wikborg Rein | United Kingdom | 18 Aug 2021

Shipbuilding contract dispute: demand or see to it guarantee?

In a recent decision with potentially far-reaching implications for the shipbuilding industry and for guarantees generally, the Court of Appeal issued a judgment addressing what makes a guarantee issued by an entity other than a financial institution a "demand" guarantee rather than a "see to it" guarantee. This judgment serves as reminder of the need to be careful when drafting guarantees......
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Lexology PRO | Australia, China, European Union, etc. | 25 May 2021

Anti-corruption: key compliance updates (12 – 25 May)

A look at the UK Bribery Act ten years on, a new UK anti-corruption sanctions regime, changes to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing laws in Australia, and a new anti-corruption investigative body in Korea, among other key anti-corruption updates.
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Twenty Essex | United Kingdom | 12 Mar 2021

Paul Lowenstein QC and Sam Goodman successful in jurisdiction challenge in fourth Libyan Investment Authority litigation

In a decision handed down today, the Commercial Court has set aside orders which had granted the Libyan Investment Authority (“the LIA”) permission…
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Twenty Essex | United Kingdom | 15 Feb 2021

Successful s67 appeal: Commercial Court sets aside two GAFTA awards for want of substantive jurisdiction

This case will be of interest to those operating in the commodities and chartering space, where short form agreements on key terms are often reached…
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