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Baker McKenzie | Australia | 16 Nov 2021

Australian Federal Court rules on class action waiver

The Federal Court recently refused to stay a class action proceeding brought in respect of a cruise ship, which had departed Sydney in March 2020 but was cut short following a large covid-19 outbreak. The decision shows that Australian courts are prepared to deny a stay, even in the face of exclusive jurisdiction agreements favouring another location, if there is a public interest in......
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BTG Legal | India | 29 Oct 2021

Arbitration in India - legal implications of choice of ‘seat’

The debate on the role of 'seat' versus 'venue' in determining which court has supervisory jurisdiction over the arbitration, and whether the seat is…
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Lexology PRO | United Kingdom | 14 Jun 2021

UK enforcer cannot review Giphy acquisition, Facebook argues

Despite investigating the deal for almost a year, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority still cannot show that it has jurisdiction to review Facebook’s $400 million acquisition of Giphy, the merging companies have claimed.
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Dentons | Singapore | 11 Apr 2019

Need for speed: get your anti-suit injunction fast!

Parties entering into arbitration agreements ordinarily abide by their contractually chosen dispute resolution mechanism and proceed accordingly. However, counterparties sometimes start proceedings in a foreign jurisdiction in breach of an arbitration clause. A recent Singapore Court of Appeal decision sets out firm guidance that a party that finds itself in this scenario should act as fast......
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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 3 Apr 2019

Potential Challenges for Canadian L-1 Visa Applicants Presenting Renewal Petitions at Ports of Entry

There has been an increasing number of reports that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is refusing to process subsequent, or renewal, L-1 visa…
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Dentons | United Kingdom | 1 Apr 2019

Conferring exclusive jurisdiction on experts in rent review disputes

In two recent Scottish cases, the Court of Session has considered the question of whether - and, if so, under what circumstances - a lease can make…
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Levitan, Sharon & Co | Israel | 26 Mar 2019

Court has jurisdiction over recovery claim filed by Israeli insurer against foreign reinsurer

The Tel Aviv District Court recently acknowledged jurisdiction over a claim filed by an Israeli insurer against a foreign reinsurer that had refused to participate in a settlement agreed by all of the other reinsurers. The court noted that there was no dispute that the reinsurers' agreement included an exclusive jurisdiction clause referring to the Israeli courts and ordered a statement of......
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Andersen Tax & Legal Egypt | Egypt | 8 Mar 2019

The Role of Egyptian Courts in Arbitration in Egypt

Similar to many jurisdictions around the world, Egypt has adopted alternative dispute resolution methods, diverging from the more traditional method…
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Covington & Burling LLP | Belgium, European Union | 5 Mar 2019

An aid scheme or not? The GC annuls the Commission’s decision on Belgium’s system of excess profit tax rulings

On 14 February 2019, the General Court (“GC”) annulled the European Commission’s (“Commission”) decision of 11 January 2016 declaring Belgium’s system…
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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 21 Feb 2019

PG&E Seeks Declaratory Judgment Confirming Bankruptcy Court's Exclusive Jurisdiction to Determine Rejection of Power Purchase Agreements

PG&E Corporation and its utility subsidiary Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) recently filed the largest utility bankruptcy in U.S. history, and…
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