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David Lascelles in further Court victory on £1.5billion Candy brothers claim
Added: 03.12.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Cases  Commercial Law
On Friday, David Lascelles appeared before Michael Green Q.C. (sitting as a Judge of the High Court) on the Claimant’s application for an extension of time to appeal a July 2019 High Court judgment

Alexander Halban published in the Commercial Litigation Journal on jurisdiction
Added: 28.11.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Commercial Law  Articles
Alexander Halban has had an article published in the Commercial Litigation Journal on challenges to jurisdiction.

Court of Appeal clarifies proper forum in multi-party conspiracy claims
Added: 27.11.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Commercial Law  Articles
On 26 November 2019, the Court of Appeal gave judgment in ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd v Straits (Singapore) Pte Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 2073. It clarifies when England will be the proper forum in multi-party conspiracy claims against defendants based in different jurisdictions. It contains a useful analysis of the recent Supreme Court judgment in Vedanta Resources plc v Lungowe [2019] UKSC 20, [2

Ashley Cukier in successful High Court defence to Fresh Evidence application
Added: 14.11.2019   |  Tags:  News  Cases  Commercial Law
The High Court yesterday handed down its judgment in Promontoria (Oak) Limited v Emanuel [2019] EWHC 2896 (Ch) in respect of an application by the appellants to adduce fresh evidence on appeal, pursuant to CPR r.52.21.

Nick Goodfellow successful in committal and debarring application in fraud claim
Added: 12.11.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Cases  Commercial Law
Domestic & General Group Ltd v Domestic Assist Ltd and Mr Matthew Scott [2019] 11 WLUK 119 Nick Goodfellow appeared for D&G in an application to commit Mr Scott to prison for breach of an order obliging Mr Scott to provide information in an affidavit and for knowingly making a false statement in that affidavit.

Added: 08.11.2019   |  Tags:  News  Commercial Law  Arbitration  Dispute Resolution
Charles Samek Q.C., Rupert D’Cruz and Alexander Halban will be in Russia from 11 – 15 November for English Law Week. They will be attending the for the first two days in St Petersburg, and for the last two days in Moscow.

Commercial debt assignment: James Bickford Smith succeeds in Chancery appeal
Added: 08.10.2019   |  Tags:  Cases  Commercial Law  On Financial Services
LexisNexis interviewed James about his success in Nicoll v Promontoria (Ram 2) Ltd [2019] EWHC 2410 (Ch). The interview below is reprinted with their permission:

Bailing out Lehman Brothers?
Added: 01.10.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Commercial Law  Articles  Dispute Resolution
Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (In Administration) v Exotix Partners LLP [2019] EWHC 2380 (Ch) is another reminder of the flexibility of contractual construction as an alternative to rectification for subjective mistakes.

Adam Solomon QC succeeds in getting freezing order discharged.
Added: 27.09.2019   |  Tags:  News  Cases  Commercial Law
Adam Solomon QC, acted for the Second Respondent in this return date on a freezing order.

Alexander Halban writes on exclusive jurisdiction in company disputes: clarification from the Supreme Court
Added: 04.09.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Commercial Law
The Supreme Court has handed down an important judgment on article 24(2) of the Brussels I Regulation (EC 1215/2012), clarifying when the English court has exclusive jurisdiction to determine a dispute relating to an English company; and whether the article can be used to litigate in England disputes concerning foreign companies in the same group.

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