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Littleton Cross - Border Anti Suit Injunction Referred to CJEU
Added: 12.12.2019   |  Tags:  Cases  Commercial Law  International & Offshore
Does a person domiciled in a Recast Brussels Regulation state have, by virtue of Article 4(1), a positive right to be sued only where they are domiciled and not to be sued in a non-Regulation country?

Discrimination at work under the DIFC’s New Employment Law
Added: 08.10.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  International & Offshore
On 30 August 2019, the DIFC’s new Employment Law (“the New Law”) came into force.

Ed Kemp in landmark remedy win against the Qatar Embassy
Added: 19.06.2019   |  Tags:  News  International & Offshore
In what is understood to be one of the first discrimination claims to go to trial against an Embassy in the UK, Ed Kemp wins substantial compensation, recommendations and costs for his client.

ED KEMP WRITES ON THE NEW LANDSCAPE OF DIFC EMPLOYMENT LAW
Added: 17.06.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  International & Offshore
The new Employment Law in the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) has been enacted and will take effect from 28 August 2019. The new Law contains a variety of changes compared to the draft Law which was published for consultation in March 2018 (LINK) with some interesting potential repercussions. Ed Kemp reviews aspects of the new Law (LINK).

Madoff ‘feeder fund’ appeal: Privy Council rules that BVI insolvency remedies can be granted in foreign courts
Added: 28.05.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Commercial Law  International & Offshore
Madoff ‘feeder fund’ appeal: Privy Council rules that BVI insolvency remedies can be granted in foreign courts

Ming-Yee Shiu writes Recovery of foreign lawyers’ fees in the BVI
Added: 08.05.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  International & Offshore
Until late 2015 the recovery of foreign lawyers’ fees in litigation in the BVI was allowed in principle at common law regardless of whether or not the lawyers concerned were qualified to practise in the BVI. Litigants were able to recover fees incurred as a disbursement of local lawyers if the court was satisfied that the fees were justified as a reasonable expense.

Jonathan Cohen QC and Ashley Cukier have appeared this week in the Court of Appeal for Simon de Pury
Added: 10.04.2019   |  Tags:  News  International & Offshore  Dispute Resolution
Jonathan Cohen QC and Ashley Cukier have appeared this week in the Court of Appeal for Simon de Pury, the famous art auctioneer, in an appeal against the award of $10 million commission to him for the sale of Gauguin’s Nafea faa ipoipo to the Emir of Qatar. The case was a rare example of a successful oral contract case and was reported throughout the international press. Judgment is awaited.

Ed Kemp on Private International Law in BVI
Added: 08.04.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  International & Offshore
In September 2018, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court - Court of Appeal (BVI) handed down an important judgment on the principles applicable to the stay of proceedings on the ground of forum non conveniens in Livingston Properties Equities Inc and others v. JSC MCC Eurochem and others BVIHCMAP 2016/0042.

Nick Goodfellow on asset disclosure orders in the BVIs
Added: 05.02.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  International & Offshore
In October 2018, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court handed down judgment in Emmerson International Corporation v Vekselberg and others BVIHCM 2013/060.

Draft Brexit/EU Withdrawal Agreement: private international law provisions on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law & Enforcement etc
Added: 15.11.2018   |  Tags:  Comments  Commercial Law  International & Offshore
Draft Brexit/EU Withdrawal Agreement: private international law provisions on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law & Enforcement etc

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