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We regularly host seminars in all of our main practice areas at various locations around the country. As we devise seminars for our 2017 programme they will be published here. Please contact us if you would like to be added to our mailing list.
05.07.2017 Registration: 6:00pm
Seminar: 6:30pm
Drinks Reception: 7:30pm

CIS, Cyprus, Contempt and Chabra

CIS-related litigation and arbitration form a significant part of Littleton’s international work. Members of Chambers have been involved in some of the most high-profile cases to have come before the English courts, including: Fiona Trust v Privalov; Yugraneft v Abramovich; VTB Bank v Nutritek; VAB Bank v Maksimov; BTA Bank v Ablyazov; BTA Bank v Khrapanov; and NLMK v Maximov.

Freezing injunctions and Cypriot company structures feature regularly in CIS cases and are the focus of this seminar. 

  • Charles Samek QC will consider the recent Court of Appeal judgment in Khrapanov v JSC BTA Bank in which the breach of a freezing injunction formed the basis of a conspiracy claim; 
  • Rupert D’Cruz will discuss recent changes in the Court’s Chabra jurisdiction in the context of both arbitration and litigation cases; and 
  • Our guest speaker George Z. Georgiou of George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC in Nicosia, will explain some practical issues concerning freezing injunctions and other interim relief in Cyprus.
The seminar will be chaired by Sir Michael Burton, who has recently returned to Chambers from the Bench, presided over a number of prominent CIS cases and is now one of Littleton’s group of International Arbitrators. 

The Athenaeum Club, 107 Pall Mall, St. James's, SW1Y 5ER 1
10.10.2017 Registration - 5:30pm
Seminar - 6:00pm
Drinks Reception - 7:00pm

Annual London Commercial Seminar

It’s a privilege - Asserting and challenging legal professional privilege in commercial litigation
Join us at our Annual Commercial Litigation seminar on 10th October at The Royal Society where we will discuss the practical implications of recent and controversial decisions on the scope of privilege. David Reade QC, Ming-Yee Shiu and James Bickford Smith will address:

  • recent decisions on privilege and internal investigatory material in the banking sector
  • collateral waiver
  • the scope of common interest privilege for companies, directors and shareholders
  • the current state of the law concerning privilege “in-house”
  • how developments in the use of predictive coding software in electronic disclosure are likely to affect claims to privilege.
Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall, The Royal Society 1


Littleton continues to provide in-house talks to clients on a range of topics in our specialist areas of practice. Each talk has been written to hold the attention – and the imagination – so that, in just an hour, your team will be brought up to speed on recent developments and new thinking in the area concerned. Please speak to one of the clerks for further information and to book a seminar. We are also able to tailor bespoke seminars to your specific requirements.

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