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Damian Brown QC and Ed Kemp on “Achieving Certainty in the Global Litigation Market”

Damian Brown QC and Ed Kemp will
be chairing a discussion panel in London, Dubai and Singapore on the subject “Achieving
Certainty in the Global Litigation Market

Achieving legal certainty in the global litigation

English common law contains a set of
long-established principles for resolving disputes and many litigants choose
the UK as a litigation forum. Outside of London there are new players in the
global litigation market: the DIFC Courts in Dubai, the Singapore International
Commercial Court and the ADGM in Abu Dhabi which often look to English
principles for guidance.

With relatively few reported judgments, clients
will want to know how the judge is likely to approach the dispute in each
forum. Can English common law concepts, or those form other Commonwealth
jurisdictions, be exported into emerging litigation markets in order to achieve
legal certainty?

The panel will consider a range of case studies in
Australia, Singapore, the DIFC and the ADGM in order to provide some answers to
this question and to predict some trends for the future.

An overview of the English
common law principles: contractual and statutory interpretation, the
implication of terms in different contracts

The early life of the Court: the
DIFC experience

Backlash against English law
exports: Australia, Singapore and the DIFC

ADGM: a model for certainty or a
recipe for doubt?


9th September 2015, at
the Law Society in London (with Alaina Wadsworth, CMS Cameron McKenna):


7th October 2015, at
the Sofitel Hotel Jumeriah Beach in Dubai (with Keith Hutchison, Clyde &


24th February 2016,at
the Suntec
Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

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