The Singapore Convention on Mediation: signed by 46 countries in Singapore

Author: Lucy Needle, - 16 Aug 2019

On Wednesday, 46 countries signed the Singapore Convention on Mediation at a ceremony in Singapore.

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The Singapore Convention on Mediation: open for signature from 7 August 2019

Author: Lucy Needle, - 01 Aug 2019

Following several years’ effort by a working group of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law a draft legal framework for international commercial mediation has been concluded. 

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Where appropriate, the formal rules of service can be dispensed with for the enforcement of arbitration awards against a foreign state

Author: Lucy Needle, - 24 Jul 2019

A note on the implications of General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited v. The State of Libya [2019] EWCA Civ 1110

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Vedanta Resources Plc & Anor v Lungowe & Ors [2019] UKSC 20: Supreme Court decides Vendanta case on parent company liability for actions of overseas subsidiary can proceed to trial

Author: Samantha Wilson, - 22 Jul 2019

On 10 April 2019 the Supreme Court issued its judgment in Lungowe and Ors v Vendanta; the case raises important issues regarding jurisdiction and the potential liability of parent companies in respect of damage caused by their subsidiaries.

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Legal Professional Privilege and the Modern-day Corporation: Where are Things At?

Author: Danielle Duffield, - 05 Jul 2019

The SFO v ENRC case raises questions about the scope of litigation privilege and legal advice privilege as it relates to the modern-day corporation. This article looks at the Court of Appeal decision in that case and its impact on subsequent cases.

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The CFC group finance exemption: EC’s final decision

Author: Paul Farmer, - 20 Jun 2019
EU Commission | EU Law | Tax Exemption

The EC has finally found that the group financing exemption in TIOPA 2010 Part 9A Chapter 9 involves unlawful state aid. The main change is that it now accepts that the exemption is justified as a proxy for the complex tracing exercise required by the UK capital criterion in TIOPA 2010 Part 9A Chapter 5.

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Podstreshnyy v Pericles Properties: the serious consequences of disobeying disclosure orders

Author: JHA, - 04 Jun 2019

The recent judgment in Podstreshnyy v Pericles Properties sends a clear message as to how seriously the UK courts take the deliberate breach of disclosure orders made in the context of freezing orders.  

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The growing popularity of Arbitration in the banking and finance sector and why this trend will continue

Author: Richard Kiddell, - 28 May 2019
Arbitration | Finance | Banking Services

Last month the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) released its 2018 annual casework report. This showed a notable increase in the proportion of cases relating to banking and finance.  

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Deferred Prosecution Agreements are here to stay

Author: JHA - 28 May 2019
Investigation

In a recent interview, the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Lisa Osofsky, has given her support to the continued use of Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) as an effective tool in the fight against economic crime.

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HMRC launches first Criminal Investigations under the new ‘Failure to Prevent’ Offence

Author: JHA - 24 May 2019

A recent freedom of information request has revealed that HMRC is currently investigating several cases under the corporate criminal offence of failure to prevent the facilitation of UK tax evasion.

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