The implications of the Court of Appeal’s decision in Classic Maritime Inc v Limbungan Makmur SDN BHD

Author: JHA, - 22 Aug 2019

The Court of Appeal recently gave its decision in Classic Maritime Inc v Limbungan Makmur.

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The SFO Handbook on Corporate Cooperation Guidance

Author: JHA, - 16 Aug 2019

Last week, the Serious Fraud Office published a handbook on what it expects from organisations seeking cooperation credit in an investigation.  

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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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