On Thursday 29 June (1.00 – 2.00pm UK time) we will present the second in our series of webinars for Herbert Smith Freehills clients and contacts spotlighting legal and practical issues relevant to litigating cross-border disputes. In this webinar:
- Thomas Riley, a disputes partner in our New York office, will summarise the US courts' current stance on when US legislation (including the 'RICO' statute) may be applied extraterritorially to foreign-domiciled parties or foreign conduct.
- Stuart Paterson, a disputes partner in our Dubai office, will look at the common law courts established in the Gulf in recent years, with a particular focus on the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) courts. He will highlight factors parties should be aware of when choosing and litigating in these and other courts of the region.
- Gary Milner-Moore, a disputes partner in our London office, will look at forum disputes and when the English courts will take into account potential obstacles to justice in the competing jurisdiction, including political factors.
The first webinar in this series looked at: obtaining evidence from the US; Brexit's impact on choice of law and jurisdiction; and international litigation in Singapore.
Both webinars are part of our broader series of “Soundbite” webinars, which are designed to update clients and contacts on the latest developments without having to leave their desks. The webinars can be accessed “live”, with a facility to send in questions by e-mail, or can be downloaded as podcasts after the event. If you would like to register for a webinar, or to obtain a link to the archived version, please contact Jane Webber.