HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS PROMOTES ARBITRATION SPECIALIST TO COUNSEL IN OUR GROWING GERMAN PRACTICE

Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted Catrice Gayer from our Düsseldorf office to Counsel with effect from 1st May. Catrice specialises in international arbitration and has broad experience as counsel and also as an arbitrator. Catrice focuses on technically complex large-scale projects and manufacturing/engineering products in the infrastructure/transport, TMT and energy sectors. Catrice has been ranked … Read more

HIGH COURT CONSIDERS TWO S69 APPEALS ON QUESTION OF LAW WITH ONE APPEAL SUCCESSFUL

In the recent decision of Navision Shipping A/S v Precious Pearls Ltd and Conti Lines Shipping NV v Navision Shipping A/S [2021] EWHC 558 (Comm), the High Court (the “Court”) considered two appeals on points of law under s69 Arbitration Act 1996 (the “Act”) by Navision Shipping A/S (the “Navision Appeal”) and Conti Lines Shipping … Read more

ENGLISH COURT GRANTS INTERIM ANTI-SUIT INJUNCTION TO “HOLD THE RING”

In the recent case of VTB Bank (PJSC) v Mejlumyan [2021] EWHC 718 (Comm), the English High Court granted an interim anti-suit injunction on a without notice basis. The anti-suit injunction application arose in relation to Armenian foreign proceedings under a share pledge agreement that contained an arbitration agreement providing for London seated arbitration. The … Read more

ARBITRATION OF DIGITAL DISPUTES IN SMART CONTRACTS AND THE RELEASE OF THE DIGITAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION RULES FROM THE UK JURISDICTION TASKFORCE

On 22 April 2021 the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (UKJT), a government-backed initiative chaired by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls, and led by LawTech UK, published the Digital Dispute Resolution Rules (the Digital DR Rules). The aim of the Digital DR Rules is to enable the rapid resolution of blockchain and crypto legal disputes, … Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills to participate in London International Disputes Week

London International Disputes Week 2021 (LIDW21) comes at a significant period for the UK legal sector, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, post-Brexit and amid an uncertain global political environment. With its theme: “Looking forward: change, challenge and opportunity”, LIDW21 will provide crucial insights on the business and law of international dispute resolution. The programme draws … Read more