HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS PARTNER CHRIS PARKER APPOINTED QUEEN’S COUNSEL

We are very proud to announce that London-based arbitration partner Chris Parker has been appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC) in England and Wales. Chris will be the third QC currently practising at Herbert Smith Freehills. He joins a prestigious line of QC talent from Herbert Smith Freehills over the years, including The Right Honourable The Lord … Read more

ICSID RELEASES 2021 ANNUAL REPORT FOR RECORD FINANCIAL YEAR

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID“) recently published its Annual Report for FY2021 (available here), concluding a financial year with multiple record achievements amid the Covid-19 pandemic, including a record number of cases registered and the largest number of cases ever administered at ICSID in a single fiscal year. As ICSID optimises … Read more

ENGLISH COURT OF APPEAL DECIDES QUESTION OF LAW ARISING FROM APPLICATION TO DETERMINE PRELIMINARY POINT OF LAW UNDER S45 ARBITRATION ACT 1996

The English Court of Appeal (the Court) has recently decided a key question of shipping law in The Eternal Bliss [2021] EWCA Civ 1712, following an appeal from the decision of the High Court. The question arose last year before the High Court following the parties to an arbitration bringing an application under s45 Arbitration … Read more

OVERVIEW OF THE LATEST COURT PRACTICE ON THE RUSSIAN SANCTIONS-RELATED AMENDMENTS—IS WINTER COMING?

This analysis was first published on Lexis®PSL on 29 October 2021 and can be found here (subscription required). Ivan Teselkin, partner, Maria Dolotova, of counsel, Alexander Gridasov, senior associate, and Sergei Eremin, senior associate, of Herbert Smith Freehills provide an overview of Russian court decisions on the impact of recent amendments to Russian law relating … Read more