The Law Society of England and Wales has recently launched a new initiative to highlight the attractions of English law and of England and Wales as a leading international legal centre, with key benefits including an independent judiciary, reliable courts and predictable outcomes.
Its International Data Insights Report 2023: Global Position of English Law is intended to be the first in a series of annual publications capturing the value that English law brings to the UK’s economy and evaluating the position of London’s courts and arbitration centres compared to competing bodies in other jurisdictions.
In a recent post on our Litigation Notes Blog, HSF Partner Anna Pertoldi and Professional Support Consultant Maura McIntosh consider the Supreme Court decision in AIC Ltd v Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria  UKSC 16, clarifying the approach a judge should adopt if asked to exercise the power to re-open their judgment or order at any time until the order has been sealed. The issue arose in the context of proceedings brought by AIC to enforce an arbitral award against the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.
The full post can be read here.
The Commercial Court has held that a shipowner was entitled to rely on a force majeure clause in a shipping contract where its charterer’s parent company became subject to US sanctions – allowing an appeal from an arbitration award on a point of law under section 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996: MUR Shipping BV v RTI Ltd  EWHC 467 (Comm).