Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 17: General update

In this 17th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we consider recent cases on waiver of privilege, developments relating to disclosure, judgments and enforcement, and two recent Court of Appeal decisions on limitation and settlement respectively. This episode is hosted by Anna Pertoldi, a partner in our litigation team, who is joined … Read more

UK government consults on joining Hague Judgments Convention 2019

The UK government yesterday launched a consultation seeking views on its plan for the UK to become a contracting state to the Hague Convention of 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters (Hague 2019). The EU and Ukraine recently became the first states to accede to or ratify … Read more

Article published – UK: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Comparative Guide

Anna Pertoldi and Gary Horlock have published an article summarising when and how foreign judgments may be enforced in the courts of England and Wales, as part of Mondaq’s Comparative Guide on Enforcement of Foreign Judgments. The article sets out the legal and judicial framework, explains the requirements for enforceability and the recognition and enforcement … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 15: General update

In this 15th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we look at some recent or upcoming developments relating to disclosure, jurisdiction and the new Chancery Guide, decisions relating to privilege and the application of the without prejudice rule, and the impact of the UK sanctions regime on proceedings in the English court involving … Read more

Navigating UK sanctions against Russian persons in English court proceedings

The UK is one of many countries which have introduced extensive sanctions against Russia, its individuals and entities in light of the military action in Ukraine which began on 24 February 2022. The application of the sanctions is generally limited to the territory of the UK and the conduct of UK persons (as defined) inside … Read more

Freezing orders brought onto the blockchain and service of proceedings via NFTs

The challenge of enforcing court orders in respect of cryptocurrencies may become easier, following the settlement announced last week between the Bitcoin Association for BSV and Tulip Trading Ltd (TTL). This follows the significant case brought by Dr Craig Wright against a number of blockchains and their developers in 2021: Tulip Trading Limited v Bitcoin … Read more