Tag Archives: Dominic Roughton

Advocate General issues opinion that the EU does not have exclusive competence to conclude the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

In an opinion issued on 21 December 2016, EU Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston QC has concluded that the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) will need to be finalised by the European Union and the Member States acting jointly, i.e. entered … Continue reading

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Filed under Asia, Brexit, Europe, Investment Arbitration, ISDS, Public International Law, South East Asia, Trade law, Treaty negotiation, interpretation and impact


The immunity of states and their assets from the reach of national courts is an area of law with considerable practical implications for both private and state owned entities entering into international energy contracts. In this panel discussion, the speakers … Continue reading

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Filed under Advice on State Contracts and Disputes, News, Public International Law, Sovereign Immunity/State Immunity

Final Award published in the South China Sea arbitration

On 12 July 2016, the final Award in the arbitration between the Republic of the Philippines and The Peoples' Republic of China was issued by the Tribunal constituted under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ("UNCLOS"). … Continue reading

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Filed under Award, Boundaries and Delimitation, China, South East Asia, sovereignty, State to state claims, Treaty negotiation, interpretation and impact, UNCLOS

Clarifying the scope of state and diplomatic immunity under English law- the case of Attiya v Jaber Al Thani

Herbert Smith Freehills Partners Dominic Roughton and Andrew Cannon have given an interview to Lexis Nexis following the English court's decision in Attiya v Jaber Al Thani [2016] EWHC 212 (QB). During the interview Andrew and Dominic consider how the English … Continue reading

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