Briefings

Supreme Court Removes “Security Blanket”

23 March 2017

The Supreme Court has held that the Court of Appeal had no jurisdiction under the Arbitration Act 1996 or general rules of English procedure to order payment of security as a condition to challenging the recognition and enforcement of a New York Convention award in England.

LMAA Publishes New LMAA 2017 Terms Aimed at Improving Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness

6 March 2017

Five years on from when the London Maritime Arbitrators Association last amended its Terms, it has produced a new set, which will apply to arbitrations commenced on or after 1 May 2017.

Refinement, Not Revolution

1 February 2017

WFW London Senior Associates Rebecca Williams and David Wright give an overview of the updated version of JCT's Design and Build Contract for Building Magazine.

The New Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes

10 January 2017

The New Pre-Action Protocol for Constructing and Engineering Disputes now applies to most construction and engineering disputes (including professional negligence claims against architects, engineers and quantity surveyors).

Pharma Companies Receive Record Fines for Abusing Their Dominant Position

12 December 2016

The CMA has imposed the highest fine to date on Pfizer and Flynn Pharma, for abusing their dominant positions by charging excessive prices in the UK for phenytoin sodium capsules.

Court of Appeal Confirms Payment of Hire Under Time Charterparties is not a Condition

8 December 2016

A landmark Court of Appeal decision examined whether failure by a charterer to pay an instalment of hire punctually and in advance under a charterparty constitutes a breach of a condition, entitling the shipowner to terminate the charterparty and claim damages for loss of bargain.

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