Briefings

No Slip Ups

22 June 2017

A recent Technology and Construction Court decision shows the potential risks associated with inviting an adjudicator to use the so-called ‘slip rule’ to correct his decision.

Qatar Crisis: the Effect on Shipping

19 June 2017

On 5 June 2017, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with Qatar over allegations it is sponsoring terrorism. The ban has many implications, but what are the immediate effects on shipping?

Investor succeeds in ECT renewable energy arbitration (Eiser v Spain)

16 June 2017

Elvezio Santarelli and Andrew Savage examine the Eiser award in an ICSID arbitration under the ECT, concerning claims arising out of energy reforms by the Spanish government affecting the sector, and assess the implications of the Tribunal decision for LexisNexis PSL.

Torpedo Tactics

7 June 2017

WFW London Partner Andrew Hutcheon and Senior Associate Sam Prentki authored an article for Commercial Litigation Journal, exploring a recent decision on asymmetric jurisdiction clauses and what the future may hold for English jurisdiction clauses after Brexit.

UK Supreme Court Rules on Charterparty Unsafe Port Claim

2 June 2017

The Supreme Court has upheld a Court of Appeal judgment confirming that there had not been a breach of a safe port warranty.

Choice-of-Law Considerations in Transatlantic Transactions

24 May 2017

Partner Andrew Hutcheon and Associate Mark Lee authored an article for New York Law Journal examining the legal implications for parties in both the UK and New York when long-term agreements or options leaving terms to be agreed, what the similarities and differences are between the two jurisdictions.

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