Anti Suit Injunctions and Foreign IP claims: Topalsson judgment

On 17 August 2023, Waksman J handed down judgment in Topalsson v Rolls-Royce [2023] EWHC 2092 (TCC). Matthew Lavy KC and Gideon Shirazi acted for Topalsson; Alex Charlton KC and Iain Munro acted for Rolls-Royce. Topalsson is a German company which had developed cutting-edge automotive software. It had agreed to a project to implement and […]

23rd August 2023

24 members from 4 Pump Court have been commended in the Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2023 report across 9 practice areas

We are pleased to announce that 23 members from 4 Pump Court have been commended in the Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2023 report across 9 practice areas. Arbitration– Rachel Ansell KC and Nick Vineall KC Business crime defence– Nigel Tozzi KC Construction– Rachel Ansell KC, James Bowling, Sean Brannigan KC, Thomas Crangle, Simon Henderson, […]

14th July 2023

Judgment handed down in Topalsson v Rolls-Royce Motor Cars [2023] EWHC 1756 (TCC)

Yesterday, the Technology and Construction Court handed down an interesting judgment in Topalsson v Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The dispute was in relation to the Service Agreement for the supply of Future Configurator Landscape between Topalsson (a software and services company specialising in digital data visualisation based in Germany) and Rolls-Royce (a subsidiary of BMW). Terry […]

13th July 2023

London International Disputes Week 2023

London holds international appeal as a global centre for dispute resolution – whether through its courts or by arbitration, mediation, expert determination or negotiation – built upon a rich tradition of English law dating back to the Magna Carta. London International Disputes Week (LIDW) celebrates London as a leading centre for handling international dispute resolution […]

Tel-Aviv Arbitration Week 2023

Alex Charlton KC, Matthew Lavy and Laurence Page will be attending Tel-Aviv Arbitration Week 2023 taking place from 26 February- 2 March. During Tel Aviv Arbitration Week, hundreds of attendees from across the globe including arbitrators, lawyers, experts, and students, meet to discuss their common interests. Various speakers will also be providing talks on a […]

Tulip Trading Limited v Wladimir van der Laan and ors [2023] EWCA Civ 83- Alex Charlton KC and Daniel Khoo

The Court of Appeal has upheld the appeal of Tulip Trading Limited in the highly publicised multi-billion dollar claim brought by Dr Craig Wright against a number of bitcoin software developers. This is the first case before the English court to consider the role and duties of cryptoasset software developers and the Court of Appeal’s […]

3rd February 2023

Alex Charlton KC awarded IT/IP Silk of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that Alex Charlton KC was award IT/IP Silk of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021. 4 Pump Court was also nominated for Construction Set of the Year, Jessica Stephens KC for Construction Silk of the Year, Professional Negligence Set of the Year and Sean O’Sullivan KC for […]

19th November 2021

Nominations for the Chambers Bar Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that 4 Pump Court has been shortlisted for five awards at the Chambers Bar Awards 2021 both as a set and individual members. Our nominations are: Construction Set of the Year Construction Silk of the Year – Jessica Stephens KC IT/ IP Silk of the Year – Alex Charlton KC Professional […]

26th August 2021

Who’s Who Legal Rankings 2021

We are delighted to have been ranked in the Who’s Who Legal 2021 Guides. Those below have been recognised for their expertise in the following areas: Arbitration Nicholas Vineall KC – National Guide Rachel Ansell KC – National Guide Civil Fraud Nigel Tozzi KC – National Leader Construction Sean Brannigan KC – Global Guide and […]

4th June 2021

Society of Computers and Law: How to win a tech arbitration with Alex Charlton KC and Gideon Shirazi

The Society of Computers and Law are hosting an online event where a panel of tech arbitration specialists will discuss some of the big topics to help win a tech arbitration. On Thursday 27th May 2021, Alex Charlton KC and Gideon Shirazi (chair) will be joined by Gill Hunt, IT expert at Hunt Lancaster and […]

Webinar: What’s going on? Disputes in a post-brexit, Covid world

Date: 27th April 2021Time: 18:30 – 20:00Speakers: Alex Charlton KC, 4 Pump Court Michael Frisby, FCIArb, Partner, Stevens & Bolton Sarah Murray, Head of Dispute Resolution, Stevens & Bolton Khawar Qureshi KC, Serle Court Chambers Alex Charlton KC will join the South East branch of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Stevens & Bolton for a […]

CIS General Insurance Ltd v IBM United Kingdom Ltd

The Technology & Construction Court has handed down judgment in the case of CIS General Insurance Ltd v IBM United Kingdom Ltd today, 19th February 2021. The claimant sought c.£130m in damages after the failed implementation of a new IT solution for the sale and servicing of general insurance products. Identified by The Lawyer as […]

19th February 2021

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