The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2024

4 Pump Court has again been recognised in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide, receiving set rankings for ‘Construction, energy and infrastructure’ (Tier 1) and ‘Shipping and commodities’ (Tier 2). 8 members of Chambers have been commended in the English Bar category across the areas of ‘Commercial’, ‘Construction, energy and infrastructure’ and ‘Shipping and Commodities’. […]

17th January 2024

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

Court of Appeal confirms role of commercial common sense in contract interpretation

On 26 April 2023, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in ASSIA v BT [2023] EWCA Civ 451 which considered the correct interpretation of a patent laundering clause in a global patent cross-licence entered into as part of a settlement of global patent litigation between BT and ASSIA. Gideon Shirazi (led by Nicholas Saunders […]

16th May 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 […]

Important TCC case about payment provisions in JCT contracts and Hutton v Wilson

On 30 March 2023, the TCC (Constable J) handed down judgment in Elements v FK Building [2023] EWHC 726 (TCC). Jonathan Lewis KC and Gideon Shirazi acted for the successful subcontractor. Elements was a subcontractor of FK Building for a modular construction project in Salford under a JCT SBCSub/C 2016 form (“the JCT Subcontract”). The […]

13th April 2023

4 Pump Court recognised in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa Guide 2023

15 members of Chambers have been recognised for their work in the Middle East region spanning across the areas of commercial and construction. For commercial, Laurence Page is ranked tier 1 and Gideon Shirazi is ranked tier 2. For construction, 4 Pump  Court has again been ranked a tier 1 leading set. Legal 500 highlight […]

12th April 2023

4 Pump Court recognised in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 Guide

4 Pump Court is pleased to again be recognised for our work in the Asia Pacific region in the newly published Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 Guide. As a set, we have been ranked tier 1 for ‘construction, energy and infrastructure’ and tier 2 for ‘shipping and commodities’. 8 members have been commended across the […]

20th January 2023

TCC rules on arbitrability of adjudication enforcement disputes and notices of dissatisfaction- Gideon Shirazi

In Sefton MBC v Allenbuild [2022] EWHC 1443 (TCC), the TCC handed down judgment giving the latest word in the debate around the arbitrability of adjudication enforcement. Gideon Shirazi acted for Allenbuild. In 2005, Sefton MBC engaged Allenbuild under an NEC2 contract to build a waterpark known as Dunes Splash World. Over 12 years later, […]

26th August 2022

TCC ruling on the S&T rule- AM Construction v The Darul Amaan Trust [2022] EWHC 1478 (TCC

In AM Construction v The Darul Amaan Trust [2022] EWHC 1478 (TCC), the TCC gave judgment on an adjudication enforcement dispute involving the rule in S&T v Grove and issues around the delivery of a notice of adjudication. Gideon Shirazi acted for the successful contractor obtaining negative declarations about enforcement. The S&T rule In S&T […]

11th August 2022

Commercial Court clarifies requirements for appointing arbitrators in ARI v WXJ [2022] EWHC 1543 (Comm) – James...

In ARI v WXJ [2022] EWHC 1543 (Comm) Foxton J considered when an arbitrator is validly appointed under English arbitration law. James Leabeater KC and Gideon Shirazi acted for the party pseudonymised as WXJ. The facts of the case were that an LMAA arbitration clause required the arbitration respondent to appoint an arbitrator within a […]

25th July 2022

First English judgment on patent laundering in ASSIA v BT [2022] EWHC 1707 (Ch)- Gideon Shirazi

In ASSIA v BT [2022] EWHC 1707 (Ch), Falk J gave the first English judgment interpreting a patent laundering clause. Gideon Shirazi (with Nicholas Saunders KC of Brick Court) acted for the successful party, BT. Patent laundering clauses are clauses a type of clause commonly found in patent licences, especially those licensing use in the […]

22nd July 2022

US Supreme Court restricts §1782 for foreign seated arbitrations

In a case which will be of great interest to clients and arbitration practitioners globally, the United States Supreme Court today handed down its decision in ZF Automotive US, Inc. v Luxshare on the powers that US federal district courts can exercise under 28 U.S.C. §1782 to order discovery in support of foreign arbitrations. 28 […]

13th June 2022

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