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

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

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) 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), 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

SCL event review: Restraining Contract Termination by Injunction

Jacob Haddad, our second six pupil, summarises the key points from the recent SCL IT Disputes group webinar held on 25 February 2022. Gideon Shirazi was on the panel discussing issues which commonly arise in applications for interim injunctive relief which seek to prevent a party from terminating an IT contract. 

11th April 2022

Tech Disputes Network: Head in the clouds – Gideon Shirazi

Use of Digital and Cloud has exploded as a result of the pandemic. This holds significant implications for users, providers and buyers. TDN’s multi-discipline panel will be considering some common thorny areas in Cloud transactions and solutions including migration, cyber-risk, data, privacy and cloud services. Wednesday 13 April, 18:30 – 21:30 BST Speakers will be: […]

“IP and Green Tech” webinar with IPsoc

Wednesday 16 February 2022, 6-7pm COP26 was an important step forward in global efforts to address climate change and to reduce carbon emissions. The continued development of green technologies is vital to meeting these goals. In the near future IP lawyers will no doubt find themselves advising on both obtaining and enforcing IP rights in […]

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 Rankings

4 Pump Court have been ranked Tier 1 for ‘Construction, Energy and Infrastructure’ and Tier 2 for ‘Shipping and Commodities’ in the 2022 edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Members of 4 Pump Court have also been ranked in all 3 areas across the 2022 edition. For ‘Construction, Energy and Infrastructure’, Sean Brannigan KC and […]

14th January 2022

Webinar: SCL IT Disputes Group – Restraining Contract Termination by Injunction

In this event, organised by the SCL IT Disputes Group, Gideon Shirazi will join a panel to discuss the principles on which relief may be granted to prevent one party from terminating an IT contract, and the issues which commonly arise, including: Whether damages would be an adequate remedy for the applicant Whether granting relief […]

Tech Disputes Demystified

HK45 will be hosting their first event ‘Tech Disputes Demystified’ as part of the technology disputes series, this year. Gideon Shirazi, alongside other guest speakers will be providing an introduction to technology disputes. The event will start off with a presentation explaining technology disputes, followed by a sharing session. During the sharing session, speakers will discuss the […]

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