Demand Bonds and International Arbitration: The Autonomy Principle Stands Tall

In April of this year, the High Court gave judgment in the case of Shapoorji Pallonji & Company Private Ltd v Yumn Ltd & Standard Chartered Bank [2021] EWHC 862 (Comm). This was an important decision on the operation of demand bonds, in the broader context of international arbitration. Simon Hale of 4 Pump Court appeared […]

25th August 2021

London International Shipping Week 2021

London International Shipping Week logo 2021

London International Shipping Week 2021 is a week long global shipping and maritime event that is being held during the week of September 13-17, in person and virtually, attracting audiences from jurisdictions globally. LISW21 offers over 150 industry functions and unique networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry – regulators, charterers, […]

Supreme Court hands down decision in Triple Point v PTT

The Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd [2021] UKSC 29 today, 16 July 2021. The case concerned a dispute which had arisen between Triple Point (a designer and developer of software) and PTT (a commodities trader).  PTT had appointed Triple Point under […]

16th July 2021

Case Note on Septo Trading Inc v Tintrade Limited: Interpretation of alleged inconsistencies between bespoke terms and standard forms

Introduction 1. On 18 May 2021 the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the case of Septo Trading Inc v Tintrade Limited [2021] EWCA Civ 718.  While the case does not change the law, it provides a helpful outline as to the approach to be taken to interpreting alleged inconsistencies between bespoke terms […]

27th May 2021

Construction Newsletter – How far can you go? Anti-suit injunctions, interim relief and ICC Arbitration Rules: SRS v Chemie Tech

Introduction and background The ICC Arbitration Rules permit parties to seek interim relief before courts in support of an arbitration. But it is a breach of any exclusive arbitration clause to seek a substantive ruling from a court on issues which should be referred to an arbitration. Where, then, is the dividing line between interim […]

12th November 2020

Construction Newsletter – Important Decision from the Qatar Financial Centre Court of Appeal

Demand guarantees, strict compliance, and preclusion: Qatar Financial Centre Court of Appeal upholds enforcement of guarantees and provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the URDG. Key points The Court of Appeal of the Qatar Financial Centre (part of the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre) has decided its first case relating to […]

13th May 2020

Rachel Ansell QC appointed as Chair of the Technology & Construction Bar Association

Following the 2019 TECBAR AGM on 18th July, we are pleased to announce that Rachel Ansell QC has been appointed as Chair of TECBAR (the Technology and Construction Bar Association). This follows two years of Rachel sitting as Vice-Chair. Helen Dennis will also continue as a TECBAR committee member for a further term of two […]

19th July 2019

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