Alex Potts KC represents Dubai Sotheby’s Real Estate in DIFC Court of First Instance

Alex Potts KC has recently been representing SIR Real Estate LLC, now trading as Dubai Sotheby’s Real Estate, in the DIFC Court of First Instance, on the instructions of Al Tamimi and Company. On 27 September 2023, Mr. Justice Robert French (former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia) delivered an important judgment in favour […]

25th October 2023

Ruth Bala successful in Nash v Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Ltd [2023] EWHC 2326 (KB)

Freedman J has handed down judgment in Nash v Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Ltd [2023] EWHC 2326 (KB). Ruth Bala successfully represented Volkswagen FS, instructed by Lester Aldridge LLP. The case concerned a newly purchased motor vehicle which had caught fire: the purchaser’s expert said that the most likely cause was an electrical defect, whereas […]

25th September 2023

DIFC Court of Appeal: Important New Jurisdiction Judgment

In September 2022 the DIFC Court held in Jones v Jones that it has an unfettered freestanding jurisdiction to grant injunctions, without any reference to jurisdictional gateways (see Laurence Page’s note). On 6 September 2023, a year later, the DIFC Court of Appeal has found that Jones v Jones was wrong. Injunctive relief can be […]

6th September 2023

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

Andrew Stevens speaks at IDRC for LSLC talk

Andrew Stevens spoke on a panel with Mr Justice Foxton and HHJ Pelling KC – the Judges in Charge of the Commercial Court and the London Circuit Commercial Court respectively – along with Sally-Ann Underhill, a partner at Reed Smith (London and Athens). The event took place on 19 July 2023 at the IDRC in […]

Judgment handed down in an appeal which raised issues of wider importance for the QFC and Qatari law- Simon Hale

Simon Hale appeared on behalf of the defendant bank in an appeal against a first instance decision in the Civil and Commercial Court of the Qatar Financial Centre (the “QFC”), which raised issues of wider importance for the QFC and Qatari law. Background In 2014-2015, the Government of Qatar introduced a policy to provide better […]

25th July 2023

Simon Goldstone successful in s994 Companies Act (Unfair Prejudice) trial

This morning the Companies Court (ICC Judge Prentis) handed down judgment on a Petition concerning Mitt Wearables Ltd, a start-up company designing and manufacturing revolutionary prosthetic limbs. The Petition was brought by a co-founder who had been dismissed following what he said was a premeditated scheme to dilute his shareholding and misappropriate the Company’s assets. […]

19th 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

Alex Potts KC registered as a DIFC Part II Legal Practitioner

Alex Potts KC has been registered as a DIFC Part II Legal Practitioner. Alex now has rights to practice in the DIFC Courts. For full details see here.

11th July 2023

Laurence Page to appear in The Supreme Court- Skatteforvaltningen v Sanjay Shah and others

On the 5th and 6th July, Laurence Page will be in The Supreme Court as part of the counsel team for the appellants in Skatteforvaltningen v Sanjay Shah and others, supporting the Judgment of Mr Justice Andrew Baker, and appealing against the Judgment of The Court of Appeal. The appeal raises an important point of […]

3rd July 2023

A significant development in Covid-19 BI insurance litigation – concurrent causation applies to “at the premises”...

On 16 June 2023, the High Court handed down judgment in the above matter ([2023] EWHC 1481 (Comm)), which involved members of chambers, Aidan Christie KC, Michael Davie KC, Martyn Naylor and Anna Hoffmann. The judgment considered the application of the analysis by the Supreme Court in the seminal case The FCA v Arch & […]

21st June 2023

The arbitrability of shareholder disputes in the Cayman Islands: What will the Privy Council finally decide? –...

It is now over 6 months since the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council heard the important appeal from the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal (CICA) in the case of Ting Chuan (Cayman Islands) Holding Corporation v FamilyMart China Holding Co Ltd, JCPC, 2020/0055. The Privy Council’s judgment was reserved at the conclusion of the […]

19th June 2023

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