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 QC 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

Spotlight on… Rachel Ansell QC

Rachel Ansell QC joins Reed Smith’s Gautam Bhattacharyya to discuss the career path that led her to the law and international arbitration. Rachel’s talks about mentors and their impact on her approach to mentoring, ways in which arbitration can be improved, the criticality of improved diversity, equality, and inclusion in the law – and Rachel’s love […]

6th July 2022

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 […]

New Commercial Court decision on recoverability of funding costs in arbitration

James Leabeater QC appeared in Tenke Fungurume Mining SA v Katanga Contracting Services [2021] EWHC 3301 (Comm),in which the Court considered whether an arbitral tribunal could award funding costs; specifically, a fee payable under a loan advanced by a company associated with a shareholder to fund costs of the arbitration. Such a fee would not be […]

7th December 2021

Kobe University Summer School of Asian Law and Dispute Management

On Sunday 15 August 2021, Neil Dowers led a seminar at the first session of the Kobe University Summer School of Asian Law and Dispute Management. The theme of this year’s summer school is “Many Futures of Dispute Management” and Neil’s lecture covered “London as the Hub of International Business Dispute Management”. More than 130 […]

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 QC – National Guide Rachel Ansell QC – National Guide Civil Fraud Nigel Tozzi QC – National Leader Construction Sean Brannigan QC – Global Guide and […]

4th June 2021

Mek Mesfin joins 4 Pump Court

4 Pump Court are delighted to welcome Mek Mesfin to Chambers with effect from 24th May. Mek practises in commercial dispute resolution, with particular expertise in insurance & reinsurance, professional indemnity, construction, energy & infrastructure, arbitration, property damage, sale of goods, product liability, insolvency and jurisdictional/conflict of law disputes. Heads of Chambers, Nick Vineall QC […]

17th May 2021

SCL Gulf Webinar: Emergency Arbitration and Interim Relief

Date: 24th March 2021Time: 9:00 am (London) / 1:00pm (Dubai)Registration: Direct with SCL Gulf Sean Brannigan QC will be joined by Matthew Heywood, Senior Partner at Mantle Law, for a webinar for members of the Society of Construction Law in the Gulf region. With interim relief and emergency applications becoming increasingly common in the Middle […]

Chambers Global Rankings 2021

4 Pump Court is delighted to be recognised in the 2021 edition of Chambers Global. Our barristers have been described as ‘fantastic litigators’ and ‘skilled cross-examiners’, supported by a ‘stellar’ clerking team. Members of Chambers have been ranked in the following areas: Construction Dispute Resolution: Commercial Dispute Resolution (UAE): The English Bar Energy & Natural […]

18th February 2021

ICC YAF: Experience a Virtual Hearing in Person

On 23rd February, Andrew Stevens will be joining the ICC’s Young Arbitrators Forum for an interactive workshop based around a virtual hearing followed by “speed-dating” group discussions with practitioners across the world. Experienced arbitrators, counsel and technical experts will present a mock virtual hearing for the floor, followed by more interactive group discussions in which […]

4 Pump Court sponsors UK-China Arbitration Summit 2021

We are pleased to be sponsoring the UK-China Arbitration Summit 2021 in association with the Bar Council. The online event will run between 19th and 22nd January 2021. This summit will bring together leading practitioners from the UK and China to discuss the latest developments and industry trends in international arbitration in both jurisdictions. It will […]

Podcast: Halliburton v Chubb

The latest edition of 4PC Podcast is brought to you by Nick Vineall QC, Sean Brannigan QC and Andrew Stevens. In this short bonus episode, Sean Brannigan QC talks to Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens about the main points arising from the recent Supreme Court judgment in Halliburton v Chubb. The podcast highlights points […]

1st December 2020

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