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

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

First Anti-Suit Injunction obtained in the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts

For the first time the DIFC Courts have issued an anti-suit injunction in favour of a party wishing to prevent on-shore Dubai Court proceedings in order to proceed with an Arbitration. In the order issued last week in Multiplex Constructions LLC v Elemec Electromechanical Contracting LLC, HE Justice Shamlan Al Sawalehi ordered the Defendant not […]

10th November 2020

Podcast: Mastering International Arbitration

The latest episode of 4PC Podcast focuses on International Arbitration both in the Far East and in London and will be of interest to users of arbitration, advocates, lawyers and aspiring arbitrators.  Christopher Moger QC and Andrew Stevens, two experienced practitioners in Far-Eastern arbitration, as arbitrator and as counsel respectively, discuss: – tips for successful advocacy in […]

6th November 2020

Podcast: The future of London as the pre-eminent global legal centre

The latest episode of 4PC Podcast sees Anthony Speaight QC speak to the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC about whether London has the ability to remain as the pre-eminent legal hub post-Brexit. Anthony reflects on how his work and the work of chambers has evolved over the past 20 years, and looks to the future […]

18th September 2020

Webinar: Bond Calls in International Commercial Courts

Date: 6th October 2020Time: 12:00 – 13:00 GST / 09:00 – 10:00 BSTVenue: Zoom, details available upon registration Join Lynne McCafferty QC and Sanjay Patel for the latest of our international webinars. Performance bonds are an important feature of construction projects and are often used for tactical purposes, particularly where market conditions are challenging.  This […]

SCL Singapore Webinar – Bonds Calls and Interim Relief

Performance bonds are an important feature of construction projects and are often used for tactical purposes, particularly where market conditions are challenging. During a webinar for members of the Society of Construction Law in Singapore, Lynne McCafferty QC and Sanjay Patel will consider recent case law on performance bonds in the common law jurisdictions and […]

International Arbitration Newsletter – The LCIA 2020 Update

In this edition of our International Arbitration Newsletter, Robert Scrivener considers the 2020 update to the LCIA Rules. A. The LCIA 2020 Update On 11 August 2020, the LCIA published[1] an updated set of arbitration rules (the “Rules”), due to come into effect on 1 October 2020. They also published an updated set of mediation […]

12th August 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

International Arbitration Newsletter

In the latest edition of our International Arbitration Newsletter, Robert Scrivener focuses on two recent updates from the English Court of Appeal regarding international arbitration. The first comes from Kabab-Ji S.A.L. v Kout Food Group [2020] EWCA Civ 6 and the law that is applicable to an arbitration clause. The second relates to A & B v […]

23rd April 2020

Chambers Global Rankings 2020

4 Pump Court is delighted to be recognised in the latest edition of Chambers Global 2020. Our barristers have been described as ‘truly excellent’ and as ‘phenomenal advocates’, supported by an ‘incredibly commercial’ clerking team. Our barristers have been ranked in the following areas: Commercial Dispute Resolution Construction Dispute Resolution: United Arab Emirates Energy & […]

18th February 2020

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