3rd NYU Sciences Po Intergenerational Arbitration Symposium on ‘Hot topics of International Arbitration’

On Friday 24 March, Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard will be speaking at 3rd NYU Sciences Po Intergenerational Arbitration Symposium on ‘Hot topics of International Arbitration’. The conference will take place at NYU Law School. Jonathan will be discussing the Law Applicable to Privilege in International Arbitration with Paola Patarroyo, D. Brian King and Silvia E. Marroguin Gonzalez.

The Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge (ERA Pledge): Meet the Female Arbitrators

On Monday 20 March, Jennie Gillies will be attending ‘Meet the Female Arbitrators’ networking event organised by The Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge (ERA Pledge). The evening will be hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills and has been designed to increase awareness of qualified arbitrator candidates and better serve clients, companies, and organisations in the appointment process.

Andrew Stevens appointed as a UK delegate to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

Last October, Andrew Stevens was appointed as one of the UK delegates to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. Read more here.

6th March 2023

Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2023

Sean Brannigan KC (Joint Head of Chambers) and Christopher Moger KC have been recognised in the Chambers Asia Pacific 2023 Guide. Chambers and Partners describe Sean as a ‘respected figure in the international arbitration sphere, demonstrating a particularly high level of expertise in construction and energy proceedings. He regularly represents Korean and Chinese parties in […]

16th December 2022

4 Pump Court wins ‘International Arbitration Set of the Year’ at Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022

The Chambers and Partners UK Bar Awards 2022 were held yesterday evening at Old Billingsgate. ‘The awards recognise a Chambers pre-eminence in the UK. They also reflect achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.’ We were delighted to have won ‘International Arbitration Set of the […]

21st November 2022

Court orders for oral evidence and disclosure by non-parties in support of foreign arbitration proceedings: the changing picture in England- Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard

A lesser discussed area of the reforms to the Arbitration Act proposed by the Law Commission are the reforms proposed to s.44 and the powers of the court to support arbitrations set out therein. In this article, recently published in the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard discusses s.44 in […]

7th November 2022

Nominations for the Chambers Bar Awards 2022

We are delighted to announce that 4 Pump Court has been shortlisted for three awards at the Chambers Bar Awards 2022 both as a set and individual members. Our nominations are: Construction Silk of the Year – Rachel Ansell KC Construction Set of the Year International Arbitration Set of the Year Winners of the awards will […]

1st September 2022

Commercial Court clarifies requirements for appointing arbitrators in ARI v WXJ [2022] EWHC 1543 (Comm) – James Leabeater KC and Gideon Shirazi

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

Spotlight on… Rachel Ansell KC

Rachel Ansell KC 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 ‘Tenke Fungurume Mining SA v Katanga Contracting Services [2021] EWHC 3301 (Comm)’

James Leabeater KC 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 […]

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