Commercial Court: PAO Tatneft v. Ukraine [2018] EWHC 1797

Commercial Court: PAO Tatneft v. Ukraine [2018] EWHC 1797 Mr Justice Butcher handed down on 13 July 2018 a judgment rejecting Ukraine’s State immunity objections in relation to the enforcement of an investment arbitral award rendered against it. (http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/format.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWHC/Comm/2018/1797.html&query=(arbitration)). Ukraine argued that there was no arbitration agreement because the arbitral tribunal imported the Fair and … Continue reading “Commercial Court: PAO Tatneft v. Ukraine [2018] EWHC 1797”

Commercial Court: GPF GP S.à.r.l. v. The Republic of Poland[2018] EWHC 409 (Comm) 

Mr Justice Bryan handed down a 46 page Judgment in which he set aside, pursuant to s. 67 of the Arbitration Act, an investor-State Award given by a Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitral Tribunal that was seated in London. The Commercial Court accepted GPF’s arguments on treaty interpretation, the application of the pro tem principle, and the … Continue reading “Commercial Court: GPF GP S.à.r.l. v. The Republic of Poland[2018] EWHC 409 (Comm) “

Dan Sarooshi appointment to Silk

Dan Sarooshi, author of this blog, will be appointed Silk in February 2018. The award of Queen’s Counsel recognises his excellence in advocacy across a wide-ranging practice in public international law, commercial law, international arbitration, and constitutional law.  

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Supreme Court: Benkharbouche v. SoS for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs and SoS for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs and Libya (Appellants) v. Janah [2017] UKSC 62, 18 October 2017

Benkharbouche v. Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Libya v. Janah [2017] UKSC 62, 18 October 2017 The case concerns Ms Janah, a Moroccan national who was employed as a domestic worker by the Libyan Embassy in London, and Ms Benkharbouche, also a … Continue reading “Supreme Court: Benkharbouche v. SoS for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs and SoS for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs and Libya (Appellants) v. Janah [2017] UKSC 62, 18 October 2017”

Supreme Court & Court of Appeal decisions in Taurus Petroleum Limited v. State Oil Marketing Company of the Ministry of Oil, Republic of Iraq

Supreme Court: Taurus Petroleum Limited v. State Oil Marketing Company of the Ministry of Oil, Republic of Iraq [2017] UKSC 64 Court of Appeal: Taurus Petroleum v. State Oil Marketing Company of the Ministry of Oil, Republic of Iraq [2016] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 42 The Supreme Court handed down its Judgment in Taurus v. State … Continue reading “Supreme Court & Court of Appeal decisions in Taurus Petroleum Limited v. State Oil Marketing Company of the Ministry of Oil, Republic of Iraq”

Supreme Court case: Reyes v Al-Malki and Another [2017] UKSC 61

Reyes v Al-Malki and Another [2017] UKSC 61 On 18 October 2017, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a former Saudi diplomat and his wife do not enjoy immunity from claims brought against them by their former domestic worker, Ms Reyes. Ms Reyes, a Philippine national, had been employed by Mr and Mrs Al-Malki as … Continue reading “Supreme Court case: Reyes v Al-Malki and Another [2017] UKSC 61”

The Law Debenture Trust Corporation P.L.C v Ukraine [2017] EWHC 655 (Comm)

The Law Debenture Trust Corporation P.L.C v Ukraine [2017] EWHC 655 (Comm) The annexation of Crimea and the exertion of military, political and economic pressure by Russia against Ukraine provided the controversial context surrounding a recent claim for summary judgment in the Queen’s Bench Commercial Court. The claimant was The Law Debenture Trust Corporation plc … Continue reading “The Law Debenture Trust Corporation P.L.C v Ukraine [2017] EWHC 655 (Comm)”

High Commissioner of Pakistan in the UK v Prince Mukkaram Jah and Others [2016] EWHC 1465

High Commissioner of Pakistan in the UK v Prince Mukkaram Jah and Others [2016] EWHC 1465 The proceedings concern competing claims for ownership of a fund worth approximately £35 million held by the National Westminster Bank Plc (the “Fund”). The Fund was held in an account which was opened in London in 1948 by the … Continue reading “High Commissioner of Pakistan in the UK v Prince Mukkaram Jah and Others [2016] EWHC 1465”

Sam Maharaj (Appellant) v. Prime Minister (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) [2016] UKPC 37

Sam Maharaj (Appellant) v. Prime Minister (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) [2016] UKPC 37 Mr Maharaj appealed to the Privy Council the earlier decision by the Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago that refused to award him damages in a judicial review claim against the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago. That … Continue reading “Sam Maharaj (Appellant) v. Prime Minister (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) [2016] UKPC 37”

Al Attiya v. Bin-Jassim Bin-Jaber Al Thani, [2016] EWHC 212 (QB)

Al Attiya v. Bin-Jassim Bin-Jaber Al Thani, [2016] EWHC 212 (QB) The defendant was the former Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar. The claimant issued a claim for damages for trespass to his land and person against the defendant and carried out personal service on him in London at one of his properties. … Continue reading “Al Attiya v. Bin-Jassim Bin-Jaber Al Thani, [2016] EWHC 212 (QB)”