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)”

Avionics v. Nigeria [2016] EWHC 1761 (Comm)

L R Avionics Technologies Ltd v. The Federal Republic of Nigeria and Attorney General of the Federation of Nigeria  In this case Mr Justice Males had to decide whether property belonging to the Federal Republic of Nigeria that is being leased to a privately owned company (Online Integrated Solutions Ltd or “OIS”) was immune from … Continue reading “Avionics v. Nigeria [2016] EWHC 1761 (Comm)”

Posted on

Categories

SerVaas v. Rafidian Bank & Others, UK Supreme Court, [2012] UKSC 40

SerVaas sought to recover money due to it under an agreement that it had entered into with the State of Iraq relating to the commissioning of a copper and brass processing factory in Iraq. It obtained a judgment against Iraq in the Paris Commercial Court and then obtained a Third Party Debt Order in England … Continue reading “SerVaas v. Rafidian Bank & Others, UK Supreme Court, [2012] UKSC 40”

Gold Reserve Inc v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela [2016] EWHC 153 (Comm)

Mr Justice Teare rejected an application by Venezuela to set aside an order made ex parte that granted leave to Gold Reserve Inc, a Canadian company (“GRI”), to enforce an ICSID arbitration award in the same manner as a judgment of the Court and that gave judgment in the terms of the award. The Court … Continue reading “Gold Reserve Inc v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela [2016] EWHC 153 (Comm)”