The High Court has handed down judgment in the latest stage of the long-running battle by the former shareholders of Yukos to enforce their record-breaking arbitration award against the Russian Federation. Click here for the judgment.
We are delighted to announce that Hermann Boeddinghaus was formally appointed as Queen’s Counsel on Monday 15th March 2021. The appointment ceremony is due to take place later this year.
The High Court has today handed down judgment in Puharić v Silverbond Enterprises Limited  EWHC 351 (QB). The claim concerned Juśte Puharić, an “experienced gambler”. In May 2015, he attended the Park Lane Club in London where, over a period of five days, he ‘turned over’ a total of £27 million, winning £1.2 million overall. It
The e-book contains extensive analysis into the key issues arising out of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the latest legal developments, in contract, corporate insolvency, personal insolvency, company law (including directors’ duties), banking and financial services, civil procedure and offshore litigation. The ninth edition is available to download here and is due to be published in
Falk J, following a 10 week trial, has given a judgment ( EWHC 175 (Ch)) dismissing the Official Receiver’s disqualification application against the charity’s trustee directors, 5 of whom were successfully represented by George Bompas QC (leading Catherine Doran of Radcliffe Chambers). The disqualification proceedings resulted from the charity’s high profile collapse in mid-2015, with
The Royal Court of Jersey has recently handed down judgment in Financial Technology Ventures II (Q) LP and Ors v ETFS Capital Limited and Tuckwell  JRC 025, a minority shareholders’ action seeking a share purchase order on the grounds of unfair prejudice or a just and equitable winding up. Following a four-week trial held in Jersey
The Court of Appeal (David Richards, Henderson and Rose LJJ) has handed down its judgment on a costs appeal in the long-running case of Global Energy Horizons Corporation v Robert Gray. Having successfully represented GEHC at a trial before Asplin J in 2015 (led by Orlando Fraser QC), Andrew de Mestre QC and James Knott represented
The Lawyer has published its list of the ‘Top 20 Cases of 2021’ (link here), which this year features Stanford International Bank v HSBC Plc. Two members of Chambers, Andrew de Mestre QC and James Knott, are acting for Stanford International Bank (“SIB”), led by 4 New Square’s Justin Fenwick QC and instructed by Stewarts. The claim, worth
4 Stone Buildings has published the eighth edition of its free-to-download e-book entitled “Litigation in the Time of Covid-19: Legal issues in commerce, finance and insolvency”. The e-book contains extensive analysis into the key issues arising out of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the latest legal developments, in contract, corporate insolvency, personal insolvency, company
The High Court has handed down judgment in General Electric Company v AI Alpine US Bidco Inc and ors  EWHC 45 (Ch). The application concerned the question of whether a Part 8 claim brought in relation to the proper interpretation of a Share Purchase Agreement ought to be stayed in favour of an ongoing