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The globalization of business streams has led to the rise of groups of potential claimants with similar cross-border claims, such as claims related to products or services offered on a global basis, mass disasters or economic crises.

September 16, 2021
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The ECJ has confirmed that intra-EU disputes under the ECT are not compliant with EU law. We discuss what impact, if any, this decision will likely have on the future of claims arising under the ECT.

September 8, 2021
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The Supreme Court’s recent decision has restored the orthodox approach to interpreting liquidated damages clauses and has brought some certainty following the Court of Appeal’s judgment in 2019. It has also emphasised the importance of protecting accrued rights.

July 28, 2021
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One of the biggest risks on any construction project is non-payment. This article sets out contractual measures to mitigate non-payment risks and describes “self-help” remedies to obtain payment under United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) law.

May 28, 2021
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London partner Louise Woods spoke to the Women’s Energy Council as part of their podcast series. Louise provides a wealth of knowledge in practical projects aimed at improving inclusivity.

Published by The Energy Council

April 13, 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic has created an exponential increase in the number of virtual arbitration hearings, including in the Middle East.

April 8, 2021
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Although emerging markets offer a wealth of investment opportunities, political instability and government responses to adverse events present risks for foreign investors. This article considers key dispute risks related to “force majeure” events in emerging markets, using Mozambique and Bangladesh as examples, and suggests mitigation measures for those risks.

March 29, 2021
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At the beginning of 2020, arguing hearings and trying cases in a completely remote environment seemed like science fiction.

March 17, 2021
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The International Chamber of Commerce’s (“ICC”) preliminary statistics for 2020 reveal a record total of new arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) cases, reflecting the predicted growth in ICC dispute resolution services.

V&E International Dispute Resolution Update

March 9, 2021
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A Court of Appeal decision in December 2020 has provided further guidance on the interpretation of long-term gas supply agreements, particularly in relation to take or pay clauses.

February 15, 2021
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As one of the top former prosecutors in the country, Zachary Terwilliger has an intimate understanding of how to get clients out of the government’s crosshairs. He’ll counsel companies on how to avoid problems before they start; help clients identify existing problems and determine whether remediation is necessary; and zealously represent clients who are the…

February 9, 2021
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It was a moment that many had been anticipating for years, yet the latest crop of V&E partners didn’t fete their promotions with parties and champagne. Instead they fielded congratulatory phone calls, took part in virtual coffee breaks and held small celebrations at home with their families. But pandemic-related complications notwithstanding, the new partners —…

December 16, 2020