Cornwall Luxembourg S.A.R.L. v International Game Technology Plc [2018] EWHC 42 (Comm)

January 29 2018

This dispute concerned the construction of a statute relating to the rights of minority shareholders. The Commercial Court determined the true construction of an Italian statute, introduced in 2003, in order to effect sweeping Italian company law reforms and to increase minority shareholder protections.  This statute has been (and continues to be) the subject of extensive and conflicting Italian...

January 15 2018

Craig Orr QC recently participated in a conference on Arbitration and Crime: Dealing with Allegations of Economic Crime in Arbitration co-organised by the Basel Institute on Governance, the University of Basel and the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law.  The conference, held on 11 and 12 January 2018 in Basel, addressed issues concerning the proof of corruption, and consequences of proving corruption,...

2 new silks at One Essex Court

December 15 2017

One Essex Court is delighted to announce that Philip Roberts and Steven Elliott have been successful in their applications for Silk.  The awards will take effect following an official ceremony on 26 February 2018. 

Chancery Division considers ICSID arbitral jurisdiction

November 16 2017

This litigation concerns a battle for control over the English subsidiary of a Turkish mining company. It raises a number of interesting issues, including whether the English court should refuse to recognise the authority of officers of the Turkish company that owe their position as such to orders of the Turkish courts. The latest skirmish in the litigation concerned an application by the English subsidiary...