Can claimants who arrest vessels be required to give cross-undertakings in damages? No

NatWest Markets plc v Stallion Eight Shipping Co. S.A. [2018] EWHC 2033 (Admlty) In a decision that will be of interest to all shipping and admiralty lawyers, Robert Bright Q.C., Charles Holroyd and Marcus Mander instructed by Watson Farley Williams, have successfully defended an application by a vessel owner to have its vessel released from […]

July 31, 2018

David Allen QC to deliver speech in Mexico City

David Allen QC has been invited to speak during English Law week in Mexico City (3-4 September 2018) on the subject of International Arbitration. The event has been organised by the Bar Council and the Law Society, with the Mexican Chambers of Commerce and the three main national bar associations in Mexico.

July 25, 2018

Lord (Jonathan) Mance returns to 7KBW as an arbitrator

Lord Mance has re-joined chambers at 7 King’s Bench Walk, following his retirement as Deputy President of The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on 6th June 2018. He is available for appointment as arbitrator in a wide variety of cases, particularly international, commercial and investment arbitration. Lord Mance sat from 1993 to 1999 as […]

July 17, 2018

Commercial Court analyses familiar Greek-law defences to guarantee claims

[2018] EWHC 1733 (Comm) The Commercial Court handed down judgment on 6 July 2018 in HSBC Bank Plc v Antaeus & ors., upholding HSBC’s c.US$2.5 million claim against defaulting ship-finance borrowers and their corporate and personal guarantors. The judgment of Deputy Judge Andrew Henshaw QC includes a 6-page consideration of Articles 862, 281 and 288 […]

July 9, 2018

7KBW teams act in major preliminary issues trial

[2018] EWHC 1083 (Comm) James Brocklebank QC acted with Henry Moore, and Peter MacDonald Eggers QC acted with Marcus Mander in this substantial trial of 10 preliminary issues, raising a number of interesting points of law in the insurance context and more generally, particularly relating to the notification of insurance claims and the operation of […]

May 9, 2018

Successful defence of civil fraud claim brought by liquidators of major company

Instant Access Properties Ltd v Rosser &ors [2018] EWHC 756 (Ch) Michael Ryan of 7KBW acted in the successful defence of a substantial civil fraud action.  The Inside Track Group was, prior to the financial crash, one of the largest property investment concerns globally.  In Instant Access Properties Ltd v Rosser & ors [2018] EWHC […]

April 18, 2018