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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

Bermuda Form

Bermuda Form Arbitration is a core practice area for members of 7KBW. Members offer unrivalled experience in this field.  Bermuda Form disputes are usually high value claims concerning prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals; medical devices; herbicides; automotive products; oil, gasoline and MTBE pollution; and environmental liability. David Edwards QC acted as successful Leading Counsel for Ace […]

April 19, 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

Stephen Hofmeyr QC will be speaking at the China Guangzhou Arbitration Commission in China

On the 20th April 2018 Stephen Hofmeyr QC will be speaking at the China Guangzhou Arbitration Commission in China, Guangzhou. Stephen will be speaking on – Shipping and Arbitration: New Opportunity and Charm; and The Development of Arbitration. The Guangzhou Arbitration Commission, together with the CPC Nansha District Committee and Nansha District People’s Government, will […]

April 9, 2018

Songa Winds v Navig8 v Glencore

Alistair Schaff QC and Jocelin Gale acted for the successful claimant owners in this matter concerning maritime letters of indemnity.  The ultimate respondent and sub-charterer of the vessel, Glencore Agriculture BV, had requested that discharge of the relevant cargo be effected to its immediate buyer, Aavanti Industries Pte Ltd, and issued letters of indemnity against […]

March 2, 2018