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Clive Freedman QC Succeeds In BVI Appeal: Retrospective Extension Of Claim Form Granted

Clive Freedman has won an appeal in the Eastern Caribbean (“EC”) Court of Appeal (“CA”) (a BVI appeal heard in St. Lucia, an effect of the hurricanes of last year).  Clive represented VTB, one of Russia’s largest banks, in a case against Alexander Katunin.  As a result of the appeal, VTB was granted an extension […]

April 20, 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

Article by Richard Sarll – Submarine Cables and Admiralty Law

Submarine cables and Admiralty law: a guide to cable damage claims. An article by Richard Sarll concerning the pursuit of claims for damage to sub-sea cables appears in this month’s edition of Lloyd’s Shipping and Trading Law.  The article aims to provide a comprehensive but succinct guide to these claims, which are increasing in number.   […]

February 21, 2018

Christopher Butcher QC appointed as High Court Judge

7KBW is delighted to congratulate Christopher Butcher QC on his appointment as a High Court Judge, sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division.  He will sit as a nominated Judge of the Commercial Court.  The appointment will take effect on 5th March 2018, with the Lord Chief Justice swearing in the new Mr Justice Butcher at 09:45 on 13th […]

February 19, 2018

September 11 contingency claims

A reinsurance arbitration concerned with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and whether contingency losses (mostly arising out of the cancellation or postponement of sporting events, such as the US National Football League and the Ryder Cup) could be aggregated for the purposes of excess of loss reinsurance.

February 14, 2018

Bilta (UK) Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc

Bilta (UK) Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc [2017] EWHC 3535 An important judgment on legal professional privilege has been handed down by the High Court.  In Bilta (UK) Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc [2017] EWHC 3535 the Chancellor considered the scope of litigation privilege and upheld RBS’s claim to privilege over […]

February 9, 2018