The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) Limited and others  UKSC 1 Jonathan Gaisman QC, Adam Fenton QC and Douglas Grant, with Miles Harris of 4 New Square represented Hiscox Insurance Company Limited (“Hiscox”) in the Supreme Court in the expedited test case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) to determine whether sample […]
Members of 7KBW intend to produce news items and bulletins on topics related to Covid-19 at regular intervals over the coming months.
The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) Limited and others  UKSC 1 Gavin Kealey QC, Andrew Wales QC, Sushma Ananda and Henry Moore represented MS Amlin Underwriting Ltd (“MSA”) in the Supreme Court in the expedited test case brought by the FCA to determine whether selected business interruption wordings respond to COVID-19 losses. The judgment of Lords […]
PDVSA Servicios SA v Clyde & Co LLP  EWHC 2819 (Ch) David Allen QC and Michael Ryan successfully appeared in PDVSA Servicios SA v Clyde & Co LLP, a High Court commercial fraud dispute concerning US$330 million held in a solicitors’ escrow account in London. The Claimant, PDVSA – the state oil company of […]
7KBW congratulate the authors of Carver on Charterparties upon the publication of the Second Edition of this work under the editorship of Professor Howard Bennett. The authors are Professor Howard Bennett, Julia Dias QC, Stephen Hofmeyr QC, Simon Kerr, Alexander MacDonald, Peter MacDonald Eggers QC, Richard Sarll and Professor Stephen Girvin. The first edition, whose […]
Herculito Maritime Limited and others v Gunvor International BV and others  EWHC 3318 (Comm) During a voyage from St Petersburg to Singapore with a cargo of 69,493.28 metric tons of fuel oil, MV POLAR was seized by Somali pirates while she was transiting a designated ‘High Risk Area’ in the Gulf of Aden off […]
Aegean Baltic Bank SA v Renzlor Shipping Ltd  EWHC 2851 (Comm) Peter MacDonald Eggers QC and Henry Moore have secured a judgment worth c. US$10 million in a loan finance dispute in which they acted for the Claimant, Aegean Baltic Bank S.A. (“the Bank”). The dispute concerned the Defendants’ allegations that the Bank as […]
Chambers is delighted to announce that Michael Holmes and Professor Alan Dignam have been successful in this year’s silk competition. Michael Holmes Michael specialises in all aspects of commercial law, including insurance and reinsurance, shipping and international trade, commercial fraud and professional negligence, with a particular interest in the conflict of laws and jurisdiction disputes. […]
Argentum Exploration Limited v 2391 bars of Silver formerly laden on board SS “TILAWA” and all persons claiming to be interested in and/or to have rights in respect of the Silver  EWHC 3434 (Admlty) Stephen Hofmeyr QC, representing the Salvors of 2364 bars of silver recovered from the wreck of the SS TILAWA which […]
Victor Pisante & Others v George Logothetis & Others  EWHC 3332 (Comm) Henshaw J handed down an interesting judgment on Friday 4 December 2020 regarding the circumstances in which the Commercial Court will grant security for costs. In the underlying dispute, the Claimants allege that the Defendants fraudulently induced them to enter into certain […]
Chambers is pleased to announce that David Allen QC has been called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands by the Honourable Justice Ellis sitting in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
Apache North Sea Ltd v Euroil Exploration Ltd  EWCA Civ 1397 David Allen QC and Henry Moore appeared for Apache before the Court of Appeal in a significant oil and gas case. They acted for the appellant and proposed cross-respondent. The appeal concerned a Farm-Out Agreement by which Apache sold to Euroil Exploration Limited […]
Gavin Kealey QC has been quoted in The Financial Times and by Law 360 while acting for insurers in the Financial Conduct Authority (Appellant) v. Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd. and others (Respondents), case number UKSC 2020/0177 appeal that was heard in The Supreme Court from 16th November 2020 for four days. Mathew Vincent of The Financial Times reported […]