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7KBW is proud to be a founding member at the London International Disputes Week

7KBW is proud to be a founding member of the LIDW taking place in London from 7th-10th May 2019. LIDW aims to bring legal practitioners from around the world to celebrate London as a major centre for handling disputes for the international business community, through a program of interactive sessions. There will be opportunities to […]

March 14, 2019

The 2019 Lords Goff and Hobhouse Lecture

The 2019 Lords Goff and Hobhouse Lecture was given by Lord Justice Longmore, on Monday 25th February 2019. Please view a copy of the lecture here.

March 5, 2019

Robert Bright QC will be speaking at the Admiralty Bar Group Debate

Robert Bright QC will be speaking at the Admiralty Bar Group debate: Ship Arrest after the Alkyon: Is Counter Security just over the horizon? The debate will be held at 6pm on Thursday 7th March 2019 at the IDRC, 70 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1EU for a 6.30pm start. Please view the flyer here for more information […]

February 25, 2019

HSBC Bank Plc succeeds in $9 million personal guarantee claim

[2019] EWHC 231 (Comm) The Commercial Court handed down judgment on 8 February 2019 in HSBC Bank Plc v Pearl Corp & Ors. [2019] EWHC 231 (Comm), upholding HSBC Bank Plc’s $9 million claim against the personal guarantor of two $15 million facility agreements. HSBC had advanced $30 million to finance the acquisition of two […]

February 11, 2019

Lord Mance appointed to the Singapore International Commercial Court.

The President of the Republic of Singapore has appointed Lord Mance as international judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) for a period of 2 years commencing 5th January 2019. Lord Mance, 75, who read law at University College, Oxford, was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1965 and appointed Queen’s […]

January 10, 2019

7KBW sponsor the 3rd MLAS Maritime Mooting Competition in Singapore

7KBW will be sponsoring the 3rd MLAS Maritime Mooting Competition held in Singapore. This Finals will be held on 23rd January 2019 and will be presided by a distinguished panel of judges: The Honourable Senior Judge Chao Hick Tin The Honourable Judicial Commissioner Pang Khang Chau Mr. Richard Southern QC, 7 Kings Bench Walk The […]

December 11, 2018

Can claimants who arrest vessels be required to give cross-undertakings in damages? Not at present, but the Court of Appeal says the position may be open to reconsideration

NatWest Markets plc v Stallion Eight Shipping Co. S.A. [2018] EWCA Civ 2760 In this appeal, Robert Bright Q.C. and Charles Holroyd, instructed by Watson Farley Williams, successfully represented the respondent bank.  The appeal was brought by a vessel owner against a decision of Teare J., who had dismissed the owner’s application to have its […]

December 11, 2018

Flying success for 7KBW team in Aircraft Purchase Fleet Limited v Compagnia Aerea Italiana SPA [2018] EWHC 3315 (Comm)

Aircraft Purchase Fleet Limited v Compagnia Aerea Italiana SPA [2018] EWHC 3315 (Comm) Gavin Kealey QC, Andrew Wales QC, Anna Gotts and Harry Wright have successfully defended a $260m claim for damages by Aircraft Purchase Fleet Limited (“APFL”) on behalf of Compagnia Aerea Italiana SPA (“CAI”), the former operator of the Alitalia airline. APFL claimed […]

December 4, 2018