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Michael Holmes successfully challenges the jurisdiction of the Commercial Court in claims made by the Libyan Investment Authority

The Libyan Investment Authority v JP Morgan Markets Limited [2019] EWHC 1452 (Comm) Bryan J has today handed down judgment on certain applications made in The Libyan Investment Authority v JP Morgan Markets Limited [2019] EWHC 1452 (Comm).  The case involves claims by the Libyan Investment Authority (“the LIA”), a sovereign wealth fund, to rescind […]

June 10, 2019

Members publish specialist energy law resource for Practical Law

David Allen QC, Jason Robinson, and Henry Moore have published a specialist Oil & Gas Practice Notice for the launch of Practical Law’s new Sectors project. The new Energy Sector contains resources written by a range of experts in the law of energy and natural resources, and covers matters ranging from M&A to decommissioning. To […]

June 5, 2019

Court of Appeal decision in €100 million civil fraud claim

Group Seven Ltd v Notable Services LLP [2019] EWCA Civ 614 The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in a major civil fraud case concerning the theft and laundering of €100 million. In Group Seven Ltd v Notable Services LLP [2019] EWCA Civ 614, Sonia Tolaney QC and Michael Ryan, instructed by Alan Sheeley […]

May 7, 2019

Privy Council clarifies the nature and scope of the oppression remedy

Galantis (Respondent) v Alexiou and another (Appellants) (Bahamas) [2019] UKPC 15 Stephen Hofmeyr QC and Anna Gotts appeared for the successful Appellants in this appeal to the Privy Council.   This decision brings welcome clarity to the scope of the oppression remedy, confirming inter alia that its application is limited to cases in which a company […]

April 8, 2019

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