Sponsored briefing: Court intervention with respect to arbitral awards in Kenya

Sponsored briefing: Court intervention with respect to arbitral awards in Kenya

Oraro’s Chacha Odera, Eva Mukami and Radhika Arora look at the use of arbitration as a form of dispute resolution within Kenya. Introduction The use of arbitration as a form of dispute resolution within the Kenyan jurisdiction has been on an upward trajectory for a long time, more so with the promulgation of the Constitution …

Sponsored briefing: 2021 – a year of change

Sponsored briefing: 2021 – a year of change

Stewarts’ Sean Upson considers how the upcoming year will define and influence new working practices Certain years define and influence our practices for years to come, and 2021 will likely be one of those. If anything, it will eclipse the 2007-2008 financial crisis, where the market disruption played out in the courts for well over …

Sponsored briefing: RPC interview series – Simon Hart

Sponsored briefing: RPC interview series –  Simon Hart

To what extent is the current crisis similar to the 2008 financial crisis? They are very different. Every economic crisis has different drivers, despite people tending to lump them together. The consequences for the legal market are always different as a result. Why? 2008 was a once-in-a-lifetime event, just like the pandemic, but of a …

Sponsored briefing: The effect of recent English Supreme Court judgments on GCC-based arbitration

Sponsored briefing: The effect of recent English Supreme Court judgments on GCC-based arbitration

Robert Sliwinski, of counsel at Al Suwaidi & Company, explains how common law principles are transforming international arbitration proceedings in the GCC region Over the past six months there have been two important judgments in the Supreme Court of England and Wales which are likely to influence GCC-based arbitrations where they are based on common …

Sponsored briefing: Post-Brexit cross-border disputes – what next?

Sponsored briefing: Post-Brexit cross-border disputes – what next?

Simmons & Simmons examine the existing European framework, the legal changes introduced by Brexit and practical points that parties will need to consider in the future when contemplating, or participating in, cross-border disputes between the UK and EU Prior to Brexit, a robust legal framework existed which governed cross-border disputes between the UK and the …

Sponsored briefing: RPC interview series – Jeremy Drew

Sponsored briefing: RPC interview series –  Jeremy Drew

How would you describe RPC’s retail offering? Our retail group is one of the five strategic focuses of the firm. It sits at the very heart of what we do. It’s one of the biggest and most comprehensive retail practices in the City. We have the necessary scale. There are more than 70 core people …

Sponsored foreword: Litigation amid a pandemic – 2021 and beyond

Sponsored foreword: Litigation amid a pandemic – 2021 and beyond

One of the strangest features of Covid-19 is that it manifests itself in the human body in a random and unpredictable manner. The same can be said of its effect on the world of commercial disputes. My view is that nothing ever quite pans out in a way many commentators assume. If one thinks back …

Sponsored briefing: Litigation laws and regulations in Mexico

Sponsored briefing: Litigation laws and regulations in Mexico

Ramón Fernández Vigil and Alejandro Del Castillo Ramírez give an overview of litigation laws and regulations that may occur in Mexico What are the main methods of resolving commercial disputes? The main methods of resolving commercial disputes in Mexico are: a) ordinary commercial trial, b) executive commercial trial, c) special proceedings, d) oral commercial trial, …

Sponsored briefing: Indian courts in litigants’ homes

Sponsored briefing: Indian courts in litigants’ homes

The team at Singhania & Partners LLP discuss how courts in India have adapted to online technology over the past year While it may be true that the pandemic has badly affected all activities across the world, it certainly has paved the way for much needed overhauling in the dispute resolution system in India. Dispute …

Sponsored briefing: The antitrust challenge to Big Tech

Sponsored briefing: The antitrust challenge to Big Tech

Eric Posner discusses the US antitrust law challenges for Big Tech companies After a long period of stagnation, United States antitrust law has experienced a jolt of adrenaline, thanks in large part to public anxiety about the enormous economic and cultural power of Big Tech. Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet (which owns Google), and Facebook are …