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A round up of the key developments in dispute resolution that you should be looking out for in 2017
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Submitted: 09 January 2019
The Disclosure Pilot Scheme commences in the Business and Property Courts, while a working group considers potential changes to the way witness evidence is taken.
Submitted: 09 November 2018
French court surprisingly withdrew a court order granting infringement seizure on the ground that the patentee request was not supported by sufficient evidence for the infringement suspicion. It is not clear whether the court intended to hamper patentees’ access to infringement seizure or if this decision was simply motivated by the specifics of the case.
Submitted: 07 November 2018
Lessons from Robert Tchenguiz & Ors v Grant Thornton UK LLP & Ors regarding the availability of documents and evidence following an aborted trial.
Submitted: 16 October 2018
Par une décision du 26 septembre 2018, la Cour de Cassation vient rappeler les éléments pouvant constituer une faute « grave » privative de l’indemnité de fin de relation prévue à l’article L. 134-12 du code de commerce.
Submitted: 09 October 2018
The court granted a worldwide freezing order against persons unknown, and allowed the use of technology and social media in various innovative ways to manage the litigation.
Submitted: 31 July 2018
The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has confirmed its approval of the Disclosure Pilot Scheme, heralding major changes to the way disclosure will be conducted in the Business and Property Courts.
Submitted: 02 July 2018
Article qui expose des difficultés pratiques qui sont posées depuis l’entrée en vigueur du décret 2017-891 relatif aux exceptions d'incompétence et à l'appel en matière civile. Une difficulté particulière est mise en évidence s’agissant de la nouvelle procédure d’appel créée en lieu et place du contredit.
Submitted: 26 February 2018
The Court of Appeal has considered arguments as to whether a UK parent company can be liable for the actions of a foreign based subsidiary.
Submitted: 23 February 2018
The Supreme Court has, by a narrow majority, refused a litigant in person's appeal relating to the service of a claim by email.
Submitted: 19 February 2018
On 07 February 2018, in the presence of the Minister of Justice, agreement protocols were signed between the Paris Court of Appeal, the Paris Commercial Court and the Paris Bar for the creation of a Chamber dedicated to the resolution of international disputes within the Paris Court of Appeal.
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2019 is likely to be an interesting year for commercial disputes, with several trends set to dominate. Read our ‘What to look out for in Disputes in 2019’ for an overview of developments in the year ahead, as well as what this means for you.
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