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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: 14 June 2019
The High Court has considered a request for a stay of court proceedings relating to one arbitration where a new arbitration had been commenced.
Submitted: 28 May 2019
Brexit has now officially reached the lower level courts in Germany. Already courts have to deal with the potential effects on contractual cross-border relationships.
Submitted: 18 April 2019
Where an order for disclosure was made in a case prior to 01 January 2019, the Pilot Scheme will still apply to all subsequent applications for disclosure.
Submitted: 17 April 2019
This landmark Supreme Court ruling paves the way for claims against English-domiciled parent companies for the conduct of their overseas subsidiaries.
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the largest claim in the history of UK civil litigation, and the first claim under the UK's flagship "opt-out" regime, can proceed.
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.
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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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