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Chancery Division considers ICSID arbitral jurisdiction

Chancery Division considers ICSID arbitral jurisdiction

November 16 2017

This litigation concerns a battle for control over the English subsidiary of a Turkish mining company. It raises a number of interesting issues, including whether the English court should refuse to recognise the authority of officers of the Turkish company that owe their position as such to orders of the Turkish courts. The latest skirmish in the litigation concerned an application by the English subsidiary...

PCP Capital Partners LLP and others v. Barclays Bank Plc

PCP Capital Partners LLP and others v. Barclays Bank Plc

November 14 2017

In these Commercial Court proceedings, PCP claims a large sum in damages from Barclays Bank PLC (the “Bank”) in connection with PCP’s alleged role in the Bank’s 2008 capital raisings.  The trial of this matter was scheduled to commence on 15 January 2018 and was listed for eight weeks.    There are parallel criminal proceedings brought by the Serious Fraud...

Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury joins One Essex Court

Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury joins One Essex Court

November 09 2017

One Essex Court is delighted to announce that Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury has joined Chambers.  In confirming his arrival, Lord Grabiner said, ‘I am delighted that Lord Neuberger, until recently the President of the UK Supreme Court, has, with immediate effect, joined our Chambers at One Essex Court as an arbitrator.’ Lord Neuberger, who retired from the Supreme Court at the end of...

Sonia Tolaney QC wins Commercial Litigation Silk of the Year 2017

Sonia Tolaney QC wins Commercial Litigation Silk of the Year 2017

October 26 2017

Sonia Tolaney QC was awarded Commercial Litigation Silk of the Year 2017 at the Chambers UK Bar Awards event on 26 October 2017.  The awards are based on research for the 2018 edition of Chambers UK Bar and reflect Sonia's pre-eminence and outstanding work in this key practice area. As well as this award, One Essex Court was nominated for Set of the Year in Banking and Set of the Year in Commercial...