Mondaq UK: Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration > Sovereign Immunity: Public Sector Government
Herbert Smith Freehills
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Sovereign States have, for a long time, enjoyed a degree of protection from the English courts under the State Immunity Act 1978.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Often called the fourth branch of government, administrative agencies implement the labyrinth of federal regulations governing people and companies in the United States.
Gowling WLG
Going to a bookmakers and placing a bet on the outcome of a lottery (known as 'secondary betting') is distinct from participating in a lottery by buying a lottery ticket.
Clyde & Co
Today is World Town Planning Day, which highlights the importance of town planning in creating sustainable communities and places
Clyde & Co
Building on the momentum from the recently imposed ban in NSW on the use of certain aluminium composite panels under the Building Products (Safety) Act 2017 (NSW) on 15 August 2018.
Wrigleys Solicitors
However, it is likely that new statutory guidance will encourage school employers to set out more clearly expectations about staff relationships outside school.
Herbert Smith Freehills
The English Court (the "Court") has dismissed an application by Ukraine to set aside a court order permitting Russian investor, PAO Tatneft, to enforce an arbitral award against Ukraine.
Baker Botts L.L.P.
The UK Supreme Court has laid down important principles for the enforcement of international arbitral awards and, specifically, for the interception ...
As reported here, the House of Commons' Delegated Legislation Committee considered the UPC Privileges and Immunities Order last week.
We look at a recent Court of Appeal decision in relation to GP partnership disputes.
Fieldfisher LLP
Sovereign immunity is a legal doctrine by which the sovereign or state cannot commit a legal wrong and is immune from civil proceedings or criminal prosecution.
Two recent cases serve to remind us once again that Scots law's flexible view on the distinction between private law and public law can often afford litigants a speedier and more flexible procedures than those available in "standard" private actions based on contract.
Fieldfisher LLP
Litigation funding rules in England and Wales changed radically on 1 April 2013, enabling lawyers now to share to a greater extent than ever before the costs risk of litigation with their clients.
The English decision in Barnett Fashion Agency Limited v Nigel Hall Menswear Limited highlights the difficulties in transferring agency agreements and the need for agents to take care - and most importantly legal advice - when they are considering changing their trading form, status, name etc.
Ince & Co
G sold a cargo of butane to B to be used as feedstock by B in its plastics production plant.
Ince & Co
Novasen (the Seller) was a trading company based in Senegal. Alimenta (the Buyer) was a company based in Switzerland trading in groundnut and other vegetable oils.
Ince & Co
was the seller and C the buyer under an FOB Port Harcourt sale of naphtha.
Ben Macfarlane & Co
This is a shipping dispute that was initially dealt with in arbitration but subsequently appealed to the Commercial Court pursuant to section 69 Arbitration Act 1996. Somewhat surprisingly, given the courts’ usual reluctance to overturn arbitration awards except in extenuating circumstances, in this case, Mr. Justice Tomlinson decided the arbitration award should be set aside.
Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
The Court of Appeal in CTI Group Inc v Transclear SA (22 July 2008) has reiterated that under English law international commodities sellers are required to perform their contractual obligations in full even if deprived of their intended source of supply.
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