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The Digital Dispute Resolution Rules: A universal dispute resolution process for the digital age?

Jason Rose

October 8, 2021

Executive summary Following recent developments in the law relating to digital assets across the globe, the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce released its Digital Dispute Resolution Rules on 22 April 2021. The publication of the Rules follows the launch of the Taskforce’s Legal Statement on cryptoassets and smart contracts. The UKJT Rules build on the conclusion of…

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International arbitration update: Kabab-ji S.A.L. (Lebanon) v Kout Food Group (Kuwait)

Jason Rose

June 28, 2021

Culminating in the Supreme Court this week is the hearing of Kabab-ji S.A.L. (Lebanon) v Kout Food Group (Kuwait). This final appeal, which concerns the recognition and enforcement by the English courts of an arbitral award handed down by an ICC tribunal seated in Paris, is listed for Wednesday, 30 June to Thursday, 1 July….

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Supreme Court restates test for application of SAAMCO principle

Liam Spender

June 24, 2021

On Friday 18 June 2021, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in  Manchester Building Society v. Grant Thorton UK LLP [2021] UKSC 20. The decision restates the test for the application of the principle defined in the 1996 House of Lords decision in Banque Bruxelles Lambert SA v Eagle Star Insurance Co Ltd; South Australia…

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