Daniel Harrison

Daniel Harrison

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Business and Human Rights - Recent IBA Guidance for Lawyers

Lawyers must have the intersection of business and human rights at the front of their minds, and in-house counsel are no exception. Human rights risks transcend borders and industries, and may lead to bet-the-company...more

11/27/2016 - Corporate Counsel Corporate Governance Corporate Social Responsibility Human Rights International Bar Association (IBA) New Guidance UK

International Arbitration Newsletter - October 2016

London has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the most popular and trusted arbitral seats in the world. The use of arbitration in England is long-standing and a legislative framework recognizing and seeking to encourage the...more

10/18/2016 - Arbitration Awards ICC ICSID International Arbitration Jurisdiction Most-Favored Nations Tribunals UK

Do Not Delay! The Early Bird Catches the Anti-Suit Injunction

The recent case of ADM Asia-Pacific Trading PTE Ltd v PT Budi Semesta Satria [1] illustrates the need for parties to act promptly and carefully when faced with proceedings contrary to an arbitration agreement. The court...more

8/5/2016 - Anti-Suit Injunctions Arbitration Agreements Contract Disputes UK

Court Refuses to Expand Challenges of Arbitral Procedural Orders

The recent case of Enterprise Insurance Company Plc v U-Drive Solutions (Gibraltar) Limited [1] illustrates the reluctance of courts to intervene in arbitrations despite the parties agreeing otherwise. The court dismissed an...more

8/4/2016 - Arbitration Breach of Contract Jurisdiction UK

Court Refuses to Grant Declaratory Relief in an Arbitration

A recent Commercial Court case emphasises the limitations on court intervention in arbitration, and demonstrates that parties must think carefully about when and how to raise jurisdictional issues. In HC Trading Malta...more

7/21/2016 - Arbitration Agreements Binding Arbitration Commercial Court Declaratory Relief Jurisdiction Tribunals UK

Supreme Court Upholds Finality of Arbitral Awards

A recent Supreme Court decision raises issues over the extent of court intervention in the arbitration process and reminds us of the importance of carefully selecting institutional rules so as to avoid (if necessary) the...more

7/13/2016 - Appeals Arbitration Agreements Arbitration Awards Cargill ICC LCIA Maritime Transport UK UK Supreme Court

Challenging Arbitral Awards – Who’s the Boss and What Can It Do?

Appealing High Court decisions under the Arbitration Act 1996 (the Act) may be restricted following a recent ruling by the Court of Appeal. In Integral Petroleum SA v Melars Group Limited (2016 EWCA Civ 108), the Court of...more

6/21/2016 - Appeals Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Arbitration Awards Contract Drafting Jurisdiction UK

Beware the “Non-Exclusive” Arbitration Clause

“Non-exclusive” arbitration clauses provide that disputes “may” be referred to arbitration (rather than “shall” or “should” be so referred). The Privy Council clarified the nature of these clauses in a recent case but...more

4/4/2016 - Arbitration Agreements Binding Arbitration British Virgin Islands Business Disputes Contract Drafting Exclusivity Forum Selection Litigation Fees & Costs Motions to Stay Proceedings Stockholder Agreements UK

Difficulties for witnesses or strong connection with another jurisdiction not grounds for resisting arbitration agreement

In circumstances where the parties have already chosen arbitration as a means of settling disputes, the English courts will give short shrift to arguments focused on practical difficulties in providing witness evidence or on...more

2/17/2016 - Anti-Suit Injunctions Arbitration Agreements Bills of Lading International Arbitration Jurisdiction Shipping Sudan UK Witnesses

High Court Flexes its Muscles in Support of LCIA Arbitration

The English High Court has again demonstrated its willingness to exercise supervisory jurisdiction in support of arbitration proceedings by granting an anti-suit injunction and a freezing order against a party which started...more

2/17/2016 - Anti-Suit Injunctions Arbitration Agreements Asset Freeze Dispute Resolution Clauses India International Arbitration Jurisdiction LCIA UK

The Bribery Act Bites: Convictions for Foreign Bribery as Government Publishes Anti-Corruption Plan

In December 2014, the Serious Fraud Office (the SFO) secured landmark convictions in two separate cases: its first convictions against individuals under the Bribery Act 2010 (the Bribery Act) and its first conviction against...more

3/9/2015

Dispute Resolution Clause in Settlement Agreement Supersedes the Underlying Agreement

Monde Petroleum SA v Westernzagros Ltd [2015] EWHC 67 (Comm) - In 2006, WesternZagros Ltd (WZL), an oil and gas company incorporated in Cyprus, entered into a consultancy agreement with Monde Petroleum SA (Monde), a...more

3/9/2015 - Arbitration Business Litigation Consultants Oil & Gas UK

International Arbitration Newsletter - January 2014

In This Issue: - Germany Designates Latham & Watkins International Arbitration Co-chair Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert to ICSID Panel - Choice of Venue in International Arbitration: A Book to Guide Tactical Venue...more

1/29/2014 - International Arbitration

Human Rights Obligations on Companies: Important Legal Developments

Introduction - The requirement that businesses take steps to ensure respect for human rights is no longer simply a matter of good governance and “soft” law. Companies involved in international businesses must comply...more

12/19/2013 - Human Rights UK

Non-Compliance with Human Rights Obligations Poses New Legal Risks for UK Companies

An overview of recent developments in UK law regarding business and human rights - The UK government has launched a new action plan on business and human rights that is designed to implement the UN’s Guiding Principles...more

11/5/2013 - Compliance Human Rights UK United Nations

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