Elinore Thomas

Elinore Thomas

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International Arbitration Newsletter - Q4 2014

CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO – SOUTH AFRICA’S TERMINATION OF ITS BILATERAL TRADE AGREEMENTS: The main concern for any foreign investor is security of tenure for its investment. Investors generally feel threatened when...more

12/14/2014 - Bilateral Agreements EU International Arbitration

English court - a move towards summary procedures in international arbitration?

A factor often perceived as a disadvantage of arbitration when compared with national court litigation is the lack of availability of summary procedures such as default or summary judgment. The recent judgment of the English...more

12/12/2014 - Arbitration Coal Industry International Arbitration Summary Judgment UK

International Arbitration Newsletter Q3 2014

COUR DE CASSATION QUASHES DECISION THAT DISREGARDED ICC RULE ON TIME LIMITS TO ARBITRATOR CHALLENGES - In the latest installment of a seven-year saga that has captured the attention of the arbitration community, the...more

9/24/2014 - Arbitration International Arbitration

English court upholds obligation to hold "friendly discussions" before arbitration

In a recent decision, the English Commercial Court has upheld the enforceability of a clause requiring the parties to seek to resolve a dispute by "friendly discussions" prior to commencing arbitration. The decision...more

9/23/2014 - Arbitration UK

Managing legal risks arising from cloud computing

On 26 June 2014, the European Commission announced that it had been presented with guidelines on the standardisation of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for cloud computing services. The publication of the guidelines...more

9/2/2014 - Cloud Computing EU European Commission Popular Risk Management Service Level Agreements

Court of Appeal finds against banks in allowing amendments to pleadings based on LIBOR manipulations

On 8 November 2013, the Court of Appeal handed down its much anticipated judgment in two related appeals, Graiseley Properties Limited and others -v- Barclays Bank Plc and Deutsche Bank and others -v- Unitech Global Limited...more

11/13/2013 - Banks Barclays Deutsche Bank Libor Swaps UK

Third parties and arbitration agreements: Fortress Value v Blue Skye (United Kingdom)

In the recent case of Fortress Value Recovery Fund I LLC and others v Blue Skye Special Opportunities Fund LP and others1 the English Court of Appeal considered the relationship between the Arbitration Act 1996 and the...more

6/27/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements EU Third-Party

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