Oliver Browne

Oliver Browne

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Thwarting Torpedoes and Other Clarifications: Recast Brussels Regulation in Force From 10 January 2015

One of the relatively unsung success stories of the European Union (and its predecessors) is its experiment in judicial co-operation. The first major component of this experiment was the 1968 Brussels Convention on...more

3/10/2015 - Brussels Convention Final Judgment Jurisdiction UK

Change to Rules of Service Out of the United Kingdom Following the Recast Brussels Regulation

Introduction - Regulation 44/2001 (the “Original Brussels Regulation”), which aimed to harmonise the approach to jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments across European Union Member States’...more

3/9/2015 - Domicile EU Hague Convention Jurisdiction Rules of Civil Procedure Service of Process UK

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 - February 2015

In this Issue: - Thwarting Torpedoes and Other Clarifications: Recast Brussels Regulation in Force From 10 January 2015 - International Energy Charter Signals New Global Cooperation in the Energy...more

2/5/2015 - Arbitration Brussels Convention EU Harmonization Rules Jurisdiction

4 Elements to Improve Enforceability of a Multi-tiered Dispute Resolution Clause

The English High Court decision in Emirates Trading Agency LLC v Prime Mineral Exports Private Limited offers guidance. Why this case is important - Multi-tiered or dispute escalation clauses are an important...more

8/21/2014 - Contract Drafting Contracts Clause Dispute Resolution UK

Reconsidering Repudiations of Contracts: Recent Developments

A repudiation of a contract is a breach of contract by one party that is sufficiently serious to entitle the other party to treat the contract as terminated with immediate effect and to sue for damages. An innocent party,...more

12/19/2013 - Breach of Contract Reaffirmation Repudiation

Disclosure v. Blocking Statutes

The recent decision in Secretary of State for Health and others v Servier Laboratories Ltd and others;; National Grid Electricity Transmission plc v ABB Ltd and others [2013] EWCA Civ 1234, concerned an appeal by two...more

12/19/2013 - Blocking Statutes Disclosure UK

Good News for Agents, but be Aware

Introduction - In Torre Asset Funding Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc [2013] EWHC 2670 (Ch), the claimant (“Torre”) was a lender in a financing structure which included super senior, senior, senior mezzanine, junior...more

12/19/2013 - Agents Default Lenders Royal Bank of Scotland UK

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