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Rebalancing the Law on Asymmetric Jurisdiction Clauses

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The English High Court has held that asymmetric jurisdiction clauses are exclusive jurisdiction clauses for the purposes of the Recast Brussels Regulation (the Recast Regulation). Where claims are issued by disputing...more

The Impending Launch of the Unified Patent Court

by Dechert LLP on

In a fundamental change to how European patents are going to be litigated in Europe, the United Patent Court (UPC) will soon have exclusive jurisdiction over European patent disputes and will be able to issue remedies that...more

Commercial Court confirms that asymmetric jurisdiction clauses may be exclusive for the purposes of EU law

by DLA Piper on

Asymmetric jurisdiction clauses - also known as one-sided or 'for the benefit' clauses - are common in international financial services agreements, but their validity under EU law has been questioned in recent years by the...more

The implications of Brexit on the entertainment and media industry

by Reed Smith on

While the United Kingdom will not leave the European Union overnight, it is important to consider what the result of the Brexit referendum means to the entertainment and media industry. What are the challenges? How do we...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court concluded this week that a suit based on short selling filed in state court alleging state law causes of action was not preempted by the exclusive jurisdiction provision of Exchange Act Section 27 simply...more

Jurisdiction clause – lack of express statement of application to “all claims” not fatal

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Jurisdiction clauses in contracts set out which countries’ courts have the right to hear disputes arising out of the contract. It is important that they are clearly drafted as ambiguity can lead to expensive disagreements...more

Locke Lord Article: Enforcing US Stock and Bonus Plan Provisions Against UK Executives

by Locke Lord LLP on

Summary - Key UK Court of Appeal decision highlights the difficulty in enforcing US choice of law provisions within stock or bonus plans against UK based executives. The Issue - It is not unusual for US...more

"Irreconcilable Clash" of Jurisdictions

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

James Petter was a U.K.-based senior employee of the U.K. subsidiary of a U.S. company. As part of his compensation package, he was awarded restricted stock units (RSU) under the U.S. parent’s plan. The plan contained an...more

Court of Appeal holds standard clause in bills of lading to be exclusive English jurisdiction clause

by Reed Smith on

Hin-Pro International Logistics Ltd v Compania Sud Americana de Vapores SA [2015] EWCA Civ 401 - The Appellant Freight Forwarder commenced actions in China under 70 bills of lading, which incorporated the Respondent’s...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 36

In this issue: - Bylaw of Delaware Corporation Providing for Exclusive Forum in North Carolina Upheld - FINRA Board to Consider Rule Proposals Regarding Private Trading Platforms - CBOE and C2 in...more

Contract made in two places at once - a possibility under UK law

The High Court of England and Wales has recently decided that a contract can, in principle, be made in two separate jurisdictions at the same time if the contract does not include choice of law and jurisdiction clauses. In...more

What Happens in England, Stays In England?

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

In the decision In the matter of “The Alexandros T”, the UK Supreme Court restricted the application of Articles 27 and 28 of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 in a long-running insurance dispute involving multiple...more

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