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On 29 April 2020 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Enka v Chubb  EWCA Civ 574, now the leading authority on jurisdiction for applications for anti-suit injunctions and ascertaining the law to be applied to an arbitration agreement. A copy of the judgment is available here.
Amidst heightened tensions in the Middle East, an Iranian oil tanker 'Sabiti ' has been damaged by what Iranian media said was a rocket attack. Whilst the explosion caused an oil spill into the Red Sea, this was brought under control, according to Iranian news agency, IRNA and the crew was reported to be safe. However, what will be the implications for the insurance industry? Jonathan Moss, Head of Marine & Trade at DWF, explores the cost to the insurance market.
Global legal business DWF has appointed Linda Fu to lead its London based China Desk.
Young ITA has organised over fifteen successful events this year all over the world including in Sao Paolo, Buenos Aires, Guatemala City, Miami, Washington DC, New York City, London, and India. The first Dubai Young ITA talk took place on Wednesday 5 December 2018.
DWF has appointed solicitor advocate Naomi Pryde as partner to head its Scottish commercial litigation team.
There remains no guarantee that, from the intended Brexit day of 30 March 2019, the current tariff-free movement of goods between the two territories will not cease. Various models for future relationships are in debate, but the UK is currently ruling out the simplest (and least change) model of remaining in a customs union with the EU.
On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") rendered an important judgement in case C-284/16, Slovak Republic v. Achmea. The CJEU declared invalid the investor-State dispute settlement ("ISDS") arbitration clause in the bilateral investment treaty between the Netherlands and Slovakia ("intra-EU BIT").
Foreign arbitration specialists will welcome some reassurance that the amendments made to the UAE Advocacy Law, do not affect their right to represent clients in arbitrations seated in the Emirate of Dubai.
A recent decision of the Dubai-DIFC Judicial Tribunal appears to throw a lifeline to the DIFC Courts in their role as a conduit jurisdiction. Gordon Blanke continues his articles on arbitration with this recent contribution for the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.