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Commercial Law Conference

Event date: 23/09/14

This conference provides a review of the law and the approach of the English courts on the topics covered, illustrated by recent cases, including in particular cases in which Members of Chambers have been involved.  Topics will include:

The Jurisdiction of the English Court – How readily does the English Court accept jurisdiction over substantive claims emanating from foreign jurisdictions?

Support by the English Court for foreign proceedings – How readily does the English Court lend assistance to foreign courts and parties to foreign proceedings in the prosecution or defence of their claims?

Corruption and claims by and against foreign states – To what extent is the English Court willing to sit in judgment over claims in which a foreign state is a party?

Perspectives on international commercial disputes before the English Court – How has the English Court dealt with international commercial disputes in recent years, including disputes arising out of offshore jurisdictions, Russia and other CIS States and African States?  What issues and problems have such cases raised and what can be learned?

Current issues in damages – How are damages to be quantified in international commercial litigation?  What issues arise in the context of both contractual and competition claims?

The Mediation of International Disputes – What problems might arise, and what approaches should be adopted, in the mediation of international disputes between parties from different business cultures, languages and experiences and in international disputes involving states, government organisations and state-owned enterprises?

Keynote Speaker: John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist – John Micklethwait has been the Editor of The Economist, the world’s leading business and current affairs weekly, since 2006, and he is the co-author of several influential books on the global economy and business.  His latest book, “The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State”, was published by Penguin in May 2014.

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