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No one really knows what patterns or practices we will all adopt once the COVID-19 crisis has passed its peak, but there are already clear signs that some changes are here to stay. Industries that had either never imagined functioning virtually, or thought that such change would take years to implement, have adapted and acclimatised to the ‘new normal.’ The legal industry certainly falls into this category and has adapted at pace.
This chapter covers common issues in enforcement of foreign judgments, laws and regulations through the detailing of the general enforcement regime, enforcement regime applicable to judgments from certain countries, and methods of enforcement in 25 jurisdictions.
Kennedys continues to deepen its bench of offerings with the addition of partner Jared Greisman to its New York office. He joins from Goldberg Segalla, where he was a partner in the global insurance services team and chaired his first-party property practice.
The fourth edition of our most popular guide for claims handlers has launched, helping empower insurers, third party administrators, corporates and their claims teams to become less reliant on their lawyers
Arbitration considerations for Israeli and United Arab Emirates entities following the Abraham Accords
In an exciting geopolitical development in August 2020, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) established formal diplomatic relations. It is anticipated that the historic “Abraham Accords” will lead to vibrant commercial activity between two of the Middle East’s most prosperous economies.
Case review 01-12-2020
After a year in the making, the English Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed Halliburton’s appeal holding that, as at the date of the hearing to remove the arbitrator, the fair-minded and informed observer would not have concluded that circumstances existed that gave rise to justifiable doubts as to the arbitrator’s impartiality. We look at the decision and its implications for the arbitral community.
Kennedys has announced that partners Victoria Clucas and Bill Evans have moved from London to Dubai as part of the firm’s plans to strengthen its capabilities across the Gulf and Middle East region.
Mark Chudleigh and Lewis Preston author the Bermuda chapter in Global Legal Insights: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2020, which covers key topics including efficiency and integrity, injuctions, cross-border issues, disclosure and privilege, costs and funding, settlement and mediation, and arbitration and expert determination - in 24 jurisdictions.
Arbitration is one of the most flexible forms of dispute resolution and, as such, is well equipped to assist parties to negotiate their way through the COVID chaos, although it will still need to be managed carefully. The point, however, as this chapter seeks to set out, is not simply to weather the storm. What we will look at is the impact of COVID-19 and whether arbitration can be said to have been revolutionised as a result.