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Kennedys continues to deepen its bench of offerings with the addition of partner Judith A Selby to its New York office.
Prior to 2020, remote or virtual hearings in international arbitration were a limited if not unknown phenomenon. It was relatively common for interim procedural hearings to be heard in the form of telephone conferences. Also, sometimes witnesses might join a hearing by video link. However, to most arbitration practitioners, the idea of a substantive hearing being entirely heard by video link would have been a novelty.
Kennedys has continued its growth in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in Muscat, in the Sultanate of Oman. This office opening is in response to client demand for a presence in Oman, and sees Kennedys become the only international insurance-focused law firm in the country.
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.