On 30 June 2020, the European Parliament (EP) and the Council of Europe (EC) struck a “Deal on digitalisation of access to justice” to benefit EU citizens: the reform of the Evidence Regulation 1206/2001 on cooperation between the courts of the Member States in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters (‘Evidence Regulation’). The Evidence Regulation, which provides a […]
International litigation and arbitration
Having to obtain reliable and admissible evidence located in foreign jurisdictions, adds additional layers of complication to cross-border litigations and arbitrations. Thus, the ability to take evidence abroad efficiently, effectively, fairly and economically is an important strategic consideration for parties to litigation and arbitrations alike. This blog considers the taking of evidence across the Channel between now and 31 December 2020 as well as after that date.
In Enka Insaat Ve Sanayi AS v OOO “Insurance Company Chubb” & Ors  EWCA Civ 574 (Enka vs Chubb), the English Court of Appeal recently ruled on issues relating to forum conveniens and the choice of law in relation to arbitration agreements. The English Commercial Court considered two issues, including, first, whether the Commercial Court could or should grant an anti-suit injunction against […]
On 11 March 2020, the WHO declared the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic. At the time, 114 States had reported cases. In a bid to halt the spread of the virus domestically and internationally, many States started winding back public life. The measures, some of which are unprecedented in times of peace, all have one purpose: to […]
Grotius Chambers will hold a webinar for those interested in understanding the legal implications of COVID-19 for international organisations. Date: Thursday, 2 April 2020Time (CET): 1:30 pm (Group I) and 3 pm (Group II)Online-based webinar This highly practical webinar will canvass international public and private law issues and is of special interest to practitioners specializing in international organisations law as well as legal […]