Litigation and Arbitration

  • Ranking, Financing, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration, Oil and gas, Intellectual Property, Shipping Offshore

    2021

    Top ranked in Chambers Global 2021

    We are happy to announce that it is once again confirmed by Chambers and Partners that Wikborg Rein is top ranked in Chambers Global 2021.

  • Shipping Offshore, Litigation and Arbitration

    2020

    Arbitrator bias and the duty of disclosure: Supreme Court adopts a pragmatic approach

    When parties agree in a contract that any disputes arising from that contract will be referred to arbitration, they hope that any tribunal that will be appointed will be free of bias and approach the matter fairly. One of the long running debates, particularly in specialist fields where there has traditionally been a limited pool of arbitrators, is to what extent arbitrators need to disclose previous relationships with the parties to an arbitration or their lawyers.

  • Shipping Offshore, Litigation and Arbitration

    2020

    International enforcement of arbitral awards

    The New York Convention allows for recognition and enforcement of international arbitral awards in most states. In this article, we outline the main steps of the process of enforcing international arbitral awards, adding our practical insight on the peculiarities of specific jurisdictions

  • Shipping Offshore, Litigation and Arbitration

    2020

    Imposing conditions to contractual consent – is it reasonable?

    In the recent decision in Apache North Sea Ltd v INEOS FPS Ltd [2020] EWHC 2081 (Comm), the Commercial Court has provided guidance on the interpretation of consent provisions in a contract where such consent is not to be “unreasonably withheld”.

  • Shipping Offshore, Litigation and Arbitration

    2020

    When is the law applying to an arbitration agreement not the same as the law applying to the contract?

    In Enka Insaat Ve Sanayi AS v OOO Insurance Company Chubb [2020] UKSC 38 the UK Supreme Court has (by a 3:2 majority) recently clarified that, in the absence of an express choice of law, the law governing the validity and scope of the arbitration agreement is that of the seat of the arbitration and not the law applicable to the contract.

  • Shipping Offshore, Litigation and Arbitration, Oil and gas

    2020

    ICC launches revised Rules for Arbitration: Considerations for commercial parties in the offshore sector

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, conducting arbitration proceedings in 2020 has been challenging for many parties. As a result, several institutions have recognised the need for further developments in procedure and thus this year has resulted in numerous revisions to rules; including the most recent updates of the ICC Arbitration Rules (the "Rules").

  • Litigation and Arbitration

    2020

    Remote hearings in Norwegian courts and arbitration – eight months later

    Norwegian courts and arbitral tribunals have seen a considerable increase in the number of remote hearings over the last eight months, and the provisional regulations following the outbreak of Covid-19 have now been prolonged. Our new dispute resolution partner Jørgen Vangsnes shares the experience so far.

  • Prosedyre

    2020

    Jørgen Vangsnes: Ny partner i Oslo

    Tidligere i år ble Jørgen Vangsnes utnevnt til ny partner ved Wikborg Reins Oslo-kontor. Med omfattende erfaring og kompetanse innen prosedyre og tvisteløsning blir Jørgen et solid tilskudd til firmaets sterke prosedyreteam.

  • COVID-19, Shipping Offshore, Litigation and Arbitration

    2020

    The effects of Covid-19 on scheduled court and arbitration hearings in England

    The effects of the current outbreak of Covid-19 on ongoing court and arbitration proceedings have been profound ranging from general court closures, adjournment of cases and potential increases to costs (as well as some potential savings) and a corresponding rise in remote hearings. The following article sets out basic guidance regarding the conduct of a remote hearing, addresses frequently asked questions and also reviews the potential costs consequences.

  • Prosedyre

    2018

    Anti suit injunctions – are they still available in the EU?

    In the recent case of Nori Holdings and others v. Public Joint Stock Company – Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation, the English High Court was asked to decide whether anti-suit injunctions could now be granted to restrain proceedings in another EU state. They decided that the answer was still "no".