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Arbitration Tips: Challenging an arbitral award in the English court

Arbitration Tips: Challenging an arbitral award in the English court

Finality is one of the key selling points of arbitration. Consequently, challenging an award before the English court is far from easy. There are obstacles in the path of any challenge or appeal and the available grounds are limited and closely scrutinised.

Arbitration Tips: Appointing the Tribunal

Arbitration Tips: Appointing the Tribunal

When a dispute arises which must, under the terms of an arbitration agreement, be referred to arbitration, the first step will be for the parties to appoint the tribunal. Finding the right arbitrators and ensuring that the relevant contractual, statutory or institutional requirements are complied with is vital.

Brexit: What impact will it have for IP rights holders?

Brexit: What impact will it have for IP rights holders?

There has been much speculation on what will happen to European IP rights in the UK following Brexit. Rights holders now have greater clarity following the publication of the draft withdrawal agreement under negotiation between the UK and the EU. Here is a brief synopsis of the main points agreed so far.

Beating the scammers: What to do if you fall victim to payment scam

Beating the scammers: What to do if you fall victim to payment scam

If you discover that your business has fallen victim to a payment scam, it is essential you act quickly.  We provide guidance on immediate practical steps to take and summarise the main options for legal action to try to recover misappropriated funds.