Axel Castren

Judgments of note: Uber and Ryanair

Uber London Limited v Transport for London and others The High Court has refused Uber’s application to declare its business model lawful. The judgment will impact private hire operators in London and Transport for London (TfL) alike. Market commentary suggests that by making Uber and other private hire operators liable for VAT, the judgment may […]

Harper Collins

Judgments of note: Libel actions and Associated Newspapers

Roman Abramovich v (1) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; (2) Catherine Belton The High Court has recently ruled in favour of Roman Abramovich in the first stage of his libel action against HarperCollins Publishers and Catherine Belton. In so doing, it found allegations that Abramovich had acted on the instructions of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to […]


Judgments of note: BeIN Media Group and Google

Selevision Saudi Company v BeIN Media Group LLC The High Court has dismissed BeIN Media Group LLC (BMG’s) application for permission to bring a counterclaim against Selevision Saudi Company (SSC), after the latter sought for leave to enforce its arbitral award. The decision reaffirms the high importance English courts attach to the enforcement and recognition […]

Shell oil

Judgments of note: Shell and franchise agreements

Jalla and others v Shell International Trading and Shipping Company  The Court of Appeal has recently ruled against the appellants in its second judgment in Jalla and others v Shell International Trading and Shipping Company. The appeal concerned whether two named individuals could claim remediation relief for the effects of an oil spill on behalf […]