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The Singapore Convention – A Funder’s Perspective

Augusta’s International Arbitration Investment Manager Scheherazade Dubash writes about the recently signed United Nations Singapore Convention on Mediation. The Singapore Convention – A Funder’s Perspective In 1958 the United Nations forever changed the way the world perceived international arbitration with the advent of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards – […]

UK legal industry turnover at record high

Augusta and Managing Director Louis Young have appeared in The Global Legal Post today, discussing how the UK’s legal industry’s turnover reaches record highs in the first half Of 2019. Legal industry generated almost £18bn of revenue in first six months of 2019. London, 9th August 2019. Despite uncertainty in many areas of the economy, […]

Seeking access to justice through litigation funding for Middle East companies

When business disputes arise all too often the party who has been ‘wronged’ may simply walk away, rather than seek compensation for their losses. This has historically been due to several factors – whether social, legal or economic. But with numerous recent developments in legal and societal norms, nowadays often only economic issues impede access […]

A solution to rising adjudication costs

Augusta’s Infrastructure, Construction and Energy team have recently had their article titled, ‘A solution to rising adjudication costs’ published in the Construction News. The article discusses the evolution of construction adjudication in the UK over the past two decades.  Andrew Roberts and Chris Paterson are quoted as saying that, “where cashflow and profit are ever-more […]

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Principal changes in the revised AIC Code of Corporate Governance are relevant for boards of directors of Guernsey and Jersey companies

By Oliver Quarmby, Alexandra O’Grady The AIC Code is a framework of best practice in respect of the governance of investment companies published by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC). Founded in 1932, the AIC represents a broad range of closed-ended investment companies, incorporating investment trusts, offshore investment companies, real estate investment trusts and venture […]

Right of first refusal clauses are now recognised by Bulgarian courts

By Diana Dimova, Nina Tsifudina The Bulgarian Supreme Court of Cassation (“Supreme Court”) has recently issued a decision (No.19, dated 8 August 2019, under commercial case No. 2511/2017) that recognises for the first time the concept of right of first refusal (“ROFR”) clauses. This decision opens the door for the enforcement of such clauses in Bulgaria. It […]

Serbia Signs the Singapore Convention

By Milan Lazic, Milica Savic On 7 August 2019, Serbia became one of the first 50 countries in the world to sign the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation – dubbed the Singapore convention. Much like the New York Convention on Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, the […]

The Basics: How to enforce a domestic judgment in England & Wales

By Tom Price, Daniel Wood, Christopher Richards Whilst receiving a judgment in your favour may feel like the culmination of a potentially lengthy legal process, it may be just the first step (though an important one) on the path to financial recovery. In our latest insight, we look at how and when you can enforce […]

Regulation of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in the UK

By Matt Hervey, John P Cooper As the seat of the first Industrial Revolution, the UK has a long history of designing regulatory solutions to the challenges posed by technological change. However, regulation has often lagged behind – sometimes very far behind – new technology. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proving no exception to this historical […]

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