Business Dispute

Does agreeing to “reasonable costs” mean assessment on the indemnity basis?

Yes, held the Commercial Court. In Alafco Irish Aircraft Leasing Sixteen Ltd v Hong Kong Airlines Ltd [2019] EWHC 3668 (Comm) the parties had entered into a lease which contained a clause that the Defendant (who was the lessee) was to pay all of the Claimant’s (the lessor’s) “reasonable costs and expenses” of litigation, including its legal …

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Can foreign litigants be bound by English jurisdiction clauses contained in contracts to which they are not a party

Airbus SAS v Generali Italia SPA and others [2019] EWCA Civ 805 In its recent decision Airbus SAS v Generali Italia SPA and others, the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against a declaration that the English court had jurisdiction to determine a claim by insurers concerning damage to an aircraft pursuant to an English jurisdiction …

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5 top tips about business disputes, from a business solicitor

It can be stressful when you find yourself involved in a business dispute, especially if you’re a partnership or SME. As business solicitors, we’ve resolved all sorts of business disputes. Here are some of the self-help measures you can take to avoid business disputes in the first place. Draw up proper agreements A small business is …

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