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To Hear or Not to Hear, That is the Question – Challenging Jurisdiction and Service: The Defendant’s Toolkit

19 May 2021

Location: 10.00am - 11.30am UK Time Virtual Event (Zoom)
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To Hear or Not to Hear, That is the Question – Challenging Jurisdiction and Service: The Defendant’s Toolkit

Highlights

TL4 is delighted to bring you the first of an innovative new series, which will take you on a tour through the lifecycle of a dispute from the principal vantage point of the defendant’s lawyer.

As the new procedural rules post Brexit bed in, and to coincide with the new CPR 6.33(2C), we will be looking first at issues revolving around issues of jurisdiction and service: what are the tricks of the trade and how can the claimant’s lawyer seek to anticipate and overcome them?

Drill down into:

Jurisdiction

  • Domicile / presence in the jurisdiction
  • Jurisdiction and arbitration agreements including asymmetric jurisdiction clauses
  • Challenging permission to serve out, including forum non conveniens and material non-disclosure

Service

  • Was the claim served in time?
  • Was service defective, including were the requirements for service overseas complied with?
  • Should alternative service have been granted?

Expert Speaker Faculty:

Adrian Briggs QC (Hon)
Barrister
Blackstone Chambers (UK)

Adrian Briggs QC combines practice at the Bar with being Professor of Private International Law at the University of Oxford. His practice is dominated by advisory work, especially on all aspects of private international law, but with particular emphasis on the law on jurisdiction and the enforcement of foreign judgments. He is frequently instructed to give expert evidence, in the context of proceedings before foreign courts on questions of English private international law, such as whether judgments or settlements in foreign proceedings would be regarded as conclusive in England, on whether causes of action pleaded before foreign courts could be asserted in English proceedings, on how English courts would interpret particular jurisdiction clauses, and so on


Adrian Briggs QC (Hon)
Adrian Briggs QC (Hon) Barrister
Blackstone Chambers (UK)
Jon Felce
Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)

Described by the directories as a “rising star” and “a bright young gun” who “adds a sprinkling of tactical gold-dust where necessary”, Jon’s practice focuses on complex, high-value litigation for financial institutions, corporate clients, high net-worth individuals and insolvency practitioners. Since joining PCB he has been involved in multi-jurisdictional asset tracing cases including obtaining freezing orders in England and various European jurisdictions, a ground-breaking Search Order against a respondent against whom there is no cause of action, novel orders for alternative service and password cracking, and disclosure orders against third parties in England and the US. Jon also has particular experience in contentious insolvency, including in relation to cross-border recognition.


Jon Felce
Jon Felce Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)
Dan Wyatt
Partner
RPC (UK)

Dan Wyatt is an experienced commercial litigator with particular expertise in complex, high value civil fraud, financial services, and shareholder/partnership disputes. His work is usually multi-jurisdictional, and frequently involves Russia and Former Soviet Union countries.

Dan advises on proceedings in the English High Court, the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court, as well as on arbitration proceedings. Dan is listed by Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner, and as a recommended lawyer in RPC's commercial disputes and civil fraud practices. He also was nominated as a stand-out lawyer in the 2019 and 2020 Acritas Stars survey.


Dan Wyatt
Dan Wyatt Partner
RPC (UK)
Fiona Simpson
Partner
Kingsley Napley (UK)

Fiona advises clients in commercial dispute resolution matters including breach of contract, partnership disputes and shareholder/director disputes. Fiona regularly advises on jurisdiction matters where a party is domiciled outside England and Wales and/or where the subject matter of a claim involves other jurisdictions. She has been listed as a Thought Leader in Asset Recovery in the Who's Who Legal Global Investigations Review 2020.


Fiona Simpson
Fiona Simpson Partner
Kingsley Napley (UK)
Nikos Asimakopoulos
Director - Disputes
Alaco (UK)

Nikos Asimakopoulos joined Alaco in 2008.  He focuses on dispute-related assignments on behalf of law firms and their clients, working internationally. 

He has developed specific expertise in the extractive industries, particularly in Russia, Central Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.  Nikos holds a BSc and an MSc in Economics from the universities of York and Bath, respectively.  He speaks Greek and Russian.


Nikos Asimakopoulos
Nikos Asimakopoulos Director - Disputes
Alaco (UK)
Stephanie Wickenden
Barrister
Serle Court (UK)

Stephanie specialises in IP, Media and Art law and is developing a chancery and commercial practice. A significant proportion of her practice involves an international element and she has experience acting in cases with disputed jurisdiction. Despite her recent call she is currently instructed in some of the largest and most high profile IP cases currently before the UK courts. She has appeared before the CJEU (General Court), Court of Appeal, High Court and IPEC as well as in registry proceedings before the UK IPO and EUIPO.


Stephanie Wickenden
Stephanie Wickenden Barrister
Serle Court (UK)

Agenda

09.55am UK time
Audience Log-on
10.00am UK time
Chair's Opening Remarks
Speakers:
Jon Felce - Partner - PCB Byrne (UK)
10.05am UK time
To Hear or Not To Hear, That is the Question – Challenging Jurisdiction and Service: the Defendant’s toolkit
Speakers:
Adrian Briggs QC (Hon) - Barrister - Blackstone Chambers (UK)
Jon Felce - Partner - PCB Byrne (UK)
Dan Wyatt - Partner - RPC (UK)
Fiona Simpson - Partner - Kingsley Napley (UK)
Nikos Asimakopoulos - Director - Disputes - Alaco (UK)
Stephanie Wickenden - Barrister - Serle Court (UK)
11.15am UK time
Panel Q&A
11.25am UK time
Key Takeaways & Close of Event
Speakers:
Jon Felce - Partner - PCB Byrne (UK)

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