international & transnational

In an increasingly international world our barristers regularly advise and act in cases with a transnational elements both in Employment and Commercial litigation. Such cases can raise issues from jurisdiction and choice of law questions to trickier points of diplomatic immunity, anti suit injunctions and territorial reach of the continental shelf.

Key cases included:

  • Dadourian Group International Inc v Simms [2006] EWCA Civ 1745, [2007] 2 All ER 329 worldwide freezing injunctions
  •  Samengo-Turner and others v Guy Carpenter [2008] ICR 18 (CA)) and Duarte v Black and Dekker [2007] EWHC 2720 (QB) injunctions and liability for breach of restrictive covenants and bonuses including
  • Yugraneft v Abramovich [2008] EWHC 2613 (Comm and Daley v ERT Plc & Anr [2009] All ER D 241 (CA) civil fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and company law including OJSC
  • Fourie v Le Roux [2007] UKHL 1 injunctions support of foreign proceedings
  • Jackson v Ghost Inc [2003] IRLR 824, Financial Times v Bishop EAT 2003 and Zeynalov v BP Exploration Caspian Sea [2009] (EAT) jurisdiction of the employment tribunal over transnational cases 
  •  Rinaldi v Rugby Football League (2010) EU law free movement: rugby and home grown player rules
  •  BALPA v BA (2007) QB EU law free movement: industrial action
  •  Craig v Transocean [2009] IRLR 519 applicabilility of Working Time Regulations to offshore oil platforms
  • London Branch of the Nigerian Universities Commission v Bastians [1995] ICR 358 unfair dismissal and diplomatic immunity