Call us today0800 160 1298
 
 

Advantage Litigation

Welcome to Advantage Litigation Services. We provide affordable access to commercial litigation.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Team Blogs
    Team Blogs Find your favorite team blogs here.
  • Login
    Login Login form

London’s commercial courts still a favourite amongst overseas litigants

Posted by on in Uncategorized
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 366
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print

The recent Commercial Courts Report 2019 by Portland Communications sheds an interesting light onto the types of litigation and commercial legal actions being bought in London, and the nationalities of those bring such claims.

Whilst UK citizens still form the majority of claimants (407 in 2019), the next five highest number of litigants by nationality for the period March 2018 to March 2019 were the USA (37), Kazakhstan (36), Russia (29), India (29) and Ukraine (25). The period in the report saw London’s commercial courts hearing 258 cases, with 60% of the litigants coming from outside of the UK.

The report highlights the continued trend of Kazak, Russian and Ukrainian individuals opting for London as their preferred litigation location, with many cases being in connection with fraud and contract disputes. High profile litigants have included Igor Kolomoisky, a businessman who was a defendant in three separate cases and Russian businessman Vitaly Orlov, known as the ‘Cod King’, who was involved in a high-profile dispute surrounding control of a fishing company.

Commenting on the report, a spokesperson for Radcliffe Chambers said:

CIS litigation is probably its own bubble and, more generally, what the statistics cannot tell us is how many of these international disputes arose from contracts concluded before 2016’s Brexit referendum,’ he said. ‘The real test will be how many contracts made since then have chosen courts in other countries to resolve future disputes because of concerns about difficulties of enforcement in the EU."

The report confirms that London will likely remain as the litigation jurisdiction of choice for overseas litigants, despite growing competition from countries such as Singapore and Dubai. London courts are seen as being free of the corruption that can materialise in other courts, leaving foreign litigants with concerns about other jurisdictions.

Commercial Litigation Funding

If you are thinking about taking legal action against another individual or company but are worried about the costs involved, Advantage Litigation Services have the skills and expertise to help you find a way of funding commercial litigation without risking your personal finances or those of your business. Click here to contact us today or call 0800 160 1298 to see how we can help.

Get in touch

  1. Your Name(*)
    Please let us know your name.
  2. Your Email(*)
    Please let us know your email address.
  3. Company Name(*)
    Please write a subject for your message.
  4. Your Phone Number
    Invalid Input
  5. Message(*)
    Please let us know your message.
  6. Anti-Spam, please enter the characters shown
    Anti-Spam, please enter the characters shown
    Invalid Input

Latest News

  • Despite facing criticism from the legal profession since they were updated in the Damages-Based Agreements Regulations in 2013, forthcoming updates to Damages Based Agreements (‘DBA’) are set to make this model of funding for civil litigation claims far more attractive. DBA’s are a type of contingency fee whereby a solicitor or barrister receives a portion (usually a percentage) of their Clients damages in the event of a legal action successfully concluding. This percentage deduction varies depending on the type of claim, and in addition law firms may also claim back disbursements they have incurred in running the case. The updates to the DBA regulations were recently outlined by Sir Rupert Jackson, a former Lord Justice whose name became synonymous with the massive changes to the legal landscape that resulted from April 2013’s Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (‘LASPO’) –... Read More

  • Reigning European Cup champions and current runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool FC have failed in their bid to register the word ‘Liverpool’ as part of their wider marketing activities. The iconic club, founded in 1892 and with a fan base of millions throughout the world, had made it clear that they only wanted to register ‘Liverpool’ in the context of football-related activity. The Anfield-based club stated that its application was driven by a desire to protect fans from traders selling unauthorised products bearing the club’s name. However, a recent decision by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has refused their application. Even though other clubs such as Chelsea FC have registered place name trademarks for similar football-related commercial usage, the ICO said that in comparison to their Premier League rivals, the ‘geographical significance’ of Liverpool as a city was far more significant... Read More

  • Three senior managers from Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the operators of the Fukushima power plant involved in 2011’s nuclear disaster, have been acquitted of professional negligence charges following a high-profile trial in Japan. The three men - Sakae Muto, 69; Tsunehisa Katsumata, 79; and Ichiro Takekuro, 73 - were accused of professional negligence resulting in death and injury for failing to act on information about the risks from a major tsunami. In their defence, they argued that the data available to them at the time was unreliable. Had they been convicted, the three would have faced up to five years in prison. So far, there’s has been the only criminal trial stemming from the disaster. The Fukushima disaster in March 2011 was the largest since Chernobyl in 1986, and whilst there were no deaths from direct radiation exposure in the immediate... Read More