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Modernising Disputes: Practical Points to Consider for Litigation and Arbitration

Posted by Amanda Montano on May 7, 2021 9:05:16 AM

By Amanda Montano, Associate, and Theodora Okocha, Trainee

Although parties rarely consider dispute resolution provisions in any great detail at the contractual negotiation stage of a transaction, they should. Time spent on considering these issues at the outset will ultimately prove to be invaluable down the road should a dispute occur, saving time, costs and energy in the long run.

At the latest Trade & Export Finance Webinar, we looked at key considerations parties should take into account when opting for litigation versus arbitration and offered some practical tips to bear in mind for drafting dispute resolution provisions for your contracts.

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Topics: Litigation, Arbitration, ICC, dispute resolution, LCIA

The ICC Calls on Governments to Allow for Digital Authentication and Delivery of Trade Documents, in Light of the Covid-19-Induced Disruptions

Posted by Geoff Wynne on Apr 17, 2020 12:24:52 PM

By Geoff Wynne and trainee Szonja Kolbenheyer at Sullivan in London

On 6 April 2020, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) published an urgent memorandum addressed to governments and Central Banks, urging them to take the necessary steps towards the immediate transition from mandating the use of paper-based trade documentation to recognising digital authentication and delivery of documents as a legally binding and enforceable alternative.

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Topics: ICC, ICC Rules, International Chamber of Commerce, Trade and Export Finance

The ICC publishes Incoterms 2020

Posted by Francesca Umicini-Clark on Oct 2, 2019 1:23:13 PM


By Rajan Dhami, Francesca Umicini-Clark and Simon Cook

On 10 September 2019, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) issued a much anticipated set of revisions to the Incoterms – the international commercial terms published to clarify the obligations of buyers and sellers in trade contracts, which will come into force on 1 January 2020. In a further attempt to adapt to current commercial practices and provide innovative solutions, Incoterms 2020 have introduced a number of significant changes.

The most notable changes include:

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Topics: Trade & Export Finance, ICC

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Ellis Lawson is a partner in the Trade & Export Finance Group in Sullivan's London office. He has extensive experience across a wide range of finance products and geographies, having spent significant portions of his career based both in London and in the Middle East and having advised on transactions across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Ellis is also a speaker for Sullivan's Trade & Export Finance webinars.


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