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UK Supreme Court Confirms Key Principles Concerning the Governing Law of Arbitration Agreements: Kabab-Ji SAL (Lebanon) v Kout Food Group (Kuwait) [2021] UKSC 48

The Supreme Court recently handed down its highly anticipated decision in Kabab-Ji SAL (Lebanon) v Kout Food Group (Kuwait) [2021] UKSC 48, concerning the enforcement of a Paris arbitral award in England and Wales. In its judgment, the Court unanimously dismissed the appeal brought by Kabab-Ji SAL (“Kabab-Ji”), meaning that Kabab-Ji cannot enforce a Paris-seated

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Recent Changes to German Administrative Practice on the Taking of Evidence: Art. 17 of the Hague Evidence Convention

The taking of evidence on German soil, especially by witness statements, to be used in foreign court proceedings has historically been quite burdensome. Most commonly, a foreign court would submit a request for legal aid to a German court. This German court would then itself conduct the taking of evidence, without the foreign court being