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Serle Court Cross-Border Litigation Conference

Location: Crowne Plaza Limassol Hotel, Promachon Eleftherias 2, Agios Athanasios, Limassol 4103, Cyprus

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding an inaugural conference in Limassol, Cyprus on Thursday, 12 September 2019 preceded by a networking lunch to welcome all of the delegates. 

The theme of the conference, 'Hot Topics in Chancery & Commercial from around the Globe', will include panel sessions on Civil Fraud, Trust Litigation, Company, Private International law and Arbitration delivered by our expert barristers and guest lawyers from London.

The conference will be chaired by Philip Jones QC

Philip Marshall QC, Dakis Hagen QC, Kathryn Purkis, Matthew MorrisonJames Weale, Emma Hargreaves, Eleni Dinenis and Gregor Hogan will deliver sessions on a series of topics as follows:

How to avoid unwanted defrosting: measures to ensure the effectiveness of freezing orders

This session will look at the ways in which Courts in England and Wales, Cyprus and other common law jurisdictions are able to reinforce freezing orders, including the making of ancillary orders in support of foreign proceedings, and granting injunctive relief against non-cause of action defendants.

Trusteeship and directorship: questioning the boundaries

This session will take a practical look at anti-Bartlett provisions, which attempt to negate the effect of Bartlett v Barclays Bank plc [1980] 1 Ch 515:

  • What are they?
  • What does the caselaw show about how effective they are?  
  • How effective should they be?
  • The residual high-level duty in light of Zhang Hong Li v DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd [2018] HKCA 435.
  • What lessons are there here for trustees and directors?

Private International Trusts: recent updates

This session will evaluate a series of recent cases involving issues of private international law and firewall legislation.  

Arbitration of Cypriot company disputes: jurisdiction and remedies

  • An overview of the unfair prejudice regime in Cyprus (s.202 of the Cypriot Companies Act), and comparisons with the English Companies Act 1948.

The powers of a tribunal in respect of a Cypriot Company, including a comparison of the principles developed by the English Court of Appeal in Fulham Football Club and applied by the Cypriot courts in Re Desimanco (2015).

To view the full programme, please click here. To view the handouts from the conference, please click here.

To access the preferential delegate room rates at the Crowne Plaza, please click here.

For more information regarding this conference, please contact our Marketing & Events Executive, Lyric McDonald.