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The University of Southampton
Institute of Maritime Law

Private International Law Interest Group Event - Transnational Injunctions POSTPONED Event

18:00 - 20:30
30 January 2019
Quadrant Chambers 10 Fleet St, London, EC4Y 1AU

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Miss Clare Brady on 02380593862 or email .

Event details

*Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been postponed, a new date will be confirmed in due course The availability of a wide range of injunctions, coupled with the flexibility of such equitable relief, is one of the key attractions of London as a forum for the resolution of international commercial disputes. The topics will include discussion of the potential problems with the application of private international law rules in the context of cross-border injunctive relief. The conference will provide insights into the new developments from both academic and practitioner perspectives. This evening conference is the second event in the Institute of Maritime Law’s Private International Law Series.

Fee - £55
(Student fee of £25 available but must register with a university email address)


18:00-18:20 ~ Registration and Coffee/Tea

18:20-18:25 ~ Welcome Talk from Robert Veal, Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton

18:25 – 18:45 ~ Session 1: Anti-suit Injunctions – Recent Developments  

Speaker: Alexander Sandiforth, Reed Smith LLP

The Front Comor lives on and The Yusuf Cepnioglu gathers pace.

18:45 – 19:05 ~ Session 2: Worldwide Freezing Injunctions – Recent Developments

Speaker: Dr Filip Šaranović, Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton

What is the current scope of worldwide freezing injunctions? Is there a requirement to show a real connecting link with the subject matter of the injunction? How do the courts exercise their discretion in cases involving foreign substantive proceedings?

19:05 – 19:25 ~ Session 3: Injunctive Relief and Arbitration 

Speaker: James M. Turner QC, Quadrant Chambers

How limited is the arbitral process when it comes to injunctions?  How can the Court help?  What are the circumstances in which the Court will and will not intervene?  James M. Turner QC will address these and other questions.

19:25 – 19:45 ~ Panel Discussion

Chair of the Panel: Robert Veal, Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton 

19:45 ~ Wine and canapés   

Speaker biographies

Alexander Sandiforth

Alexander is a partner in Reed Smith's London office. Alexander advises energy and natural resources companies and commodity trading companies on both contentious and non-contentious matters in relation to the trading and transportation of bulk commodities. A significant part of his practice is early dispute management and the provision of on-going advice in relation to the performance of long-term contracts. Alexander also advises shipowners and ship operators in relation to the transportation of bulk commodities, vessel sharing arrangements, pooling agreements and the sale and purchase of ships and shipyards on shipbuilding and offshore matters. Alexander has extensive experience of international arbitrations, including arbitrations in ICC, LCIA, LMAA, GAFTA and FOSFA. In addition, Alexander advises clients on disputes before the English High Court. Alexander regularly speaks at seminars and provides training for clients on English law issues. He has contributed a chapter on the use of “certificate final” clauses in international trade to “Maritime Law Evolving” (2013). Before qualifying as a solicitor Alexander was a lecturer in maritime law at the University of Southampton, specialising in international trade law and commercial conflict of laws.

James M. Turner QC

James M. Turner QC is a specialist commercial advocate with over 25 years’ experience in international arbitration and litigation in fields such as energy, shipbuilding, shipping, trade finance and joint ventures. His experience as a team leader, stretching over a decade, is in high-value, technical and expert-heavy cases. He is frequently instructed in arbitrations in other jurisdictions, including Hong Kong and Singapore. James also acts as an arbitrator. He is recommended as a leading silk in Legal 500 UK and Asia-Pacific editions and in Chambers & Partners UK and Global guides. James has given written expert evidence of English law in the Courts of Italy, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. He has built up considerable experience of applications for injunctive relief (freezers, delivery up, restraining orders and anti-suit injunctions), as well as receivership and interpleader.

Dr Filip Šaranović

Dr Filip Šaranović is a Senior Lecturer in Maritime Law and a Member of the Governing Board of the Institute of Maritime Law (IML) at the University of Southampton. He was previously a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Cambridge where he was teaching International Commercial Litigation. Filip’s research interests are primarily in the fields of private international law, civil procedure, commercial litigation and maritime law. He completed his doctoral thesis on the private international law aspects of freezing injunctions at the University of Cambridge and was supervised by Dr Pippa Rogerson. During his doctoral research Filip was also a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School focusing on the theoretical foundations of jurisdiction and asset preservation relief including pre-judgment attachment and preliminary injunctions.

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