Conflicts of Law

Choice of law and jurisdiction disputes occupy much of Raymond’s practice. He frequently acts in disputes relating to jurisdiction involving the Brussels Regulation or non EU jurisdictions. Much of his experience involves a foreign law or laws, and the Rome regulation. Raymond regularly advises in cases from Singapore, and was admitted to the Cayman Bar. Recent highlights include:

  • Secure Capital SA v Credit Suisse AG [2015] EWHC 388 (Comm) – contingent longevity bearer notes cleared through Clearstream – claim for breach of the terms of the notes – law applicable to the claim.
  • Diag Human v Czech Republic [2014] EWHC 1639 (Comm) enforcement of an award in Czech arbitration – decision of Austrian court that award not binding within New York Convention – issue estoppel.
  • State Immunity – acting for claimant in enforcement of award by judgment – issues re State Immunity.
  • Awal Bank and Al-Gosaibi and others – acting in proceedings in Cayman, UK, USA, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.
  • Enka v Banca Popolare [2009] EWHC 2410 (Comm) jurisdiction and choice of law disputes – proceedings in UK, Italy and arbitration in Russia.
  • British Sugar v Babbini [2005] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 332, jurisdiction under Brussels Convention relating to third party proceedings.

Raymond is the co-author of Private International Law of Reinsurance and Insurance, December 2006, Informa LLP, and the author of “Choice of Law:  New York and English Approaches to Insurance and Reinsurance Contracts” in Lloyd’s Research Handbook on International Insurance Law & Regulation. He is also the co-author of “England and Russia: resolving jurisdictional disputes”, Law Society Gazette, 22 April 2013.