Law360 published an article on 10 February 2021 reporting on a preliminary hearing on jurisdiction in Dynasty Company for Oil and Gas Trading v the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq and Dr Ashti Hawrami.
At the hearing, the question considered was whether the UK court’s have jurisdiction to hear the claim, and whether Dr Hawrami, a former minister in the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, can benefit from state immunity.
Judgment at the hearing was reserved, and a ruling is pending.
Preiskel & Co’s dispute resolution team is representing Dynasty Company for Oil and Gas in the proceedings, with support from counsel Richard Waller QC of 7KBW and Daniel Benedyk of 39 Essex Chambers.
The article can be found here (paywall).
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