JOHN BEDFORD's practice involves a wide range of advisory work and dispute resolution with a focus on arbitration (under institutional rules such as those of the LCIA), litigation in the High Court and expert determination.
John has worked on an arbitration before the LCIA involving the successful application to the English Court for a worldwide freezing injunction against the Respondent in order to ensure that the Respondent’s assets were not dissipated, which would have potentially defeated the purpose of the client’s arbitration proceeding.
He has also worked with Sidley colleagues (both in London and in the United States) in resolving a dispute over the interpretation of a tax covenant by way of expert determination.
Other notable work has involved the negotiation of a settlement of a trade mark infringement dispute; oppositions to applications for Community Trade Marks for a large multinational media company; advising clients on terms and conditions for websites; and advising U.S. lawyers on the necessary procedures for deposing witnesses in England for the purposes of obtaining evidence for use in U.S. proceedings.
John has also co-authored (with Sidley colleagues in London and Washington, D.C.) an article looking at anti-bribery issues with a focus on the healthcare sector.
He was also part of the Sidley team which acted for the diverse members of the WFUM pool in what was, at the time, the largest solvent scheme of arrangement. The stamp companies’ efforts to scheme were heavily contested by a number of underlying policyholders.