1 September 2019: Hacked Emails and Fraudulent Accounts – A Modern Tale

The increased digitalisation of commercial transactions has encouraged criminals to find new ways to defraud their victims and have created new issues to untangle in arbitration proceedings. In K v A [2019] EWHC 1118, a commodities case on appeal from a GAFTA arbitration award, various issues arising from hacked emails and the payment of over USD 1 million into a fraudulent account, were examined by the Court. The article is written and reproduced with kind permission from Clyde & Co.

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