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In an arbitration with seat in England, s.68 of the Arbitration Act permits a challenge to an award on the basis of “serious irregularity”. In K v S  EWHC 2386 (Comm), the Commercial Court dismissed a s.68 challenge attempting...
On 2 April 2019, the Hong Kong Government and the Mainland Supreme People’s Court signed the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the Hong...
Last month, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) released its latest proposed amendments to its rules and regulations for the resolution of international investment disputes. Working Paper #3: Proposals for Amendment...
In Martin & Ors v Harris  EWHC 1962 (Ch) the English High Court (Chancery Division) set aside an arbitral award pursuant to s 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (the “1996 Act”). In reaching its decision, Mr Michael...
International arbitration moves closer to becoming a forum for business and human rights (“BHR”) disputes with the publication of draft BHR arbitral rules. Whilst some technical considerations remain, BHR arbitration offers many exciting...
In Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Ors v Broadsheet LLC  EWHC 1832 (Comm), the English High Court dismissed an application made under section 68 of the Arbitration Act, 1996 (the “Act”), holding that insufficient reasoning by...
22 November 2018 Sadie Buls; Gráinne Hawkes, England & Wales; France
In Eastern European Engineering Ltd v Vijay Construction (Proprietary) Ltd  EWHC 2713 (Comm) the English Commercial Court provided useful confirmation of the high bar to be met in an application to set aside enforcement of an international arbitration award where the award had already been unsuccessfully challenged at the seat of the arbitration.
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