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  • Topic: New York Convention
  • Jurisdiction: Europe

English High Court considers meaning of giving “proper notice” of an arbitration

24 October 2017 Antonia Adebambo, England & Wales; Europe

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In Ekran OAO v Magneco Metrel UK Ltd [2017] EWHC 2208 (Comm), a respondent sought relief from the English Commercial Court in respect of the enforcement of an award. It argued that it had not received “proper notice of the arbitration” under the English Arbitration Act 1996 (the “Act”), as the documentation that it received was not in its home language. The Court decided that, on the facts, the respondent had nonetheless been given “proper notice”. 

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UK Supreme Court on security and challenging enforcement of arbitral awards

20 April 2017 Rebecca James, England & Wales; Europe

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The UK Supreme Court has recently overturned a ruling of the Court of Appeal which effectively required the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (“NNPC”) to provide security as a condition to challenging the enforcement of an award on public policy grounds pursuant to section 103(3) of the Arbitration Act 1996 (the “Arbitration Act).  This decision represents the latest development in a long-running legal saga involving protracted proceedings to challenge the award in Nigeria as well as enforcement proceedings in England.

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