Arbitration Links - Linklaters
  • Year: 2018
  • Month: November

Mitigating Risk Event 2018 - Linklaters and Webber Wentzel

28 November 2018 Matthew Weiniger, Africa

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Doing business in Africa?

Linklaters alongside our collaborative alliance firm Webber Wentzel recently hosted a Mitigating Risk in Africa seminar in Johannesburg . Our international arbitration teams across Africa and Europe, together with key global arbitration centres, presented the latest insights into how the international arbitration landscape is evolving. We also discussed how corporates and banks can react to these changes and best manage their business risks while, at the same time, contribute towards growth and sustainability on the African continent.

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English High Court rejects revived application to set aside order to enforce arbitral award

22 November 2018 Sadie Buls; Gráinne Hawkes, England & Wales; France

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In Eastern European Engineering Ltd v Vijay Construction (Proprietary) Ltd [2018] 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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2018 HKIAC Rules now in force

20 November 2018 Sadie Buls, Hong Kong

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The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre 2018 Administered Arbitration Rules (the "2018 HKIAC Rules") came into force on 1 November 2018.  They will apply in respect of arbitrations where a notice was submitted on or after that date.

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English High Court takes a “broad view of the factual matrix” in deciding scope of matters referred to arbitration

08 November 2018 Stephen Lacey; Sadie Buls, England & Wales

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The English High Court decision of Bond v Mackay and others [2018] EWHC 2475 (TCC) concerned a situation where, when a claimant sought to bring further issues before an arbitral tribunal, the court was asked to determine whether those issues fell within the scope of the matters referred to the arbitrator and therefore within his jurisdiction. In assessing this, the court took a “broad view of the factual matrix”, finding that the second claim fell within the substantive jurisdiction of the existing arbitration.

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