Arbitration Links - Linklaters
  • Year: 2019
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales

Arbitral tribunal lacked substantive jurisdiction when appointed after a party ceased to exist

12 June 2019 England & Wales; Europe

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In Chung v Silver Dry Bulk Co Ltd [2019] EWHC 1147 (Comm) the English Commercial Court granted an application challenging the substantive jurisdiction of an arbitral tribunal appointed after the dissolution of the defendant corporation.

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English High Court provides guidance on leave to appeal applications under s.69 Arbitration Act 1996

07 June 2019 Airlie Goodman, England & Wales; Europe

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In Merthyr (South Wales) Ltd v Cwmbargoed Estates Ltd and another [2019] EWHC 704 (Ch) the English High Court rejected an application for leave to appeal against an arbitral award on a point of law under s.69 of the Arbitration Act 1996. In his judgment, HHJ Paul Matthews discussed the mechanics of obtaining such leave, particularly the requirement under s.69(3)(c)(i) of the Act that the decision of the arbitrator to make the award being challenged be “obviously wrong”.

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Highlights from the 2018 LCIA Annual Casework Report

30 April 2019 Phillip Aquilina, England & Wales; Europe

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The LCIA released its 2018 Casework Report on 1 April 2019. The Report analyses the statistics from the LCIA 2018 caseload and contains a range of data broken down by sector, contract type and time elapsed since the underlying agreement was reached.

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English High Court partially grants non-party request for documents relating to proceedings to remove arbitrator

04 April 2019 Hannah Lilley, England & Wales

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The English Commercial Court has allowed, in part, a non-party to access documents that were used in Commercial Court proceedings in support of an arbitration to remove an arbitrator, despite arbitration proceedings in England ordinarily giving rise to confidentiality obligations.

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London Commercial Court: Service by diplomatic channels is mandatory to enforce award against a State in the UK

06 February 2019 Adrien Canivet, England & Wales; Middle East

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In General Dynamics UK Ltd v Libya Queen's Bench Division [2019] EWHC 64 (Comm), the English Commercial Court held that an arbitral award against a State cannot be enforced in the United Kingdom without service on that State of court documents in accordance with s.12 of the State Immunity Act 1978.

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