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Federal court confirms foreign arbitration award, even though appeal of award in foreign jurisdiction was pending

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 15 2009

Plaintiff China National Chartering Corp. (“CNCC”) petitioned the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to confirm an arbitration award rendered in its favor against defendant Pactrans Air & Sea, Inc. (“Pactrans”) by the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (“CMAC”

Federal court upholds an arbitration panel’s award requiring a cedent to pay its reinsurer’s attorneys’ fees

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 2 2010

National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA entered into a reinsurance treaty with Odyssey America Reinsurance Corporation, which contained an arbitration clause

High Court confirms anti-suit injunction to protect an English arbitration clause

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 28 2010

In AES Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropwer Plant LLP v Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropower Plant JSC 2010 EWHC 722 (Comm) the High Court ruled that it had jurisdiction to grant declarations and continue an anti-suit injunction to protect an arbitration clause in a contract between two Kazakhstani companies, AES Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropwer Plant LLP (AESUK) and Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropower Plant JSC (JSC

Can the right to appeal an arbitration award under the Arbitration Act 1996 be excluded?

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • August 18 2009

In Shell Egypt West Manzala GmbH & Others v Dana Gas Egypt Limited (formerly Centurion Petroleum Corporation) 2009 EWHC 2097 (Comm) Dana Gas Egypt Limited (Dana) submitted that the court had no jurisdiction to hear Shell's application for permission to appeal, allowed under section 69(1) of the Arbitration Act (the Act), or any substantive appeal because of the phrase "final, conclusive and binding" in the relevant arbitration clause

Court of Appeal clarifies the scope of the West Tankers decision

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 22 2009

In National Navigation Co v Endesa Generacion SA 2009 EWCA Civ 1397 the Court of Appeal overturned the first instance judgment of Mrs Justice Gloster and held that the English court was bound by an earlier decision of the Spanish court to the effect that no arbitration clause was incorporated into the relevant contract

The problem of piracy reaches the English High Court

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 2 2010

The case of Cosco Bulk Carrier Co. Ltd v Team-Up Owning Co. Ltd 2010 EWHC 1340 (Comm) was an appeal to the High Court of a decision by an arbitration panel

Enforceability of Hong Kong arbitral awards in mainland China

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • China, Hong Kong
  • -
  • February 2 2010

The Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China recently issued a letter on 30 December 2009 to all Higher People's Courts in mainland China confirming that ad hoc arbitral awards made in Hong Kong and those arbitral awards made in Hong Kong by the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce and other foreign arbitration institutions are enforceable in mainland China in accordance with the Arrangement concerning Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between mainland China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region signed in 1999 (the "Arrangement"

The effect of an arbitration agreement in an insurance policy

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • March 30 2010

The recent High Court judgment in Rondabosh International Ltd v China Ping An Insurance (Hong Kong) Co Ltd 2009 HKEC 2103 demonstrates the effect of an arbitration agreement in an insurance policy

Arbitration clause covers disputes about future claims

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 14 2009

In Secretary of State for Transport v Stagecoach South Western Trains Ltd 2009 EWHC 2431, the High Court decided that a dispute over the method of calculation of future payments under a franchise agreement came within the relevant arbitration clause

United States Supreme Court asks for federal government's opinion on applicability of the McCarran-Ferguson Act to the New York Convention

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court recently asked the Solicitor General to file a brief on behalf of the United States expressing its views on whether the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the "New York Convention") and the federal legislation that enforces it, the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA"), are subject to the reverse preemption provision of the McCarran-Ferguson Act