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Speak now or forever hold your peace: S68 challenge for lack of opportunity to make full submissions fails
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 5 2012

It is well-known that applicants seeking to challenge an award under section 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (the “Act“) must overcome a high threshold in (i) establishing a serious irregularity and (ii) demonstrating that this serious irregularity has caused substantial injustice


Unilateral jurisdiction clauses may not always be effective
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 12 2013

Dispute resolution clauses that give one party the right to choose where disputes will be resolved are not uncommon, particularly in finance


Arbitration in England: major court decisions of 20112012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 5 2012

This newsletter provides a snapshot of some of the key English judgments of 2011 and 2012 of interest to those involved, or potentially involved, in international arbitrations seated in London and therefore procedurally governed by English law


High Court rejects challenge to an arbitral award for serious irregularity
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 24 2013

In the case of Primera Maritime (Hellas) Limited and Others vs Jiangsu Eastern Heavy Industry Co Ltd and others, published on 15 October 2013, the


OIC Investment Treaty investor protection in the Islamic world
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Libya, Middle East, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
  • September 28 2012

One of the key considerations when looking at overseas investment, particularly in the emerging markets, is the protection that the foreign investor will have from state expropriation of the investor’s assets and from other interference in the investment


Dispute resolution clauses and the importance of drafting
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2010

A dispute resolution clause is an agreement within a contract which sets out the mechanism for the resolution of disputes between the contractual parties


The competence-competence doctrine and the enforcement of arbitral awards
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Pakistan, United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

In our January 2009 newsletter, we reported on the English High Court judgment in Dallah Real Estate & Tourism Holding Co v Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan


Court of Appeal upholds anti-suit injunction against a non-party to an arbitration clause
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 22 2012

In Joint Stock Asset Management Company Ingosstrakh Investments v BNP Paribas SA 2012 EWCA Civ 644 the Court of Appeal has upheld an anti-suit injunction against a non-party to an arbitration clause on the grounds that Russian proceedings being pursued by that non-party were vexatious and oppressive



“West Tankers” saga continues: court rejects tribunal’s finding that it did not have jurisdiction to award damages for breach of an obligation to arbitrate
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 18 2012

In the most recent of a long running series of decisions arising from a collision between the Appellant’s vessel, the “Front Comor”, and a Sicilian pier owned by the vessel’s charterers, the English court has found that the majority of the tribunal was wrong to decline jurisdiction over a claim for equitable damages for breach of an arbitration clause