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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

English Court confirms principles it will apply in deciding whether materials produced in an arbitration should be disclosed
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 1 2013

The recent case of Westwood Shipping Lines Inc and another v Universal Schiffartsgesellschaft MBH and another 2012 EWHC 3837 (Comm) has confirmed

The new LCIA rules
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 6 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has formally adopted new Arbitration Rules which came into effect on 1 October 2014, and will

Arbitration Update - A round up of Arbitration developments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, India, United Kingdom
  • January 6 2016

Since our last update there have been a number of noteworthy developments in arbitration from around the globe. The Arbitral Institutions have been

Construction newsletter - (number 78)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 31 2015

An employer cannot rely upon a contractor's failure to comply with a condition precedent for commencing arbitration, if the employer's action caused

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

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, Vietnam
  • January 31 2011

On 1 January 2011 the Law on Commercial Arbitration ("LCA") came into force in Vietnam

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

“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

U&M Mining Zambia Ltd v Konkola Copper Mines Plc: Court of the seat does not have exclusive jurisdiction to grant interim measures in support of arbitration
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, Zambia
  • February 28 2013

In the recent case of U&M Mining Zambia Ltd v Konkola Copper Mines plc 2013 EWHC 260 (Comm), the court examined the question of whether English