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English High Court refuses to enforce a Canadian arbitration award which failed to give effect to mandatory EU regulations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • November 19 2009

In Accentuate Limited v Asigra Inc (A company incorporated under the laws of Canada) 2009 EWHC 265, the English Court was asked to overturn the earlier decision of a District Judge which set aside an order giving the English claimant, Accentuate, leave to serve the Canadian defendant, Asigra, outside the jurisdiction and which granted a stay of proceedings


The effect of an arbitration agreement in an insurance policy
  • Locke Lord 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


Court of Appeal clarifies the scope of the West Tankers decision
  • Locke Lord 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


Fifth Circuit affirms denial of request for discovery for use in a private international arbitration proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1782
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2009

In a decision filed August 6, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of a request under 28 U.S.C. 1782 for discovery for use in a private international arbitration proceeding


Federal court rules that arbitration award satisfied final adjudication requirement in intentional acts and personal profit exclusions
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2009

Earlier this summer, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division held that an arbitrator's determination in an underlying claim triggered the intentional acts and personal profit exclusions in both a D&O and E&O policy


Enforceability of Hong Kong arbitral awards in mainland China
  • Locke Lord 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"


AIRROC launches expedited binding arbitration procedure for small claims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2009

The Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Run-Off Companies ("AIRROC") has announced the formal launch of the Dispute Resolution Procedure ("DRP"), an expedited binding arbitration procedure especially designed for small and less-complicated claims


High Court rules that any issue covered by a tribunal's terms of reference cannot be adjudicated in a subsequent arbitration
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2010

In LIDL v Just Fitness Ltd 2010 EWHC 39 (Ch) the Court was asked to decide whether an arbitrator had jurisdiction to determine a particular issue in a dispute, which was alleged to have been addressed in a previous arbitration


Arbitration clause covers disputes about future claims
  • Locke Lord 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


Ninth Circuit confirms arbitration award, holds that panel’s ex parte meeting with certain expert witnesses did not justify vacatur
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2010

Petitioner United States Life Insurance Company (“U.S. Life”) reinsured workers’ compensation policies issued by five insurers domiciled in California