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The LCIA updates its guidance on the use of Tribunal Secretaries

Global - November 9 2017 The role of tribunal secretaries in arbitration is an important subject which generates a range of different views, often expressed in strong terms...

Craig Tevendale, Vanessa Naish.


English Court rejects claim that notice of arbitration given in a foreign language is not proper notice

Russia, United Kingdom - October 30 2017 In a dispute between an English company and a Russian company, the English High Court (the Court) refused to set aside an order enforcing a Russian...

Nicholas Peacock, Vanessa Naish.


US Court blocks enforcement of award due to effect of the terms of arbitration agreement

USA, Czech Republic - October 23 2017 In Diag Human S.E. v Czech Republic Ministry of Health, the District Court of Columbia in Washington D.C. has dismissed an application brought by Diag...

Christian Leathley, Amal Bouchenaki.


Parallel court and arbitration proceedings: English High Court grapples with further case management issues in Panama Canal dispute, clarifying that service of a defence pending appeal on refusal to grant a stay will not constitute “a step towards answering the substantive claim”

United Kingdom - October 11 2017 In our previous blog post on Autoridad del Canal de Panama v Sacyr, S.A. & Ors, we considered a failed application to stay English court proceedings...

Caroline Le Moullec, Craig Tevendale.


English High Court refuses stay of proceedings despite possible overlap with issues subjected to parallel ICC arbitration proceedings.

United Kingdom - September 28 2017 A consortium of construction companies (the Consortium) was unsuccessful in obtaining a stay of court proceedings pending before the English High...

Craig Tevendale.