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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 12 May 2010

U.S. Supreme Court rules on class arbitration, addresses manifest disregard of the law

Petitioners ("Stolt-Nielsen") entered into a contract with respondent AnimalFeeds International Corporation that contained an arbitration clause.


Locke Lord LLP | United Kingdom | 28 Apr 2010

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

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).


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 26 Apr 2010

New York federal court vacates arbitration award based on evident partiality

Scandinavian Reinsurance Company Limited (“Scandinavian Re”) and St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, St. Paul Reinsurance Company, Ltd. and St. Paul Re (Bermuda) Ltd. (collectively “St. Paul”) entered into a retrocessional agreement under which St. Paul ceded a portion of its casualty reinsurance portfolio to Scandinavian Re.


Locke Lord LLP | Hong Kong | 30 Mar 2010

The effect of an arbitration agreement in an insurance policy

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.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 2 Mar 2010

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

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


Locke Lord LLP | United Kingdom | 1 Feb 2010

Incorporation of arbitration clauses by general words

Habas Sinai Ve Tibbi Gazlar Isthisal Endustri As ("Habas") v Sometal S.A.L. 2010 EWHC 29 (Comm) concerned an application to set aside an interim final award on jurisdiction and costs made by an arbitral tribunal by which the tribunal accepted jurisdiction to entertain a claim made by Sometal S.A.L. for breach of contract.


Locke Lord LLP | United Kingdom | 22 Dec 2009

Court of Appeal clarifies the scope of the West Tankers decision

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.


Locke Lord LLP | United Kingdom, Canada | 19 Nov 2009

English High Court refuses to enforce a Canadian arbitration award which failed to give effect to mandatory EU regulations

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.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 3 Nov 2009

Southern District of New York confirms arbitration award dismissing fraud claims on summary judgment

In a recent decision of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, TIG Ins. Co. v. Global Int’l Reins. Co., Ltd., No. 09 Civ. 1289 (Aug. 7, 2009), the court ruled that an arbitrator’s decision to ignore certain evidence is not a proper ground for vacating an arbitration award.


Locke Lord LLP | United Kingdom | 14 Oct 2009

Arbitration clause covers disputes about future claims

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.

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