Arbitrators

Sonatrach v Statoil: backdoor attempt to challenge the tribunal’s findings of fact receives short shrift from the English Court

In the case of La Societe pour la Recherche La Production Le Transport La Transformation et la Commercialisation des Hydrocarbures SPA v Statoil Natural Gas LLC [2014] EWHC 875 Comm, the Commercial Court considered an application under section 68 of … Continue reading

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SIAC emergency arbitrator awards – a speedier route to interim relief before the Indian Courts?

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (the SIAC) introduced emergency arbitrator provisions in its arbitration rules in July 2010 and has had 34 applications filed before it to date where parties have asked for an emergency arbitrator to be appointed. The … Continue reading

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Indian Supreme Court upholds ‘unworkable’ arbitration clause while ensuring that supervisory jurisdiction over the arbitration only lies with the Indian Courts

Adding to the welcome suite of recent pro-arbitration decisions from the Indian judiciary, the Indian Supreme Court in Enercon (India) Ltd and Ors v Enercon Gmbh and Anr,¹ applied the principles of severability of the arbitration clause from the underlying contract … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar: Global Arbitration Highlights of 2013

Wednesday 22nd January 2014, 12.30pm – 1.30pm UK time This webinar, chaired by partner, Matthew Weiniger,will focus on the global arbitration highlights of 2013 and look ahead to the key milestones and events of 2014.

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Application to remove arbitrators for bias – not on District Court’s watch

In a robust judgment, the US District Court of the Southern District of New York has rejected PK Time’s application to remove two arbitrators for alleged bias during its arbitration against Mr Robert (PK Time Group, LLC v. Robert, Docket … Continue reading

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The 5th CYAG Seminar – Cultural Differences between East and West in International Commercial Arbitration

On June 13th 2013, Mr Philip Yang was guest speaker at the latest China Young Arbitration Group (“CYAG“) seminar that was held at the Beijing office of Lantai Partners. The seminar focused on the often thorny issue of “How Cultural … Continue reading

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Recent Developments in India-related international arbitration

Herbert Smith Freehills has issued its latest Indian International Arbitration e-bulletin. The e-bulletin considers the decision of the Supreme Court of India in Bharat Aluminium, as well as the recent decisions of the Delhi High Court concerning non-disclosure of interests … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of India delivers landmark arbitration decision in Bharat Aluminium, overruling Bhatia International

As reported in our blog posting on 6 September 2012, the controversial decision of the Indian Supreme Court in Bhatia International v Bulk Trading SA [1] has been overruled by the Indian Supreme Court in the case of Bharat Aluminium … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of India delivers landmark arbitration decision in Bharat Aluminium, overruling Bhatia International

Supreme Court of India delivers landmark arbitration decision in Bharat Aluminium, overruling Bhatia International The controversial decision of the Indian Supreme Court in Bhatia International v Bulk Trading SA has been overruled by the Indian Supreme Court, paving the way … Continue reading

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Recent Developments in India-related International Arbitration

In this post we consider the implications for India-related international arbitration of the Indian Supreme Court re-examining the controversial Bhatia decision. We also look at the successful investment treaty claim against India in White Industries, along with the expansion of the … Continue reading

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