Challenges to awards

English Court considers unilateral communications between arbitrator and party and anonymisation of judgments related to an arbitration

In a recent challenge to an award made under s68 of the English Arbitration Act 1996, in Symbion Power LLC v Venco Imtiaz Construction Company the English Court considered the issue of unilateral communications between a party-appointed arbitrator and its … Continue reading

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Filed under Arbitration proceedings, Arbitrators, Challenges to awards, Confidentiality

UK Supreme Court rules that no security may be ordered when challenging enforcement of arbitration awards

The UK Supreme Court has overturned a Court of Appeal decision requiring Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ("NNPC") to provide US$ 100m in security while the case was remitted to the Commercial Court to decide on IPCO (Nigeria) Limited's ("IPCO") challenges … Continue reading

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Filed under Africa, Arbitration Act 1996, Awards, Challenges to awards, Enforcement, New York Convention

Hong Kong Court Dismisses set-aside application for lack of jurisdiction

On 22 December 2016 Justice Mimmie Chan delivered her reasons in A v D, where the Plaintiffs had applied to set aside an arbitrator's decision on the ground of serious irregularity under section 4 of Schedule 2 of the Hong … Continue reading

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Filed under Challenges to awards, Enforcement, Hong Kong & China, Uncategorized

Astro v Lippo: First Media’s Hong Kong appeal dismissed

Hong Kong's Court of Appeal (CA) has given judgment in the latest instalment of the dispute between Malaysia's Astro media group and Indonesia's Lippo. On 5 December 2016, the CA dismissed an appeal by First Media, a Lippo Group entity, … Continue reading

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Filed under Arbitration proceedings, Asia, Challenges to awards, Court intervention, Enforcement, Hong Kong & China, Jurisdiction, Uncategorized, UNCITRAL Model Law

English court upholds arbitrator’s decision to award claimant the costs of third party funding

The English court has refused a challenge under s68(2)(b) of the Arbitration Act 1996 (the Act) and held that a sole arbitrator did not exceed his powers in including the costs of third party funding within a costs award (Essar … Continue reading

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Filed under Arbitration laws, Awards, Challenges to awards, Costs, Third Party Funding

English Court refuses to allow challenge to arbitral award to be discontinued

The English Court has recently held that a party will not be able to discontinue appeal proceedings challenging an arbitral award in circumstances where to allow it do so would: (i) circumvent the jurisdiction of the supervisory court; and/or (ii) … Continue reading

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Filed under Arbitration Act 1996, Awards, Challenges to awards, Court intervention, Enforcement

Hong Kong Court of Appeal refuses to set aside final award

In a judgment handed down on  15 August 2016, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal seeking to set an ICC award (Tronic International Pte Ltd v Topco Scientific Co Ltd and Others CACV 235/2013).

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Filed under Arbitration laws, Arbitration proceedings, Arbitration rules, Challenges to awards, Court intervention, Hong Kong & China, UNCITRAL Model Law

Challenges to an LCIA award on grounds of serious irregularity and substantive jurisdiction dismissed by the English Court

In C v D [2016] EWHC 1893 (Comm), the Commercial Court (the Court) dismissed an attempt to set aside an LCIA Award.  The claimants brought challenges to a partial award on the grounds of substantive jurisdiction (s67 of the Arbitration … Continue reading

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Filed under Arbitration Act 1996, Challenges to awards, Europe

Staying above the fray: Singapore High Court sets aside arbitral award on basis of breach of natural justice

In JVL Agro Industries Ltd v Agritrade International Pte Ltd, the Singapore High Court set aside an arbitral award on the grounds that the tribunal, in deciding the case on the basis of an issue which the defendant had not … Continue reading

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Filed under Arbitration laws, Asia, Challenges to awards, South East Asia

Hong Kong Court stays enforcement of award pending challenge at seat, on condition of security

In L v. B (HCCT 41/2015), the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (CFI) adjourned enforcement proceedings, on condition that security in the sum of the unpaid award, plus costs, be furnished by the losing party. Click here for a copy … Continue reading

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