Tag Archives: Seat or place of arbitration

Russian arbitration: are international sanctions impacting party choice?

Ever since the introduction and then expansion of international sanctions on Russia (in particular by the US and the EU), arbitration practitioners have questioned whether this will prompt a change in the party selection of international arbitration in Russia-related commercial … Continue reading

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‘Bare’ arbitration clauses and the extent to which the Singapore court may assist

In K.V.C Rice Intertrade Co Ltd v Asian Mineral Resources Pte Ltd and another Suit [2017] SGHC 32 ("KVC Action") the Singapore High Court discussed the extent to which the Singapore courts and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, in its … Continue reading

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Video Post in Observations on Arbitration series: the Seat of Arbitration

In this short video in our Observations on Arbitration series, Hannah Ambrose, Professional Support Consultant in our International Arbitration practice, considers the relevance of the choice of seat of arbitration. Hannah discusses what the legal and practical consequences of the choice … Continue reading

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Indian Supreme Court Gives Further Reassurance on the Limits of its Jurisdiction in Cases of Arbitration Seated Outside India

In a welcome addition to the recent suite of pro-arbitration decisions emanating from India, in the case of Reliance Industries Limited & Anr v Union of India, the Supreme Court of India overturned the decision of the Delhi High Court … 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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Commercial Court reaffirms the importance of Sulamérica in determining the law of the arbitration agreement in circumstances where choice of seat was agreed without actual authority

In the recent decision of Habas Sinai Ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Andustrisi AS and VSC Steel Company Ltd [2013] EWHC 4071 (Comm), the English Commercial Court summarised the guidance provided in Sulamérica Cia Nacional De Seguros S.A. and others v … 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 two pro-arbitration decisions from the Indian courts as well recent decisions rendered by the English High Court and the Singapore Court of Appeal. The e-bulletin also comments … Continue reading

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U&M Mining Zambia Ltd v Konkola Copper Mines plc: Court of the seat does not have exclusive jurisdiction to grant interim measures in support of arbitration

In the recent case of U&M Mining Zambia Ltd v Konkola Copper Mines plc [2013] EWHC 260 (Comm), the court examined the question of whether English courts have exclusive jurisdiction to grant interim measures in support of an arbitration seated … Continue reading

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