HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA RULES ON INTERPRETATION OF ARBITRATION CLAUSES

In an important and clarifying decision, the High Court of Australia has handed down its decision in Rinehart & Anor v Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd & Ors.1 The decision is significant for the conduct of international arbitration in Australia because: the High Court held that the phrase “any dispute under this deed” in an arbitration clause … Read more

Arbitration and related third parties: Victorian Court of Appeal to rule on application to stay litigation based on upstream NZ arbitration agreement

In a recent decision,[1] the Supreme Court of Victoria rejected a New Zealand company’s application to stay a third party claim against it. The NZ company argued that that the claim was required to be referred to arbitration and that argument was rejected largely on the basis that the relevant claimant (being a related third … Read more