Hong Kong Court of Appeal allows enforcement of PRC arbitral award and provides important guidance on objections to arbitral procedure and “arb-med”

In Gao Haiyan and another v. Keeneye Holdings and another CACV 79/2011, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal has allowed the enforcement of a mainland Chinese arbitral award, reversing a decision of the Court of First Instance to refuse enforcement on the grounds of public policy. The judgment contains useful guidance for practitioners and parties … Read more

LCIA publishes arbitrator challenge decisions

Under the LCIA Arbitration Rules, a party to an LCIA administered arbitration can challenge the appointment or conduct of an arbitrator “if circumstances exist that give rise to justifiable doubts as to his impartiality or independence.” The LCIA Court will decide the challenge and will write a reasoned decision which is conveyed to the parties … Read more

Singapore Court of Appeal rules that arbitral award should not be reopened despite alleged conflict with public policy

The Singapore Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court judgment setting aside an arbitral tribunal’s decision on public policy grounds. The tribunal had found that a settlement agreement entered into between the parties was legal and enforceable. The High Court set aside the arbitral tribunal’s decision on the basis that the settlement agreement was … Read more