GERMAN FEDERAL COURT OF JUSTICE RULES ON APPLICATIONS TO DECLARE TWO PENDING INTRA-EU ICSID ARBITRATIONS INADMISSIBLE

In a recent post on our Public International Law Notes blog, Dr. Patricia Nacimiento, Dr. Bajar Scharaw, Dr. Alessandro Covi and Dr. Lara Panosch consider the 27 July 2023 decision of the German Federal Court of Justice declaring two pending intra-EU ICSID arbitrations inadmissible under EU and German procedural law. You can read the full post here.

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Delhi High Court rules that third party funder has no liability to pay costs award against a losing funded party

In the recent case of Tomorrow Sales Agency Ltd v SBS Holdings Inc, a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court has refused to hold a third party funder liable for an adverse award. The Court has ruled that a third party funder which was not a party to an arbitration agreement, or the arbitral proceedings, or a party to the resultant arbitral award, could not be “mulcted with liability, which they have neither undertaken nor are aware of“.

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English Commercial Court rules that a party must act “promptly” in raising a challenge to the effectiveness of arbitral proceedings, and rejects application for set aside of partial award

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In Radisson Hotels APS Denmark v Hayat Otel Işletmeciliği Turizm Yatırım Ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi [2023] EWHC 892 (Comm) the Commercial Court has rejected an application made by Radisson Hotels APS (Radisson) to set aside, on the grounds of serious irregularity, a partial arbitral award relating to a hotel mismanagement claim brought by Hayat Otel Işletmeciliği Turizm Yatırım Ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi (Hayat).

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THE THIN RED LINE: AUSTRALIAN COURT REDLINES CONFIDENTIALITY OF ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS

The Harman confidentiality undertaking (or obligation of confidentiality of documents obtained pursuant to discovery, document production or subpoena) is well established: in principle, information obtained pursuant to discovery or subpoena cannot be used for a collateral or ulterior purpose unrelated to the proceedings in which that production occurs. From time to time there is some debate around the scope and limits of the obligation, and this is one of those times.

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Video Post in “Observations on Arbitration” series: what to expect from the first procedural conference

In this short video, partner Chris Parker considers what to expect at the first procedural conference in an arbitration.  Chris outlines the matters which may be discussed and decided, and how the tribunal may approach these issues as well as outlining the ways in which in-house counsel can both prepare for the conference and the arbitration which is to follow.

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