CROSS POST: SUPREME COURT CLARIFIES TEST FOR RE-OPENING JUDGMENT BEFORE ORDER IS SEALED

In a recent post on our Litigation Notes Blog, HSF Partner Anna Pertoldi and Professional Support Consultant Maura McIntosh consider the Supreme Court decision in AIC Ltd v Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria [2022] UKSC 16, clarifying the approach a judge should adopt if asked to exercise the power to re-open their judgment or order at any time until the order has been sealed. The issue arose in the context of proceedings brought by AIC to enforce an arbitral award against the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.

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ENGLISH COMMERCIAL COURT ALLOWS APPEAL UNDER S.69 OF THE ARBITRATION ACT ON THE MEANING OF A REASONABLE ENDEAVOURS OBLIGATION

The Commercial Court has held that a shipowner was entitled to rely on a force majeure clause in a shipping contract where its charterer’s parent company became subject to US sanctions – allowing an appeal from an arbitration award on a point of law under section 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996: MUR Shipping BV v RTI Ltd [2022] EWHC 467 (Comm).

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