Tag Archives: Section 69 English Arbitration Act 1996

English Commercial Court releases s68 and s69 statistics: the high hurdle remains

On 29 April 2018, the Judiciary of England and Wales published the Commercial Court Users’ Group Meeting Report – March 2018. Contained within that report are some statistics regarding the number and outcome of arbitration claims within the Commercial Court … Continue reading

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English court upholds arbitrator’s decision to award claimant the costs of third party funding

The English court has refused a challenge under s68(2)(b) of the Arbitration Act 1996 (the Act) and held that a sole arbitrator did not exceed his powers in including the costs of third party funding within a costs award (Essar … Continue reading

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UK Supreme Court rules on section 69 challenge to an arbitral award: do the courts plan to take a more active role in arbitration?

On 11 May 2016 the Supreme Court handed down a ruling on a challenge to an arbitral award on a point of law, under section 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996. The decision in NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NV v Cargill … Continue reading

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International contracts and application of the Late Payments of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998: London arbitration clause does not provide a “significant connection” to England

In an appeal on a point of law under s69 of the Arbitration Act 1996 in Martrade Shipping & Transport GmbH v United Enterprises Corporation, the Commercial Court considered the applicability of the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act … Continue reading

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