Topic: Ad hoc arbitration

US Supreme Court restricts discovery in foreign arbitrations

The US Supreme Court has issued a landmark ruling that parties cannot seek discovery for foreign commercial and investor-state arbitration in federal courts – bringing an end to a long-standing circuit split.

13 June 2022

Russian court rules unlicensed foreign institutions can act as appointing authority

A Moscow court has ruled that foreign arbitral institutions without a licence to administer cases in Russia can nonetheless perform certain functions in relation to ad hoc arbitrations in the country, including appointing arbitrators.

18 February 2022

Manchester City loses appeal over transparency in financial probe

Football club Manchester City has failed to block publication of arbitration-related court rulings shedding light on the English Premier League’s still-pending investigation of its financial dealings.

22 July 2021

Convicted arbitrators’ award blocked in France

A French court has refused to enforce a US$26 million award against a prominent Qatari businessman that resulted in criminal convictions for the arbitrators – finding that their decision to move the arbitral seat and transform the case into an ad hoc proceeding was in breach of due process.

05 February 2021

Arbitrator liable in Spain over advisory work

A Spanish court has confirmed that an arbitrator must pay damages after he continued to act as legal adviser to two funeral service companies at the same time as he was arbitrating disputes between their shareholders.

04 December 2020

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