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UK court affirms power to restrain foreign arbitrations

Sebastian Perry

16 July 2019

UK court affirms power to restrain foreign arbitrations Sana Sabbagh (Credit: Annie Watt)

The English courts can restrain a foreign-seated arbitration in exceptional circumstances on the grounds that it is vexatious or oppressive, the Court of Appeal in London has confirmed – in a family dispute relating to the largest engineering and construction business in the Middle East.