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UK: "Serious irregularity or simply wrong?" - the disconcerting implications of Metropolitan Property Realizations

Premium article - 20 July 2009

In a worrying development, the English High Court may have expanded the scope of a section 68 review, a mandatory provision of the English Arbitration Act 1996. Ben Holland (partner) and Adam Berry (associate) at CMS Cameron McKenna LLP in London report

UK: UK judges and parallel proceedings: Gloster J's response to West Tankers in National Navigation

Premium article - 20 July 2009

A UK judge recently found she wasn't bound by a Spanish court decision on the validity of an arbitration clause. Maurice Kenton and Jane Ballantyne of Barlow Lyde & Gilbert LLP report on her reasoning and the wider issues

Freshfields and Perkins Coie team up for satellite arbitrations

Premium article - 13 May 2009

Western US firm Perkins Coie and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have been appearing as co-counsel for Boeing in two cases that highlight the role the US government plays in satellite-related arbitrations.

Griffith to chair hotel claim against Ukraine

Premium article - 13 May 2009

Gavan Griffith will chair an ICSID arbitration against Ukraine over a US-Ukraine hotel joint venture, with Philippe Sands and Donald McRae as co-arbitrators.

UK court rejects Indian party's West Tankers argument

Premium article - 08 May 2009

An English court has issued an anti-suit injunction against an Indian party to support an arbitration, dismissing an argument that it should not so following the European Court of Justice ruling in West Tankers.

Areva-Siemens joint venture ends in arbitration

Premium article - 08 May 2009

Gide Loyrette Nouel in Paris and Bär & Karrer in Zurich are advising France's state-run nuclear company Areva in a claim against Siemens over the collapse of a joint venture to build and equip nuclear power plants.

Dutch court criticises Russian annulment decision

Premium article - 08 May 2009

The Court of Appeal in Amsterdam has refused to accept an annulment decision issued in Russia, saying that Russian courts are "not independent or impartial" in most instances.

Algeria passes new arbitration law

Premium article - 06 May 2009

The new international arbitration law that has just entered force in Algeria contains a number of innovations, including one that allows enforcement of awards that have been annulled elsewhere.

SWITZERLAND: Federal Tribunal annuls CAS award over due process fear

Premium article - 01 May 2009

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court recently overturned a sports arbitration award because the arbitrators relied on a non-applicable Swiss law. Alison Ross explains how the court justified its rare decision to interfere

Dissents, concurrences and a necessary divide between investment and commercial arbitration

Premium article - 01 December 2008

Individualism by arbitrators shouldn't be suppressed - in investment cases. By Laurence Shore (partner) and Kenneth Juan Figueroa (associate) at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in New York