The new LCIA rules’ consolidation rule – a trap for the unwary

Stuart Dutson, partner and head of international arbitration at Simmons & Simmons, and Basil Woodd-Walker, managing associate, argue that in trying to solve one problem, the new LCIA rules create another – a risk that awards in consolidated arbitrations could be challenged on the grounds that one or more parties have been able to exercise their right to choose an arbitrator.


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