Category Archives: UK

Disciplinary Proceedings as Arbitration?

We usually think of arbitration as a method of dispute resolution where parties refer their dispute to an impartial tribunal (consisting of one or more arbitrators) and where the parties agree to be bound by the tribunal’s decision (known as … Continue reading

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Article in LCIA Newsletter Spring Edition

We are pleased to announce that our post on multi-tier and unilateral arbitration clauses has been picked by the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and reproduced in an edited form in the LCIA Newsletter Spring Edition (Volume 18, Issue … Continue reading

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Mandatory Mediation: Multi-tier Clauses and the Court System

Recently, the English Court of Appeal in Wright v Michael Wright Supplies Ltd & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 234 lamented the difficulties faced by the courts in managing cases filed or defended by litigants in person. One issue raised was the … Continue reading

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Medirest Case Update: English Court of Appeal narrows obligation to cooperate in good faith

We previously discussed the case of Compass Group UK and Ireland Ltd (t/a Medirest) v Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, [2012] EWHC 781 (QB) as part of our Technology and Outsourcing Hot Spots series. In particular, we highlighted the case … Continue reading

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Olswang’s Head of International Arbitration to become member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration

We would like to offer our congratulations to London partner and Head of International Arbitration at Olswang Andrew Aglionby who has been invited to join, as a member, the ICC Commission on Arbitration (the “Commission“).

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When can the veil of confidentiality in arbitral proceedings be pierced?

[Editors Note: We are very pleased to guest-post an article by Olswang’s Hannah Brown on when the veil of confidentiality in arbitral proceedings be pierced.] The Claimant in Westwood Shipping Lines Inc. and another company v Universal Schiffahrtsgesellschaft MBH and another [2012] EWHC … Continue reading

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Singapore Law Watch Commentary: Agreement to Agree

Our case update on how an agreement to agree is not necessarily fatal to the enforcement of the agreement, has been picked up by Singapore Law Watch (“SLW“). Our SLW Commentary can be found here. Our SLW Commentary examines the … Continue reading

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Case Update: (1) Lack of substantive jurisdiction in respect of one respondent affects award as against the other respondent; (2) Substantive jurisdiction not affected by finding of liability under a different agreement

The English High Court in Arsanovia Ltd & Ors v Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings, [2012] EWHC 3702 (Comm) has delivered a relatively short but dense decision dealing with a number of issues revolving around the issue of different governing … Continue reading

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Singapore Law Gazette Article

We are pleased to announce that our case update on the harmonisation of the doctrine of repudiation and its effect on the determination of a contract, has been picked up by the Singapore Law Gazette. The Singapore Law Gazette article … Continue reading

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Do the 2012 stats reveal an abuse of the right to challenge an arbitral award for serious irregularity?

[Editors Note: We are very pleased to host an excellent article by Olswang’s Katerina Maidment on whether the 2012 UK court statistics show that parties who have lost an arbitration have sought to abuse section 68 of the UK Arbitration Act … Continue reading

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