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Removal of arbitrators: bias and disclosure

Online Published Date : 14 December 2020 | Appeared in issue: Vol 21 No 1 - 14 December 2020

After a wait of just over a year, the Supreme Court has handed down its crucial decision in Halliburton Co v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd [2020] UKSC 48. The narrow question was whether an arbitrator appointed for a Bermuda Form insurance arbitration was required to disclose that he had subsequently received two further appointments by one of the parties for arbitrations arising out of the same event.

Enforcement of arbitration awards: New York Convention

Online Published Date : 14 December 2020 | Appeared in issue: Vol 21 No 1 - 14 December 2020

In Carpatsky Petroleum Corporation v PJSC Ukrnafta [2020] EWHC 769 (Comm) the respondents sought to challenge an enforcement order in respect of an award made in Sweden. A number of defences were raised, including the absence of a binding agreement to arbitrate and serious procedural errors in the hearing. The defences raised questions relating to the law applicable to the arbitration clause and the effect of a decision by the curial court upholding the award and of decisions by other enforcing courts.