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Enforcement of awards: jurisdictional issues

Arbitration Law Monthly

Enforcement of awards: jurisdictional issues

Butcher J in London Steamship Owners' Mutual Insurance Association Ltd v The Kingdom of Spain (The Prestige) (No 4) [2020] EWHC 1920 (Comm); [2020] Lloyd’s Rep Plus 93 considered a series of jurisdictional questions relating to the failure by Spain and France to comply with an arbitration clause and then a failure to honour a Court of Appeal judgment enforcing the award. The case raised issues of sovereign immunity and of jurisdiction.

The Prestige : the background facts

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