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Breach of arbitration agreement: anti-suit relief

Arbitration Law Monthly

Breach of arbitration agreement: anti-suit relief

Africa Finance Corporation and Others v Aiteo Eastern E & P Co Ltd [2022] EWHC 768 (Comm) was a relatively straightforward application for an anti-suit injunction following a clear breach of arbitration provisions in the form of overseas judicial proceedings. The only real issue was a delay of some 13 months between the commencement of the judicial proceedings, but that was found by Sir Nigel Teare to have been objectively reasonably explainable on the facts and not causing any prejudice in the form of wasted time and costs in the foreign proceedings.

Africa Finance : the facts

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