Arbitrator’s Duty of Impartiality: Almazeedi And Halliburton

仲裁员的公正义务
The requirement for arbitrators to act “impartially” is enshrined in the English Arbitration Act (and together with “independence”, in the Model Law and many institutional rules). This note reviews these concepts in light of the judgments in Almazeedi and Halliburton.

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English Court Rejects s.68 Challenge Brought For Breach Of Tribunal’s Duty Of Fairness

英国高等法院拒绝第68条对违反法庭职责的挑战
The English High Court considers an argument that the tribunal breached its duty of fairness, rejects the challenge under s.68 of the Arbitration Act, and sets out some guiding principles.

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English Court Considers Applications In Set Aside Matter Where Party In Administration

英国法院考虑债务人管理的申请
The English High Court deals with various interlocutory applications in a forthcoming challenge to an arbitration award, including payment of security and a stay of enforcement.

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Arbitrator Erred in Referring To Without Prejudice Comms When Deciding Costs

仲裁员在决定成本时参考无偏见通信时犯了错误
The English Court finds that an arbitrator cannot consider WP communications when deciding costs issues but could take into account “impliedly without prejudice” communications created as part of an attempt at compromise.

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English Court Refuses To Set Aside Due to Tribunal’s Refusal to Admit Expert Report

由于法庭拒绝接受专家报告,英国法院拒绝搁置
The English Court refuses to set aside and remit an award stating that s.68 is concerned solely with due process and represents an exhaustive list of what constitutes “serious irregularity” under the Act.

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International Arbitration Newsletter No.4

国际仲裁通讯第4号
This month, in addition to the usual International Arbitration updates from around the globe, we highlight an issue which arises regularly and continues to vex courts around the world – the extent to which third parties/non-signatories may rely on or be bound by an arbitration agreement.

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Update On Challenges to Arbitration Awards

关于仲裁裁决挑战的最新信息
A cross-border update of judgments dealing with challenges to arbitration awards, dealing with decisions from the courts of Hong Kong, Singapore and England.

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English Court Stays Award Enforcement Proceedings And Orders Security

英国法院暂缓执行仲裁裁决和命令安全
The English High Court stays enforcement proceedings in England under s.103(5) of the Arbitration Act in favour of pending set aside proceedings and orders the party resisting enforcement to provide security for the award.

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International Arbitration Newsletter No.3

In addition to the usual IA updates from around the globe, we highlight two cases, a HK CA decision dealing with a stay application in the context of insolvency proceedings, the other from Singapore refusing an extension of time to bring a setting aside application under Article 34 of the Model Law.

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International Arbitration Newsletter No.2

This month, a series of cases from Malaysia dealing with injunctions, including to restrain the calling of performance bonds and the grant of an anti-arbitration injunction, as well as a review of the Rakna decision from Singapore, concerning the effects to enforcement of non-participation in the arbitration proceedings.

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