English Court Issues Anti-Arbitration Injunction Restraining Lebanese Arbitration Proceedings

English Court Issues Anti-Arbitration Injunction Restraining Lebanese Arbitration Proceedings

Latham & Watkins review the English High Court’s decision in Sabbagh v Khoury, where the Court issued an anti-arbitration injunction to restrain arbitration proceedings commenced in Lebanon on the basis that, contrary to the Lebanese arbitral tribunal’s findings, the tribunal did not have jurisdiction to hear the case. The judgment clarifies the exceptional circumstances in which anti-arbitration injunctions against foreign-seated arbitrations might be granted.

About Phillip Rompotis

Phillip practices as a barrister and arbitrator in Hong Kong. He has over 25 years’ litigation and arbitration experience in commercial disputes relating to construction & engineering, financial services, joint venture & shareholders agreements, technology, trusts, property and landlord & tenant. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of various lists/panels of arbitrators.

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