English Court Upholds On-Paper Dismissal Of Serious Irregularity Challenge

English High Court

Herbert Smith Freehills summarises the July 2018 English High Court’s decision in Asset Management Corporation Of Nigeria v Qatar National Bank [2018] EWHC 2218 (Comm), where the Court dismissed an on-the-papers application under s.68 of the English Act on the basis that the application had no reasonable prospect of success.  The authors comment that the decision serves as an example of the court employing the summary procedure to dismiss a s.68 application on the papers, and how the drawn out process highlights the practical difficulties in quickly disposing of meritless applications. …READ MORE

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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 Hong Kong 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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