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DMC/Arbn/16/01

England

Shagang South-Asia Trading Co Ltd v Daewoo Logistics

English High Court: Queen’s Bench Division (Commercial Court); Mr Justice Hamblen; [2015] EWHC 194 (Comm); 5 February 2015: [[1]]

ARBITRATION: WHETHER THERE WERE CLEAR INDICATORS THAT THE CURIAL LAW WAS NOT THE LAW OF THE VENUE OF THE ARBITRATION: WHETHER THE ARBITRATOR WAS VALIDLY APPOINTED


DMC/Arbn/15/02

Singapore

Coal & Oil Co LLC v GHCL Ltd DMC/Arbn/15/01

England

Transgrain Shipping BV v Deiulemar Shipping SpA and Eleni Shipping Ltd (The “Eleni P”)

Commercial Court: Teare J: [2014] EWHC 4202 (Comm): 15 December 2014:[[2]]

CHARTERPARTY: PARTIALLY CONFLICTING ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS: BESPOKE ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND STANDARD BIMCO ARBITRATION CLAUSES: CHALLENGE TO TRIBUNAL’S JURISDICTION UNDER SECTION 67 ARBITRATION ACT 1996: PROPER CONSTRUCTION OF ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS: PROPER CONSTITUTION OF TRIBUNAL


DMC/Arbn/14/07

England

Viscous Global Investment Ltd v Palladium Navigation Corp (The “Quest”)

English Commercial Court: Males J: [2014] EWHC 2654 (Comm): 30 July 2014:[[3]]

ARBITRATION: BILLS OF LADING (“BLS”): P&I CLUB LETTER OF UNDERTAKING (“LOU”): WHETHER ARBITRATION AGREEMENT IN LOU REPLACED ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS IN BLS: ARBITRATION ACT 1996 SECTION 32 APPLICATION


DMC/Arbn/14/06

England

Emirates Trading Agency LLC v Prime Mineral Exports Private Limited

English High Court: Teare J.: [2014] EWHC 2104 (Comm): 1 July 2014:[[4]]

CONTRACT: DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLAUSE REQUIRING PARTIES TO TRY TO RESOLVE DISPUTES BY FRIENDLY DISCUSSION WITHIN A CONTINUOUS PERIOD OF FOUR WEEKS BEFORE RESORTING TO ARBITRATION: WHETHER ARBITRATORS LACKED JURISDICTION BECAUSE THIS PROVISION NOT COMPLIED WITH: WHETHER PROVISION UNENFORCEABLE AS UNCERTAIN: WHETHER PROVISION HAD BEEN COMPLIED WITH


DMC/Arbn/14/05

England

Caresse Navigation Ltd v Office National de l’Electricité (the "Channel Ranger"): [2013] EWHC 3081 (Comm): Males J.: 14 October 2013:[[5]]

BILL OF LADING: WHETHER WORDS OF INCORPORATION REFERRING TO ARBITRATION ARE SUFFICIENT TO INCORPORATE CHARTERPARTY JURISDICTION PROVISIONS


DMC/Arbn/14/04

England

Cottonex Anstalt v Patriot Spinning Mills Ltd [2014] EWHC 236 (Comm)

English High Court: Hamblen J.: 14 February 2014:[[6]]

SALE AND PURCHASE: WHETHER CONTRACT INCORPORATED ALL TERMS OF THE BY-LAWS AND RULES OF THE INTERNATIONAL COTTON ASSOCIATION OR ONLY THE ARBITRATION PROVISIONS: GUIDANCE ON THE INTERPRETATION OF CONTRACTS ON APPEAL FROM AN ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL WITH EXPERIENCE OF THE RELEVANT TRADE


DMC/Arbn/14/03

England

Beijing Jianlong Heavy Industry Group v Golden Ocean Group Ltd and Others

English Commercial Court: HHJ Mackie QC: [2013] EWHC 1063 (Comm): 1 May 2013: [[7]]

ARBITRATION: SECTION 67 OF THE ARBITRATION ACT 1996: APPEAL AGAINST SUBSTANTIVE JURISDICTION OF TRIBUNALS: GUARANTEES ALLEGEDLY ILLEGAL AND UNENFORCEABLE UNDER CHINESE LAW: VALIDITY OF ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS: PUBLIC POLICY


DMC/Arbn/14/02

The Netherlands

Transport and Maritime Arbitration Rotterdam-Amsterdam ("Tamara") Arbitration

Anonymous, Procedural Order of a Tamara arbitration tribunal, 10 December 2012:[[8]]

ARBITRATION UNDER TAMARA RULES: WHAT THE LANGUAGE OF THE ARBITRATION SHOULD BE FAILING A CHOICE PREVIOUSLY MADE BY THE PARTIES


DMC/Arbn/14/01

England

AES Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropower Plant LLP v. Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropower Plant JSC

Supreme Court; Lords Neuberger, Mance, Clarke, Sumption, Toulson SCJJ; [2013] UKSC 35, 12 June 2013:[[9]]

WHETHER POWER TO INJUNCT COURT PROCEEDINGS IS MERELY ANCILLARY TO CURRENT OR INTENDED ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS: WHETHER S.44 ARBITRATION ACT 1996 LIMITS THE COURT’S INJUNCTIVE POWERS UNDER S.37 SENIOR COURTS ACT 1981


DMC/Arbn/13/06

England

Fortress Value Recovery Fund I LLC (and others) v Blue Skye Special Opportunities Fund LLP (and others)

English Court of Appeal; Pill, Toulson, Tomlinson LJJ; [2013] EWCA Civ 367; 31 January 2013:[[10]]

ARBITRATION CLAUSE: THIRD PARTIES: CONTRACTS (RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES) ACT 1999, SS 8(1) & 8(2)


DMC/Arbn/13/05

Hong Kong

Grand Pacific Holdings Ltd and Pacific China Holdings Ltd (in liq) (No 1)

Hong Kong Court of Appeal: Tang VP, Kwan and Fok JJA: CACV No.136 of 2011, [2012] 4 HKLRD 1: 9 May 2012:[[11]]

http://www.hklii.hk/eng/hk/cases/hkca/2012/200.html

ARBITRATION: APPLICATION TO SET ASIDE ARBITRAL AWARD: ALLEGED VIOLATION OF ARTS.34(2)(A)(II) AND (IV), UNCITRAL MODEL LAW: AWARD TO BE SET ASIDE ONLY IF VIOLATION SUFFICIENTLY SERIOUS: DISCRETION OF COURT TO REFUSE TO SET ASIDE DESPITE VIOLATION


DMC/SandT/13/04

Australia

Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S v Gladstone Civil Pty Ltd

Full Court, Federal Court of Australia: Mansfield, Rares and Buchanan JJ: [2013] FCFCA 107, 18 September 2013:[[12]]

ENFORCEMENT IN AUSTRALIA OF FOREIGN ARBITRATION AWARD UNDER VOYAGE CHARTER: WHETHER VOYAGE CHARTER A “SEA CARRIAGE DOCUMENT” FOR THE PURPOSES OF S.11 OF THE AUSTRALIAN CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA ACT 1991: WHETHER ARBITRATION AWARD UNENFORCEABLE BECAUSE NOT MADE IN AUSTRALIA


DMC/Arbn/13/03

Singapore

Maldives Airports Co Ltd & Anor v. GMR Male International Airport Pte Ltd, [2013] SGCA 16: Singapore Court of Appeal: Judgment delivered by Sundaresh Menon CJ, Andrew Phang Boon Leong JA and Woo Bih Li J on 6 December 2012:[[13]]

Arbitration: Interim Order for Injunction under Section 12A(4) of International Arbitration Act ("IAA"): Meaning of “asset” under Section 12A(4) IAA: Preservation of contractual rights and choses in action as “assets” under Section 12A(4) of IAA


DMC/Arbn/13/02

Singapore

Astro Nusantara International BV and others v. PT Ayunda Prima Mitra and others [2012] SGHC 157: Singapore High Court: Judgment delivered by Belinda Ang Saw Ean J on 22 October 2012: [[14]]

ARBITRATION: INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRAL AWARD MADE IN SAME TERRITORY AS FORUM IN WHICH RECOGNITION AND ENFORCEMENT SOUGHT: PARTY NOT ENTITLED TO CHALLENGE JURISDICTION OF ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL AT SETTING-ASIDE OR ENFORCEMENT STAGE OF PROCEEDINGS: PARTY WHO FAILS TO CHALLENGE AWARD ON JURISDICTION PURSUANT TO ART. 16 OF MODEL LAW DEEMED TO ACCEPT FINALITY OF AWARD ON JURISDICTION


DMC/Arbn/13/01

England

Chantiers de L’Atlantique SA v Gaztransport & Technigaz SAS

English High Court (Commercial Court): Flaux J: [2011] EWHC 3383 (Comm): 20 December 2011: [[15]]

ARBITRATION: SETTING ASIDE ARBITRAL AWARD ON GROUND OF FRAUD: EXTENSION OF TIME GRANTED, GIVEN THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ALLEGATIONS: FRAUD BY TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVE OF WINNING PARTY IN EVIDENCE TO ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL: DELIBERATE CONCEALMENT OF TECHNICAL TEST RESUTLS: LACK OF CAUSAL LINK BETWEEN NON-DISCLOSURE AND DECISION OF TRIBUNAL


DMC/Arbn/12/03

Singapore

Singapore High Court

Daimler South East Asia Pte Ltd v. Front Row Investment Holdings (Singapore) Pte Ltd [2012] SGHC 157 : Judgment delivered by Woo Bih Li J on 31 July 2012: [[16]]

ARBITRATION: WAIVER OF RIGHT OF RECOURSE UNDER ICC RULES OF ARBITRATION (1998): EXCLUSION OF APPEAL ON QUESTION OF LAW ARISING OUT OF ARBITRATION AWARD PURSUANT TO SECTION 49(2) ARBITRATION ACT


DMC/Arbn/12/02

Hong Kong

Gao Haiyan v Keeneye Holdings Limited

Hong Kong Court of Appeal: Tang VP, Fok JA and Sakharani J: CACV No.79 of 2011: 2 December 2011:[[17]]

http://www.hklii.hk/eng/hk/cases/hkca/2011/459.html

ARBITRATION: ENFORCEMENT OF ARBITRAL AWARD OBTAINED IN CHINA: SETTING ASIDE: CONTRARY TO PUBLIC POLICY: WHETHER AWARD TAINTED BY APPARENT BIAS: MEDIATION CONDUCTED IN COURSE OF ARBITRATION: WAIVER


DMC/Arbn/12/01

England

African Fertilizers and Chemicals NIG Ltd (Nigeria) v BD Shipsnavo GmbH & Co Reederei KG (The “Christian D”): English Commercial Court: Beatson J: [2011] EWHC 2452 (Comm): 29 September 2011:[[18]]

ARBITRATION: JURISDICTION OF COURT: DECLARATORY JUDGMENT: SECTION 66 OF THE ARBITRATION ACT 1996: ARTICLE 34(3) OF REGULATION 44/2001: WHETHER COURT HAD JURISDICTION TO MAKE PURELY DECLARATORY JUDGMENT UNDER SECTION 66: WHETHER SECTION 66 DECLARATORY JUDGMENT WAS A “JUDGMENT” FOR PURPOSE OF ARTICLE 34(3)


DMC/Arbn/11/12

England

TTMI Sarl v Statoil ASA

Queen’s Bench Division (Commercial Court): Beatson J: [2011] EWHC 1150 (Comm): 9 May 2011:[[19]]

ARBITRATION: JURISDICTION: PROPER PARTY TO CHARTERPARTY: DISPONENT OWNER WRONGLY IDENTIFIED IN RECAP EMAILS: UNDISCLOSED PRINCIPAL: RECTIFICATION: CHARTERPARTY CREATED BY CONDUCT OF THE PARTIES


DMC/Arbn/11/11

England

Sovarex S.A. v. Romero Alvarez S.A.

English High Court; Hamblen J; [2011] EWHC 1661 (Comm), 29 June 2011:[[20]]

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION: SUBMISSION TO JURISDICTION: QUESTIONS OF FACT CAN BE DETERMINED IN PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO SECTION 66 OF THE ARBITRATION ACT 1996


DMC/Arbn/11/10

Hong Kong

Democratic Republic of Congo and others v FG Hemisphere Associates LLC

Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal: Bokhary, Chan and Riberio PJJ, Mortimer and Sir Anthony Mason NPJJ: FACV No.5, 6 and 7 of 2010: 8 June 2011: [[21]]

ARBITRATION: RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN AWARD OBTAINED AGAINST FOREIGN STATE: STATE IMMUNITY: WHETHER FOREIGN STATE CAN CLAIM ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY FROM SUIT IN HONG KONG AFTER 1997: WHETHER EXCEPTION FOR COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES: WAIVER OF IMMUNITY


DMC/Arbn/11/09

England

AES Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropower Plant LLP v. Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropower Plant JSC

English Court of Appeal (Civil Division); Rix, Wilson, & Stanley Burnton LJJ; [2011] EWCA Civ 647, 27 May 2011:[[22]]

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION: ANTI-SUIT INJUNCTION: BASIS FOR SERVICE OUT OF JURISDICTION: EFFECT OF CIVIL JURISDICTION AND JUDGMENTS ACT 1982: PARTICIPATION IN FOREIGN PROCEEDINGS UNDER PROTEST NOT SUBMISSION TO JURISDICTION


DMC/Arbn/11/08

England

JSC BTA Bank v. Mukhtar Ablyazov & Ors

English High Court; Clarke J; [2011] EWHC 587 (Comm), 28 March 2011;[[23]]

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION: STAY OF COURT PROCEEDINGS: AGREEMENT NULL AND VOID: SEPARABILITY: CASE MANAGEMENT GROUNDS


DMC/Arbn/11/07

Hong Kong

Gao Haiyan v Keeneye Holdings Ltd

Hong Kong Court of First Instance: Reyes J in Chambers: HCCT No.41 of 2010: 12 April 2011: [[24]]

ARBITRATION: ENFORCEMENT OF ARBITRAL AWARD OBTAINED IN CHINA: SETTING ASIDE: CONTRARY TO PUBLIC POLICY: AWARD TAINTED BY ACTUAL OR APPARENT BIAS: MEDIATION CONDUCTED IN COURSE OF ARBITRATION: “MED-ARB”: ESTOPPEL


DMC/Arbn/11/06

England

B v S

English High Court: Flaux J.: [2011] EWHC 691 (Comm): 23 March 2011:[[25]]

COMMODITIES: FOSFA/GAFTA STANDARD FORM CONTRACTS: SCOTT V AVERY CLAUSE: WHETHER RIGHT TO INJUNCTIVE AND OTHER RELIEF UNDER S.44 ARBITRATION ACT 1996 EXCLUDED


DMC/Arbn/11/05

England

West Tankers Inc v Allianz SpA, Generali Assicurazione Generali SpA

English High Court: Field J.; [2011] EWHC 829 (Comm): 6 April 2011:[[26]]

ARBITRATION AWARDS: ENFORCEMENT: WHETHER A DECLARATORY AWARD MAY BE ENFORCED UNDER THE ARBITRATION ACT 1996, S.66


DMC/ARBn/11/04

United Kingdom

Dallah Real Estate and Tourism Holding Company v. The Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan:[[27]]

UK Supreme Court: Lord Hope, Deputy President Lord Saville, Lord Mance, Lord Collins and Lord Clarke: [2010] UKSC 46: 3 November 2010

ENFORCEMENT OF ARBITRAL AWARDS: CHALLENGE TO JURISDICTION: WHETHER THIRD PARTY BOUND BY ARBITRATION AGREEMENT: COMPÉTENCE-COMPÉTENCE: SCOPE OF REVIEW BY ENFORCING COURT


DMC/Arbn/11/03

English Court of Appeal

National Navigation Co v Endesa Generacion SA (The “Wadi Sudr”) English Court of Appeal: Waller, Carnwath and Moore-Bick LJJ: [2009] EWCA Civ 1397, [2010] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 193: 17 December 2009[[28]]

CONFLICT OF LAWS: BILL OF LADING:SPANISH COURT JUDGMENT THAT ARBITRATION CLAUSE NOT INCORPORATED INTO BILL OF LADING: WHETHER SPANISH COURT JUDGMENT FELL WITHIN ARBITRATION EXCEPTION IN ARTICLE 1(2)(D)OF EC REGULATION 44/2001: WHETHER RECOGNITION SHOULD BE REFUSED IN ENGLISH ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS: WHETHER CONTRARY TO PUBLIC POLICY


DMC/Arbn/11/02

Singapore

Singapore High Court

Front Row Investment Holdings (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Daimler South East Asia Pte Ltd [2010] SGHC 80: Singapore High Court; Judgment delivered by Andrew Ang J, 15 March 2010; [2010] SGHC 80: [[29]]

Rajah & Tann LLP for the Plaintiff, Front Row

Chelliah & Kiang for the Defendant, Daimler

ARBITRATION: RECOURSE AGAINST AWARD: WHETHER FAILURE TO CONSIDER A PARTY’S SUBMISSIONS ON AN ISSUE CONSTITUTES A BREACH OF NATURAL JUSTICE


DMC/Arbn/11/01

Singapore

Singapore High Court

The “Engedi” [2010] SGHC 95: judgment delivered by Judith Prakash J, 25 March 2010: [2010] SGHC 95 [[30]]

STAY OF IN REM PROCEEDINGS PENDING ARBITRATION IN LONDON: WHETHER STAY OF PROCEEDINGS OUGHT TO BE GRANTED UNDER SECTION 6 OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION ACT WHERE CURRENT OWNER AND INTERVENER WAS NOT A PARTY TO ARBITRATION AGREEMENT


DMC/Arbn/10/5

England

Stellar Shipping Co LLC v Hudson Shipping Lines[[31]]

English Commercial Court: Hamblen J: [2010] EWHC 2985 (Comm): 18 November 2010

Available on BAILII @ http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Comm/2010/2985.html

ARBITRATION: CONTRACT OF AFFREIGHTMENT CONTAINING GUARANTEE AND ARBITRATION CLAUSE/AGREEMENT: TRIPARTITE CONTRACT: SUBSTANTIVE JURISDICTION OF ARBITRATORS: SECTION 67 OF THE ARBITRATION ACT 1996: WHETHER THERE WAS A BINDING ARBITRATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN GUARANTORS AND GUARANTEED PARTY


DMC/Arbn/10/4

England

Guangzhou Dockyards Co Ltd v ENE Aegiali I

English Commercial Court: Blair J: [2010] EWHC 2826 (Comm): 5 November 2010 [[32]]

ARBITRATION: TRUE CONSTRUCTION OF ARBITRATION AGREEMENT: WHETHER PARTIES COULD AGREE TO APPEALS TO THE COURT ON QUESTIONS OF FACT: WHETHER PARTIES HAD AGREED TO APPEALS TO THE COURT ON QUESTIONS OF FACT


DMC/Arbn/10/3

England

Habas Sinai Ve Tibbi Gazlar Isthisal Endustri AS v Sometal SAL

English Commercial Court: Christopher Clarke J: [2010] EWHC 29 (Comm): 18 January 2010 [[33]]

Available on BAILII @ http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Comm/2010/29.html

ARBITRATION: INCORPORATION OF ARBITRATION AGREEMENT/CLAUSE INTO CONTRACT: GENERAL REFERENCE TO PRIOR CONTRACTS BETWEEN SAME PARTIES WHICH INCLUDED ARBITRATION AGREEMENT/CLAUSE: WHETHER WORDS USED SUFFICIENT TO INCORPORATE PRIOR ARBITRATION AGREEMENT/CLAUSE


DMC/Arbn/10/2

Hong Kong

Parakou Shipping Pte Ltd v Jinhui Shipping and Transportation Ltd and others[[34]]

Hong Kong Court of First Instance: Reyes J: HCAJ No.184 of 2009: 30 September 2010

http://www.hklii.org/hk/jud/eng/hkcfi/2010/HCAJ000184_2009-73172.html

STRIKING OUT: ABUSE OF PROCESS: COLLATERAL ATTACK ON PREVIOUS ARBITRATION DECISION: ‘RELATED PARTIES’


DMC/Arbn/10/1

The Netherlands

Mr Van Wassenaer Van Catwijck, also acting in his capacity as the representative of Mr Saarberg and Mr Ariens (hereinafter called “the Arbitrators”) v Knowsley SK Limited, Manchester, United Kingdom (hereinafter called “KSK”)[35]

Dutch Supreme Court. D.H. Beukenhorst (chairman), A.M.J. van Buchem-Spapens, J.C. van Oven, F.B.Bakels and W.D.H. Asser, 29 January 2010, Case number 09/00505, published on www.rechtspraak.nl, LJN: BK2007

ARBITRATION: DUTCH LAW: OBLIGATIONS OF ARBITRATORS TOWARDS PARTIES IN ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS