Arbitration (7 May – 11 June)

Arbitration News

English Court of Appeal considers disclosure of arbitral appointments in related or overlapping references

Herbert Smith Freehills – 6 June

Herbert Smith Freehills discuss the case of Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 817. The English Court of Appeal had to decide whether an arbitrator could ‘accept multiple appointments with overlapping reference and one common party’ without compromising impartiality.

LCIA publishes its facts and figures: The 2017 Casework Report

Global Arbitration News – 21 May

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has published its casework report for 2017. Global Arbitration News compares the 2017 statistics with those of the previous year. In both years, Banking and Finance and Energy and Resources were the most prominent industries for arbitration. The most recent statistics also revealed that 80% of the parties involved in cases at the LCIA came from outside of the UK.

What the Supreme Court's decision on forced arbitration means for you

Digg – 21 May

In the USA, the Supreme Court has ruled that employers can require employees to settle any disputes using mandatory arbitration, avoiding the risk of being taken to court. Employment discrimination and sexual harassment claims are two examples of legal claims that would have to be resolved using arbitration. Digg discuss the implications this decision may have on workers.

Statoil Loses 5% Stake in Agbami Oilfield, To Pay Chevron $1.1bn

This Day – 14 May

In a recent arbitration dispute between Statoil and its partners, including Chevron and Petrobras, the Norwegian oil firm has been ordered to pay $1.1 billion ‘over the redetermination of shares in Nigeria’s largest deepwater oilfield – Agbami’. Statoil has now lost 5.17% of its shares in the Agbami oilfield.

Delhi High Court refuses to stall Vodafone’s second arbitration in UK

The Economic Times – 8 May

The Delhi High Court has not allowed Vodaphone to stall their second international arbitration, which has been filed in the UK. The arbitration was first invoked by Vodaphone in April 2012 under India-Netherlands BIPA, after the imposition of the tax liability of over Rs 20,000 crore. The Economic Times discusses the order in more detail.

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