Courts in a clash - an in-depth look at the closely watched Supreme Court ruling on arbitrators
“Is my arbitration clause valid?” Following a surprise decision by the Court of Appeal in June 2010, this was the troubling question facing users of international arbitration clauses containing restrictions as to the nationality of arbitrators. On appeal and following an unprecedented intervention from two of the world’s leading arbitral institutions, the concerns of the international arbitration community have been laid to rest by one of the most important arbitration-related decisions reached by the Supreme Court since its establishment in October 2009.
Hogan Lovells’ Jerome Finnis (pictured) dissects a surprise decision by the Court of Appeal regarding the nationality of arbitrators, and why the Supreme Court reversed it
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