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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

25/11/2014

Recent Developments in English Arbitration Law

This is an archived article, and some links may not work. Contact us if you have any questions.

This talk covers the following topics:

Interim Relief in support of arbitrations under s.44 of the 1996 Act

The kinds of relief available under s.44:

  • Is relief available under s.37 Senior Courts Act 1981 where it would not be available under s.44?

  • Order for the purpose of preserving assets – what is an asset?

Multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses

Discussion of the issues arising out of the use of such clauses in light of the decision in Emirates Trading Agency LLC v. Prime Mineral Exports [2014] EWHC 2104 (Comm) including:

  • The enforceability of obligations to mediate or negotiate

  • When such obligations are effective conditions precedent to arbitration

The Court’s jurisdiction over third parties to an arbitration agreement

  • The traditional position

  • The modern position

  • Circumstances where that power might be invoked, such as by a sub-charterer seeking inspection of a vessel under s.44

The Commercial Court’s approach to applications for permission to appeal on a point of law (s.69) and to challenge on the grounds of serious irregularity (s.68)

  • Is the Court more willing than previously to give permission to appeal?

  • The importance of the formulation of the question of law

  • The procedure for expedited determination of s.68 applications

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