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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.

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Twenty 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

Twenty 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

15/06/2021

The test for apparent bias and arbitrators’ duties of disclosure following Halliburton v Chubb

Welcome clarification, but questions remain.

Following a webinar last December exploring the landmark decision of Halliburton v Chubb, the speakers have authored an article with further thoughts in the Journal of International Arbitration.

The article explores the key points arising out of the judgment and the current position under English law and remaining questions following the judgment, including the relationship between the duties of disclosure and confidentiality. They explore the extent to which parties’ adoption of institutional rules can modify the English law position, and comment on the extent to which English law is now in line with that of other jurisdictions.

Authors

Charles Kimmins QC, Barrister, Twenty Essex
Luke Pearce, Barrister, Twenty Essex
Nigel Rawding QC, Arbitrator, Twenty Essex (previously Partner at Freshfields)
Olivia Valner, Senior Associate, Freshfields

The authors represented the LCIA in its intervention in the Supreme Court case of Halliburton v Chubb [2020] UKSC 48. The Supreme Court handed down judgment on 27 November 2020.

The article ‘The Test for Apparent Bias and Arbitrators’ Duties of Disclosure Following Halliburton v. Chubb: Welcome Clarification, but Questions Remain’ Journal of International Arbitration, Volume 38, Issue 3 (2021) pp. 359 – 376  was first published on Kluwer Law International.

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