Arbitration round up – the Nigeria case, anti suits and stays

Specific Issues for discussion:
Jamie Harrison, Deputy Director General LCIA
o Federal Republic of Nigeria v P&ID [2023] EWHC 2638
 Transparency/privacy/confidentiality in arbitration
 Role of the Tribunal
 Control of disclosure
 Finality of Awards
 Is the arbitral process fit for purpose?

Ravi Aswani, Barrister, Arbitrator & Mediator, 36 Stone
o Deutsche Bank AG v RusChemAlliance LLC [2023] EWCA Civ 1144
o UniCredit Bank GmbH v RusChemAlliance LLC [2024] EWCA Civ 64
o Commerzbank AG v RusChemAlliance LLC [2023] EWHC 2510

 In what circumstance will an English Court grant anti- suit relief in the case of a foreign-seated arbitration?
 How does this relate to Enka v Chubb?
 Potential impact of the new (draft) Arbitration Act

Robert Gay, Arbitrator
o SQD v QYP [2023] EHWC 2145 (Bright J.), Deutsche Bank v Ruschemallaiance LLC [2023] EWCA Civ 1144
Should remedies for breach of an arbitration agreement, before there is an award, be controlled by the law of the chosen seat?

o FamilyMart China Holding Co. Ltd. v Ting Chuan Holding Corporation [2023] UKPC 33
o Arbitrabiliity – including analysis of subject-matter non-arbitrability.
o The nature of the “right” to apply for a stay of Court proceedings.
o The requirement that an applicant for a stay must act bona fide.
o Power of arbitral tribunal to rule as to whether “just and equitable” to wind up a company.
o Relevance to admiralty proceedings?

Date:14/03/2024
Chair:Sir Bernard Eder- Arbitrator
Panellists:Ravi Aswani - Barrister, 36 Stone
Robert Gay - Arbitrator
Jamie Harrison - Dep. Director General, LCIA

The event will be followed by a Drinks Reception kindly sponsored by 36 Stone.
Venue:The IDRC
1 Paternoster Lane
London
EC4M 7BQ
Time:6.00pm - 7.30pm
CPD Points:1.5 CPD points