- High Court dismisses pre- and post- award challenges to jurisdiction in LCIA and ICC proceedings (Dreymoor Fertilisers Overseas v EuroChem Trading)
- What are the practical implications of the judgment?
- What was the background to the decision?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Arbitration analysis: George Spalton and Ian McDonald of 4 New Square discuss the Commercial Court decision in Dreymoor Fertilisers Overseas v EuroChem Trading where Mr Justice Butcher dismissed two jurisdiction challenges brought by the claimant (Dreymoor) under sections 32 and 67 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (AA 1996), in relation to ongoing London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitrations. In dismissing the challenges, Butcher J applied the ‘liberal or generous interpretation’ of arbitration clauses approach propounded in Fiona Trust v Privalov.
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