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Serious irregularity challenge to LCIA award dismissed by Commercial Court (Orascom TMT Investments v VEON)

Serious irregularity challenge to LCIA award dismissed by Commercial Court (Orascom TMT Investments v VEON)
Published on: 10 May 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
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Arbitration analysis: Matthew Bradley of 4 New Square analyses the decision of Mr Justice Andrew Baker in the Commercial Court to dismiss a serious irregularity challenge to a London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) tribunal’s award for failure to deal with all the issues that were put to it, pursuant to section 68(2)(d) of the Arbitration Act 1996 (AA 1996). The court’s essential finding was that there was no relevant issue capable in principle of engaging AA 1996, s 68(2)(d), such that the challenge failed for that reason alone. In the course of giving judgment, the court made some trenchant observations as to the proper pleading of arbitration Claim Forms, and as to the proper distinction to be drawn between pleadings and witness statements in challenges under AA 1996, s 68 (and s 67). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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