Category: Arbitration

Halliburton v Chubb: Supreme Court Rules on Arbitrator Impartiality

In a long-awaited decision, the Supreme Court has recently handed down a judgment of critical importance addressing an arbitrator’s duty of impartiality and obligation to make disclosure. The case relates to the Deepwater Horizon incident and claims made by two insureds, Halliburton and Transocean, on their Bermuda Form policies with […]

Serious irregularity in arbitration

In two recent cases, the Commercial Court has looked at the question of serious irregularity under s.68 of the Arbitration Act 1996. In both instances the Court concluded that there was no serious irregularity and the Awards of the respective tribunals were upheld. Findings of serious irregularity are rare, not […]