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English Court of Appeal Rejects High-Profile Challenge to Arbitrator

May 10, 2018, Covington Alert

The Court of Appeal in London has handed down a judgment of significance to both the insurance and international arbitration communities in Halliburton v Chubb. The judgment raises serious questions about the apparent reluctance of English courts to police arbitrators for “apparent bias” and to set aside arbitrator appointments and awards in London-seated insurance arbitrations in circumstances which have led a party to have justifiable concerns about the impartiality of an arbitrator.

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