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Russell on arbitration

 David St. John Sutton, Judith Gill, Matthew Gearing

2009

9788190865036

23 Ed South Asian Ed Indian Reprint

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This book deals with the English law of arbitration as at June 30, 2007, although wherever possible an attempt has been made to incorporate subsequent developments up to the date of finalising the proofs for publication in early October 2007. For example, reference has been included to the potentially important first instance decisions in Albon v Naza Motor Trading Sdn Bhd (No.4), where the court exceptionally granted an injunction to restrain a foreign arbitration, and to Tamil Nadu Electricity Board v ST-CMS Electric Co Private Ltd, which deals with the interplay between the law of the matrix contract and the law of the agreement to arbitrate. Both of these cases were decided in July 2007.
Even more recently, m the final days of reviewing the proofs of the book, the House of Lords handed down the important decision in Premium Nafta Products Ltd v FUi Shipping Co Ltd. We had given extensive treatment to the decision of the Court of Appeal in this case (there entitled Fiona Trust & Holding Corp v Yuri Privalov). The House of Lords decision further bolsters the principle of separability of the agreement to arbitrate contained in section 7 of the Act and lays down sensible and modern guidance on the construction of the wording of agreements to arbitrate and we have therefore sought to incorporate reference to it in so far as possible in the time available.
More than ever, the development of arbitration law is moving at a fast pace and the temptation, which we have resisted, was to postpone publication of this 23rd edition until certain important developments had crystallised, not least because in the five years since the 22nd edition almost every area of arbitration law has received judicial attention and time is now ripe for a fresh statement of the law. One evolving issue worthy of particular note is the continued ability of the courts to grant anti-suit injunctions to restrain proceedings brought in other Brussels Convention countries commenced in breach of an agreement to arbitrate is in doubt following the reference of this question to the European Court of Justice by the House of Lords in West Tankers Inc v Ras Riuione Adriatica di Sicurata. The ECJ is not expected to consider the reference until 2009 at the earliest. In Chapter 7, we summarise the current position pending this decision and the arguments for and against the use of anti-suit injunctions.
Finally, we should thank our colleagues at Alien & Overy LLP and elsewhere who have given us great assistance in the process of preparing this addition, in particular, Hannah Ambrose, Chris Mainwaring-Taylor and Conan Lauterpacht, colleagues in the arbitration group at Alien & Overy. We also wish to express our thanks for the tireless secretarial support provided by Maria lannella, and for the invaluable support and guidance given by our publishers at Sweet & Maxwell.
Contents
Foreword 
Preface 
Abbreviations 
Table of Cases 
Table of Statutes 
Table of Statutory Instruments Table of Civil Procedure Rules
Chapter 1.    Introduction
1.    Arbitration law 
2.    Arbitration and its features 
3.    The arbitral tribunal 
4.    The role of the English court 
5.    The advantages of arbitration 
6.    The disadvantages of arbitration 
7.    Matters referred and referable to arbitration
8.    The sources of arbitration law 
9.    Developments in arbitration law 
10.  Summary of following chapters 
Chapter 2.    The arbitration agreement
1.    Introduction 
2.    What is an arbitration agreement? 
3.    Form of an arbitration agreement 
4.    Content of an arbitration agreement 
5.    Laws to be applied to an arbitration 
6.    Termination of the arbitration agreement
Chapter 3.    Parties and institutions
1.    Introduction 
2.    Parties 
3.    Individuals under disability 
4.    Corporate bodies 
5.    Partnerships and unincorporated associations
6.    Third parties 
7.    Substituted parties 
8.    Agents and lawyers 
9.    Executors, administrators and trustees 
10.  Insolvent individuals and companies 
11.  States, state entities and public authorities 
12.  International organisations 
13.  Multi-party disputes 
14.  Arbitral institutions
Chapter 4.    The tribunal
1.    Introduction 
2.    Definitions 
3.    Qualifications of an arbitrator 
4.    Appointment of an arbitral tribunal 
5.    Remuneration of an arbitral tribunal 
6.    Powers of arbitral tribunals 
7.    Duties of an arbitral tribunal 
8.    Liabilities of arbitrators 
9.    Challenge and termination of authority of arbitrators .
Chapter 5.    Conduct of the reference
1.    Introduction 
2.    Commencing the arbitration 
3.    Duties of the tribunal in relation to the conduct of the reference 
4.    Preliminary considerations 
5.    Ascertaining the procedure 
6.    The hearing 
7.     Termination of the reference 
Chapter 6.    The award
1.    Introduction 
2.    Formal requirements of award 
3.    Substantive requirements of award 
4.    Relief and remedies available to the tribunal
5.    Costs 
6.    Effect of an award 
Chapter 7.The role of the court before and during the arbitration
1.    Introduction 
2.    Staying court proceedings 
3.    Injunctions to restrain arbitrations 
4.    Extension of time 
5.    Appointment of an arbitrator or umpire 
6.    Removal of the tribunal, resignation and revocation of authority 
7.    Determining disputes about the tribunal's jurisdiction during the arbitration 
8.    Determination of questions of law during the arbitration 
9.    Court's powers to issue injunctions and make other orders in relation to arbitral proceedings 
10.  Determination of the recoverable costs of the arbitration 
Chapter 8.The role of the court after the award
1.  Introduction 
2. Enforcement of awards 
3.  Recognition   and   enforcement of certain foreign awards 
4. Challenge of awards 
5. Challenge of substantive jurisdiction 
6.  Challenge of serious irregularity causing substantial injustice 
7. Appeal on question of law 
8.  Orders in respect of challenges and appeals 
9.  Procedure for arbitration applications 
Appendix 1 Arbitration Act  1996 and related statutory instruments Arbitration Act 1950, Part II 
                  Civil Procedure Rules, Part 62 Practice Direction—Arbitration 
Appendix 2    DAC report on the Arbitration Bill and supplementary report on the Arbitration Act 1996 
Appendix 3    Statutory arbitration 
Appendix 4    Comparison between the Arbitration Act 1996 and the UNCITRAL Model Law 
Appendix 5    List of appointing authorities 
Index

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