Gordon Bell

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Are English arbitration awards ‘final, conclusive and binding’? – revisiting the right to challenge arbitration awards in English...

Recent debate on the right to appeal - Under limited circumstances, a party to an English arbitration award who is dissatisfied with the result can challenge that award in the courts. There are concerns that the current...more

11/3/2015 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Arbitration Awards Arbitrators Binding Arbitration Confidential Information ICC LCIA Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Right To Appeal UK

Fixing Your Mistakes: Henia Investments v Beck Interiors

Since 2011, Employer and Contractors have been living with the payment regime prescribed by the updated Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996. This regime amounts to strict liability for the payer – if...more

10/5/2015 - Clawbacks Construction Contracts Construction Industry Contractors Employer Liability Issues Overpayment Payment Terms UK

UPDATE – Indonesia’s New Draft Oil & Gas Law

Indonesia has recently made public a full copy of its draft oil and gas law for review and parliamentary discussion. By way of update to our client alert of 21 April 2015, we can now review the further revised and full...more

7/22/2015 - Arbitration Bilateral Investment Treaties Energy Sector Expropriation Foreign Investment ICSID Indonesia Investor-State Arbitration Oil & Gas Pending Legislation Popular UNCITRAL

Indonesia’s New Draft Oil & Gas Law

Legislators in Indonesia have recently suggested that all petroleum production operations should effectively be state controlled, making many foreign investors in south east Asia’s largest country fear that their assets could...more

4/22/2015 - Energy Sector Foreign Investment Indonesia Oil & Gas Popular

Energy Charter Treaty and the YUKOS/Russia experience

On 28 July 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague published a final award in an Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) arbitration that has been active for the past decade, ordering the Russian Federation (Russia) to pay...more

8/5/2014 - Arbitration Energy International Arbitration Russia

The Draft LCIA Arbitration Rules 2014 – changes to watch out for: a quick reference guide

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) recently published for consideration the Final Draft of its proposed new Arbitration Rules to replace the 1998 Rules. The proposed changes bring the LCIA Rules...more

4/11/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements International Arbitration UK

Doosan v MABE: English Court Injuncts Owner from Calling Performance Bond When Owner Has Failed To Issue a Taking-Over Certificate...

It is quite rare to see a Court hand down a judgment in relation to a FIDIC-based contract. The reason is that most FIDIC-based contracts contain an arbitration agreement resulting in disputes being resolved privately and...more

11/5/2013 - Bonds FIDIC Contracts UK

New FIDIC Guidance: Should a party to a FIDIC contract be able to enforce a ‘binding’ DAB decision before the decision has become...

On 1 April 2013, FIDIC issued guidance on how to deal with a contracting party who has failed to comply with a ‘binding’ decision of a Dispute Adjudication Board - The standard FIDIC form of contract contains a tiered...more

5/13/2013 - Adjudicatory Process Dispute Resolution Boards FIDIC Contracts

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