Dracoulis, Morton, Turner in Mealey’s International Arbitration Report: Sanctity of Arbitration Awards

English High Court Dismisses Untimely Claim That Tribunal’s Substantive Jurisdiction Was Retroactively Destroyed

04/04/2018

The recent English Commercial Court decision in Exportadora De Sal S.A. de C.V. v Corretaje Maritimo Sud-Americano Inc is an important reminder of the need to act promptly in jurisdiction challenges and a welcome example of the English courts’ support of international arbitration. Mr. Justice Andrew Baker made clear that challenges to arbitral awards must be brought in a timely manner, and that English law will not allow a party to fall back on the laws of its local jurisdiction in order to avoid obligations under an otherwise valid and enforceable contract.

Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP represented the successful respondent in the proceedings, Corretaje Maritimo Sud-Americano Inc. (CMSA). …

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First appeared in Mealey's International Arbitration Report on March 28, 2018.

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