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To Disclose or Not to Disclose? UK Supreme Court Hears Appeal on Arbitrator’s Disclosure Obligations

Practical Law Arbitration Blog

10 Jan 2020

Chiraag Shah and James Colautti authored an article for Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law Arbitration Blog that covers the UK Supreme Court case Halliburton v Chubb, which has been the subject of scrutiny by the arbitration community.

The authors discuss the background of the case, its road to the Supreme Court, and the core issues argued in the Supreme Court. With the decision pending, the authors say that “the Supreme Court will need to balance the need for arbitrators to be able to have overlapping appointments in areas of law where the number of subject matter experts may be limited, and on the other hand, the need to preserve global confidence in the impartiality of the arbitration process as well as policy considerations regarding England’s reputation as a centre and preferred seat for international arbitration.”

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