Court of Appeal Clarifies the Meaning of Section 15 of the English Arbitration Act 1996 on the Appointment of the Arbitral Tribunal | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Court of Appeal Clarifies the Meaning of Section 15 of the English Arbitration Act 1996 on the Appointment of the Arbitral Tribunal

Court of Appeal Clarifies the Meaning of Section 15 of the English Arbitration Act 1996 on the Appointment of the Arbitral Tribunal

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Itochu Corporation v Johann M. K. Blumenthal & another has established that ad hoc arbitrations without an appointing authority under the Arbitration Act 1996, unless the parties agree on the number of arbitrators, a sole arbitrator will be appointed even if the arbitration agreement suggests that the parties contemplated more than one arbitrator.

White & Case represented the successful claimant (the respondent at the appeal stage).

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