Payward v Chechetkin: a rare public policy exception to arbitral award enforcement


Last month, the High Court concluded that to enforce an arbitral award obtained by a major crypto exchange would be contrary to public policy under section 103(3) of the Arbitration Act 1996. This unusual invocation of the public policy exception arises as part of a recent line of cases in which crypto traders have generally […]

Event: ‘Arbitration and Criminal Law’ – Opening Lecture by Prof Matthew Happold


Join us and Arbitration Lab for the opening lecture of the London Summer Arbitration School, which will be delivered online by Prof Matthew Happold from the University of Luxembourg. The lecture will examine:   – how arbitral proceedings and domestic criminal processes can interact; – how parties to arbitrations have attempted to use domestic criminal […]

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Event: Justice in many courts: litigating parallel arbitral, civil and criminal proceedings


UPDATE: The venue for this event has changed and is now The Ivy Club (see address below). We are co-hosting a panel with Brick Court Chambers as part of LIDW23. Reflecting a continuing growth of international arbitration and the pro-arbitration stance of the English courts on the one hand and the sophistication of cross-border fraud […]