No jurisdiction to order security for an award as a condition for a party to be allowed to resist enforcement

The Supreme Court [2017] UKSC 16 has now had its say in the latest incarnation of the long-running saga of IPCO v NNPC, in which IPCO has spent the last 13 years trying to enforce a Nigerian award which, including interest, is now in the order US$350million. The Supreme Court had before it a narrow, but important question: whether an […]

English Court Removes Arbitrator for Apparent Bias

In the recent case of Cofely Ltd v Anthony Bingham & Knowles Ltd [2016] EWHC 240, England’s High Court made an order for the removal of the arbitrator (Anthony Bingham), pursuant to section 24 (1)(a) of the Arbitration Act 1996, on the grounds of apparent bias, as in the previous 3 years, 19% of the arbitrator’s appointments and 25% of […]

Limitation Period For The Enforcement Of Arbitration Awards In Nigeria – City Engineering Nig. Limited vs. Federal Housing Authority

Introduction The time from which the limitation period for the commencement of an action for the enforcement of arbitral awards in Nigeria begins to run has been the subject of considerable concern to both practitioners and academics in Nigeria  and indeed England. This is even more so, when the legal position in Nigeria appears to differ significantly from that in […]