A Crucial Chance For UK Supreme Court To Clarify Arbitrator Bias

Law360 (March 5, 2020, 2:51 PM EST) -- The case of Halliburton v. Chubb made its way to the U.K. Supreme Court in November 2019 and the decision is hotly anticipated. It is hoped that the decision of the Supreme Court will clarify issues including the relationship between nondisclosure and an appearance of bias.

This case is important not just for those involved, but the decision may have wider ramifications on the viability and attractiveness of arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism, and London as a forum within which to conduct it.

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The dispute between Halliburton and Chubb arose out of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe which involved an...

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