The English Courts’ Approach to Review of Awards by Way of Challenge and Enforcement
Hilary Heilbron QC
The article discusses the procedure for challenging and enforcing arbitral awards in the English courts, both where the seat is London and also under the New York Convention. It includes sections on jurisdictional issues, procedural issues and points of law. It addresses the tension that can arise in the context of the competing jurisdictions between the courts of the seat of the arbitration and the enforcing courts and debates issues of the finality and binding nature of arbitral awards in the above context.