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Philippa Charles discusses the recent Supreme Court judgment in Jivraj

The London arbitration community has warmly welcomed the judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Nurdin Jivraj v Sadruddin Hashwani [2011]. The issues in the case and the decision of the Court of Appeal had carried what one advocate described as ‘chilling’ implications for London as a seat of arbitration. Had the Supreme Court held that arbitrator selection criteria were subject to the requirements of anti-discrimination legislation, many London arbitration agreements may have been held to be invalid in their entirety.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Allonby (Social policy) [2004] EUECJ C-256/01

    Jivraj v Hawshwani [2009] EWHC 1364 (Comm)

    Jivraj v Hashwani (Rev 2) [2010] EWCA Civ 712

    Nurdin Jivraj v Sadruddin Hashwani [2011] UKSC 40