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ARBITRATION: Urgent relief

02 December 2016  

Jane Parsons examines emergency relief in arbitration

It was commonly thought that the provisions for emergency relief under the London Court of Arbitration (LCIA) Rules 2014 increased a party’s options, in that there was a choice between applying to the arbitral tribunal or the English court for such relief. However, the recent judgment of Gerald Metals SA v Timis [2016] strongly indicates that the court’s powers and parties’ options are in fact restricted in circumstances where the tribunal is able to provide timely and effective relief under the LCIA Rules.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Gerald Metals SA v Timis & ors [2016] EWHC 2327 (Ch)