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Arbitrator bias and duty of disclosure in shipping arbitration: Supreme Court adopts pragmatic approach
United Kingdom | 23 December 2020

The Supreme Court recently examined the requirement that an arbitrator must disclose related or linked appointments, which is a long-running debate, particularly in specialist fields (eg, maritime disputes), where there has traditionally been a limited pool of arbitrators. This decision is likely to fundamentally change the way in which shipowners, charterers and traders proceed with arbitrators in the future.