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Arbitration & ADR

23 January 2020
Marie Berard Court of Appeal dispenses with service of enforcement of arbitral award against sovereign state

United Kingdom - Clifford Chance

The Court of Appeal recently considered whether service of formal court documentation on a state party was a necessary requirement when seeking to enforce an arbitral award against it or whether service could be dispensed with in certain circumstances. The significant judgment will have implications for cases in which it may be very difficult to enact service of enforcement proceedings on a state through diplomatic channels.

Authors: Marie Berard, Benjamin Barrat
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