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Arbitration & ADR

15 April 2021
Anke C Sessler Right to be heard in arbitral proceedings – recent case law on set-aside proceedings

Germany - Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

The right to be heard is a universally accepted principle which the Federal Constitutional Court has described as a 'primordial procedural right'. While no statistical data exists, a violation of the right to be heard is considered to be the most invoked ground in set-aside proceedings – albeit, usually to no avail. This article discusses three decisions which demonstrate that Germany is a place where parties to arbitration can rely on the courts to take a robust approach, upholding an arbitral award if in doubt.

Authors: Anke C Sessler, Max Stein
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