SAS Institute Inc v World Programming

With an uptick in commercial wrangles expected as a result of measures taken to combat Covid-19, England is not alone in seeking to provide a welcoming jurisdiction to deal with such disputes.

We identified 6 key developments in arbitration case law in England from the last 6 months. In Part 1 of the two-part post, we explained how:

1.  The English Court will determine the applicable law to an arbitration agreement and hold parties to their bargain by enforcing such arbitration agreements …

2.  …But only where clearly drafted. The Courts will not save a party from competing clauses.

3.  The English Court limits when a non-party can rely on arbitration agreements.