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Fiona Trust & Holding Corporation And Others -v- Privalov And Others

17th Oct 2007

[2008] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 254, [2007] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 267, [2007] 4 All ER 951, [2007] 2 All ER (Comm) 1053, [2007] 1 All ER (Comm) 891

Christopher Butcher QC – Arbitration – Charterparty providing that “Any dispute arising under this charter” should be referred to London arbitration – Shipowners bringing court proceedings claiming rescission of charterparties for bribery and fraud – Whether arbitration clause covered dispute – Whether charterers entitled to stay of proceedings under Arbitration Act 1996, section 9.