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JSC Zestafoni -v- Ronly Holdings

16th Feb 2004

[2004] 2 Lloyds Rep. 335; [2004] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 335

Timothy Brenton Q.C. acted in this Sale and purchase dispute. Issues as to jurisdiction of arbitrator.

Arbitration – Agreement between four parties specifying arbitration before three arbitrators – Arbitration held between two of the parties before a sole arbitrator – Whether the award was made without jurisdiction – Whether Agreement precluded bilateral arbitration – Whether the two parties had agreed to ad hoc arbitration before a sole arbitrator – Whether ad hoc agreement void under law of Georgia – Whether objection to jurisdiction taken in time – Whether permission to appeal against award on ground of error of law should be granted