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Svenska Petroleum Exploration A.B. V. Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania And Another Svenska Petroleum Exploration A.B. V. Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania And Another

11th Jan 2005

[2005] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 515; [2005] 1 All ER (Comm) 515

Timothy Saloman QC – Arbitration – Recognition and enforcement of foreign awards – Award given against defendant State – Application by claimants to enforce award in England – Defendant arguing that arbitrators had no jurisdiction but participating in arbitration after adverse ruling on jurisdiction – Whether award should be recognized – Significance of defendant’s participation in the arbitral proceedings – Issue estoppel – Arbitration Act, 1996, ss. 73(2) and 103