Preiskel & Co’s Dispute Resolution team has successfully represented a client in resisting a jurisdiction challenge in a London Metal Exchange arbitration. The dispute related to the sale of zinc ingots from a Belgium company to a Saudi Arabian counter-party.
The parties attended a remote hearing in April 2020 (during the COVID-19 ‘lockdown’ in the UK), and also submitted extensive written arguments. In finding it had jurisdiction, the Tribunal preferred Preiskel & Co’s submissions, rejected two expert reports submitted by the Respondent, and indicated that the Respondent could expect to be liable in costs.
Please contact Robert Dougans if you have any questions about this, or the team’s arbitration experience in general.