The Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) Court of Appeal has considered an application to set aside an arbitral award on grounds of failure to observe arbitral procedure, incapacity, and unfair treatment. In Lachesis v Lacrosse  DIFC CA 005, the Tribunal had earlier issued an arbitral award in favour of the Respondent. The Appellant sought to challenge the award before the DIFC Court, where the Court of First Instance dismissed the Appellant’s application. On appeal, the Court of Appeal upheld the Court of First Instance’s decision.
The Respondent was successfully represented byÂ Bala V, Partner, andÂ Dinesh Sabapathy, Senior Associate, of Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP before the Tribunal, the DIFC Court of First Instance and the Court of Appeal. This Update provides a summary of the matter and the Courtâs decision on the law of setting aside of arbitral awards.
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