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Halliburton Co v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd – Supreme Court (Lord Reed PSC, Lord Hodge DPSC, Lady Black, Lord Lloyd-Jones and Lady Arden JJSC) [2020] UKSC 48 – 27 November 2020

Online Published Date : 04 December 2020 | Appeared in issue: 1070 - 04 December 2020

Arbitration – Removal of arbitrator – Apparent bias – Whether arbitrator should have disclosed later appointments in arbitrations involving one common party – Test for apparent bias – Time for application of test – Arbitrator omitting to give relevant disclosure as result of oversight – Arbitrator subsequently providing explanation for omission – Whether arbitrator should be removed

Herculito Maritime Ltd and Others v Gunvor International BV and Others (The “Polar”) – QBD (Comm Ct) (Sir Nigel Teare sitting as a Judge of the High Court) [2020] EWHC 3318 (Comm) – 4 December 2020

Online Published Date : 17 December 2020 | Appeared in issue: 1071 - 17 December 2020

General average – Vessel kidnapped and held to ransom by pirates in Gulf of Aden – Shipowners paying ransom for release of vessel – Shipowners seeking to recover ransom payment from bill of lading holders as general average contribution – Charterparty providing for charterers to pay premiums for war risks and kidnap and ransom insurance – Whether relevant charterparty provisions incorporated into bills of lading – Whether shipowners precluded from recovering contribution from bill of lading holders