English Commercial High Court (QBD): Can an Arbitral Award Against a State Be Enforced By Court Proceedings In the UK Without Service On That State of Any Formal Court Document?

In General Dynamics United Kingdom Ltd v State of Libya [2019] EWHC 64 (Comm), the English Commercial High Court inter-alia held that under the English procedural law, the order granting permission to enforce an award against a foreign sovereign state is the document which required to be served for instituting proceedings within the terms of…

English Commercial High Court: Whether the Court is empowered to grant a worldwide freezing order in enforcement of award proceedings under Section 101 of the English Arbitration Act.

  In the case of Eastern European Engineering Ltd. vs. Vijay Construction (Proprietary) Ltd. [2018] EWHC 1539 (Comm), the English Commercial High Court (QB) addressed the issue of whether the English Court can grant worldwide freezing order pursuant to Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) 25.1(1)(f) and/or Section 37 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 and/or the…