Emirates Trading Agency LLC v Sociedade de Fomento Industrial Private Ltd

Arbitration – Jurisdiction. The parties contracted for the purchase of iron ore fines. A dispute arose and was referred to arbitration. The arbitrator made a decision on jurisdiction, which the claimant company did not challenge. He subsequently made a decision on liability. The claimant sought to challenge jurisdiction. The Commercial Court dismissed the claimant's applications, holding that it was not open for it to challenge the jurisdiction of the arbitrator.

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