Annulment No More? A String of Recent French Decisions Uphold or Reinstate Arbitral Awards

20 December 2021
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Key takeaways:
  • In a recent string of decisions, the French courts have upheld or reinstated six arbitral awards, providing additional guidance on arbitrator non-disclosure, allegations of illegality, sanctions and public policy, and interpretation of treaty nationality requirements.
  • These decisions illustrate the role of the French courts—and ultimately of the Court of Cassation—in protecting and preserving France’s pro-arbitration heritage and legacy.