Tag Archives: international public policy

Paris Court of Appeal: Corruption and violation of international public policy

Paris, 1st Division, 1st Chamber, 14 October, n°13/03410 On 14 October 2014, the Paris Court of Appeal ruled an application to set aside an award for violation of international public policy due to allegations of corruption. In this case, between 1984 and 1987, the Republic of Congo had concluded several public works contracts and contracts […]

The Paris Court of Appeal requests a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice to decide whether arbitral awards should be annulled

Paris Court of appeal, 23 September 2014, Nos. 12/21810, 13/09296, 13/17187 On 23 September 2014, the Paris Court of Appeal decided that a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) was necessary to determine whether the awards challenged in the present case should be annulled under Article 1520 para. 5 of the French […]

The Foreign Court’s Decision To Accept Jurisdiction After Having “Substantially Examined” the Arbitration Clause Is Contrary to International Public Policy

Paris Court of Appeal, Pôle 1 Chambre 1, 8 October 2013 n°12/18722 – S.A. Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana v. S.A.R.L. Pan Atlantic On 8 October 2013, the Paris Court of Appeal judged that a foreign decision is contrary to international public policy when the foreign State courts have decided they had jurisdiction after having […]