Expert Legal Insights

Photo of timothy-pugh|Tim Pugh

Planning and Environment Partner, Tim Pugh, part of BLP’s Energy & Natural Resources Sector Group, looks at the current legal framework surrounding shale gas and fracking in the UK.

Photo of nikki-osullivan|Nikki O'Sullivan

An award was made in LCIA arbitration proceedings in which the arbitrator decided that the claimant (‘De La Rue’) was entitled to terminate certain agency agreements made with the respondent (‘Interprods’) and that no further commission payments were payable by De La Rue, following an admission by Interprods that the commission paid to it would be used to bribe and corrupt Nigerian officials. Interprods unsuccessfully challenged the award under sections 67 and 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (the ‘1996 Act’).

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