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Sonera Holdings B.V. -v- Cukurova Holdings A.S. BVIHCMAP 2015/0005

June 2016 Arbitration Injunctions Jurisdiction

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

COURT OF APPEAL

INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL - ARBITRATION - ANTI-ARBITRATION INJUNCTION - FOREIGN ARBITRAL PROCEEDINGS - ARBITRATION ACT, 2013 - INTERPRETATION OF S. 3(2)(B) OF ARBITRATION ACT, 2013 - WHETHER COURT HAS JURISDICTION UNDER ARBITRATION ACT, 2013 TO GRANT ANTI-ARBITRATION INJUNCTION SO AS TO RESTRAIN PARTY FROM PURSUING FOREIGN ARBITRAL PROCEEDINGS

This was an Appeal against the refusal to grant an anti-arbitration injunction against the Respondent, Cukurova Holdings A.S. (“CH”). The Applicant, Sonera Holdings B.V. (“Sonera”), brought the Application in the context of new arbitration claims brought by CH, which Sonera contended amounted to a collateral attack on a previously registered arbitration award. In refusing the injunction, the Learned Judge in the Court below found that Section 3(2)(b) of the Arbitration Act, 2013 (the “Act”), which stated that “the Court shall not interfere in the arbitration of a dispute, save as expressly provided in this Act” meant that the Court could no longer interfere in ongoing arbitral proceedings by the grant of an injunction.

 

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Sonera Holdings B.V. -v- Cukurova Holdings A.S. BVIHCMAP 2015/0005

07 June 2016

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

COURT OF APPEAL

INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL - ARBITRATION - ANTI-ARBITRATION INJUNCTION - FOREIGN ARBITRAL PROCEEDINGS - ARBITRATION ACT, 2013 - INTERPRETATION OF S. 3(2)(B) OF ARBITRATION ACT, 2013 - WHETHER COURT HAS JURISDICTION UNDER ARBITRATION ACT, 2013 TO GRANT ANTI-ARBITRATION INJUNCTION SO AS TO RESTRAIN PARTY FROM PURSUING FOREIGN ARBITRAL PROCEEDINGS

This was an Appeal against the refusal to grant an anti-arbitration injunction against the Respondent, Cukurova Holdings A.S. (“CH”). The Applicant, Sonera Holdings B.V. (“Sonera”), brought the Application in the context of new arbitration claims brought by CH, which Sonera contended amounted to a collateral attack on a previously registered arbitration award. In refusing the injunction, the Learned Judge in the Court below found that Section 3(2)(b) of the Arbitration Act, 2013 (the “Act”), which stated that “the Court shall not interfere in the arbitration of a dispute, save as expressly provided in this Act” meant that the Court could no longer interfere in ongoing arbitral proceedings by the grant of an injunction.

 

To continue reading full articles in PDF format:
Sonera Holdings B.V. -v- Cukurova Holdings A.S. BVIHCMAP 2015/0005

 

 

EDITOR & HEAD OF LITIGATION BERMUDA

Christian R. Luthi
Tel.: +1 441 298 7814
Email.: christian.luthi@conyersdill.com


Head of Litigation British virgin islands

Mark J. Forte
Tel.: +1 284 852 1113
Email.: mark.forte@conyersdill.com


Head of Litigation Cayman Islands

Paul Smith
Tel.: +1 345 814 7777
Email.: paul.smith@conyersdill.com


HEAD OF THE ASIA DISPUTES & RESTRUCTURING GROUP

Nigel K. Meeson, Q.C.
Tel.: +852 2842 9553
Email.: nigel.meeson@conyersdill.com