Mr Simon Kilgour

Simon Kilgour

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Deepwater Horizon – multiple arbitrator appointments on same incident
United Kingdom | 21 May 2018

The Court of Appeal has considered the extent to which an arbitrator may, without the parties' knowledge, accept appointments in several matters in relation to the same or overlapping subject matters with only one common party without giving rise to an appearance of bias. As disputes in the oil and gas industry can reverberate through the value chain, and associated insurance, the decision is of particular interest to the sector.