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RPC represents party in key case for establishing the governing law of arbitration agreements.

Published on 31 January 2020

In the recent case of Kabab-Ji S.A.L v Kout Food Group, RPC and Ricky Diwan QC (Essex Court) represented Kout Food Group before the Court of Appeal.

In an important judgment, the Court established that on the proper construction of the relevant contract there was an express choice of English law governing the arbitration agreement despite that agreement providing for any arbitration to be seated in Paris.

This case report does not cover all aspects of the case but focusses on the Court’s finding on the governing law of the arbitration agreement.