Court confirms power to partially enforce a foreign arbitration award

Arbitration Update


The recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal in Aircraft Support Industries Pty Ltd v William Hare UAE LLC [2015] NSWCA 229 ('Aircraft Support Industries') confirms that Australian courts have power to partially enforce a foreign arbitral award in certain circumstances. The decision of the Court of Appeal also reinforces the pro-enforcement attitude of the Australian judiciary in proceedings to set aside or to resist enforcement of a commercial arbitral award on public policy grounds for a breach of natural justice.