High Court Upholds Gafta Appeal Award

In the recent decision handed down in A v B [2021] EWHC793 (Comm), a Gafta Appeal Award was upheld following Sellers’ appeal on five questions of law under s.69 of the Arbitration Act 1996 and a challenge under s.68(c) and s.68(d) of the Act.

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Hacked Emails and Fraudulent Accounts – A Modern Tale

The increased digitalisation of commercial transactions has encouraged criminals to find new ways to defraud their victims, and in some cases, created new issues for the Courts to untangle. In K v A [2019] EWHC 1118, a commodities case on appeal from a GAFTA arbitration award, various issues arising from hacked emails and the payment of over USD 1 million into a fraudulent account, were examined by the Court.

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