Naviera Maritima Peruana SA v Compania Internacional de Seguros de Peru: CA 1988

Unless agreed otherwise, the law of the ‘seat’ of the arbitration will govern its conduct. The court overruled a first instance decision that an arbitration was to be conducted in Lima as the agreed forum (and therefore seat), but with English law as the lex fori. LJ Kerr referred to the complexities and inconveniences which such an arrangement would cause, including the impossibility or at best difficulty of the English Court exercising jurisdiction over an arbitration proceeding in Peru.


Kerr LJ


[1988] 1 Lloyds Rep 1116


England and Wales

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Arbitration, International

Updated: 07 May 2022; Ref: scu.239600