Supreme Court defines limits for challenge of arbitrator in set-aside proceedings

Dispute Resolution / Litigation & Arbitration

ILO Newsletter, 12. September 2013

The Supreme Court recently ruled for the first time on an issue that has been fiercely debated among legal scholars - namely, whether (and to what extent) grounds for challenging an arbitrator can also be raised in set-aside proceedings. The court ruled that where a challenge becomes known after the arbitration award was issued, only "blatant" grounds can be invoked in set-aside proceedings.


Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz

M.B.L.-HSG Partner