The importance of identifying parties – Vale SA and others v Steinmetz and others

On 16 July 2021 the Court of Appeal handed down Vale SA and others v Steinmetz and others [2021] EWCA Civ 1087. This case is an important reminder of the principle that, generally, only parties to an arbitration agreement will be bound by any resultant arbitral award. What follows here is a brief summary of the case, and a comment on the practical importance of identifying the parties to an arbitration agreement.

You can read Daniel Kozelko's full post on our Commercial, Construction & International Arbitration Blog here.