The European Court of Arbitration and the International School of Arbitration and Mediation of the Mediterranean and the Middle East have celebrated, with the cooperation of the Cyprus Chapter of the European Court of Arbitration and of the UCLan University, the 12th edition of our Annual Conference of the Mediterranean and Middle East, Med-Mid.
In Michaelides v. Cooperative Bank of Pegia, the Supreme Court of Cyprus, in dismissing an appeal against a first instance judgment, has clearly reaffirmed the principle that state courts may not review the merits of an award.  Judgment 27 June 2018, docket no. 477/2012.
In Fleetwood the English High Court has set aside an award, on the ground that the arbitrator had conducted independent enquiries without informing the parties and giving them the opportunity to participate to it.  Fleetwood Wanderers Ltd. v. AFC Fylde Ltd.  EWHC 3318 (Comm.).