- Arbitral agreements — Due process — Annulment — Review of arbitral awards — Judicial review of arbitral awards
This chapter considers the grounds for setting aside an arbitral award. It looks at cases where set-asides have occurred—due to invalid agreements, an excess of jurisdiction, the formation of a tribunal, and public policy arguments. The Arbitration Act’s provisions concerning set-aside closely follow the Model Law and New York Convention. The chapter, however, also discusses other pre-Model Law grounds for a set-aside, such as when ‘a decision has been omitted regarding an important matter that would affect the judgment’. Moreover, the chapter explores the effects of a set-aside, before closing with some arguments raised by leading arbitration scholars.