Vivendi Universal

We acted for Vivendi Universal in both the English High Court and Court of Appeal to defend a challenge to an arbitral award arising from an LCIA arbitration between Vivendi and the Polish company, Elektrim SA. After successfully defeating the challenge in the Commercial Court, we helped our client defeat a further challenge in the Court of Appeal, and prevented an attempt by Elektrim’s Administrator to appeal to the English Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice. This case is now the leading English and European authority on the proper interpretation of the EU Insolvency Regulation where one of the parties to an arbitration has become insolvent.