International arbitration and interim applications: jurisdictional issues
International arbitrations often involve parties resident in jurisdictions that are not the same as the seat of the arbitration. In U&M Mining Zambia Ltd v Konkola Copper Mines plc  EWHC 260 (Comm), the Commercial Court considered whether only the courts at the seat of an arbitration can grant interim measures before the appointment of the arbitral tribunal, or if a party may apply to courts in other countries. Although the facts of the case meant that it was not necessary for the court to reach a decision on this issue, the case contains a helpful summary of the case law on this point, upon which there remains no authority.
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