Decisions of the Paris Court of Appeal, Division 01 – Chamber 01, 15 December 2020, n° 18/14864 and Division 5 - Chamber 16, 23 February 2021, n°18/03068

During the last few months, several decisions of the Paris Court of Appeal have been issued in relation to the principle of arbitrator's independence and impartiality. Two decisions, namely the Soletanche case and the Lerco case, deserve to be commented here as they propose a more flexible approach of the arbitrator's duty to disclose potential conflicts of interest during the proceedings, a principle yet strictly applied until now.