Al-Harbi v. Citibank

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  1. Challenging Arbitrators for Alleged 'Conflict of Interest' in US-Based International Arbitrations

    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLPJulie BédardOctober 13, 2016

    at 22 (“Following the lead of Justice White’s concurrence, the D.C. Circuit, in Al-Harbi v. Citibank, instructed that ‘the burden on a claimant for vacation of an arbitration award due to “evident partiality” is heavy, and the claimant must establish specific facts that indicate improper motives on the part of an arbitrator.’”) citing Al-Harbi v. Citibank, 85 F.3d 680, 683 (D.C. Cir. 1996) (internal citations omitted).13Id. at 23 (“Other circuits to have considered the issue have employed an objective test that ‘evident partiality ... will be found where a reasonable person would have to conclude that an arbitrator was partial to one party to the arbitration.”)