By Robert Price

Case: Expofrut SA & Others v Melville Services Inc and Lavinia Corporation [2015] EWHC 1950 (Comm)

The English High Court has ruled that an extension to a contractually agreed period in which arbitration proceedings must be brought will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. The case of Expofrut illustrates that it is crucial for a claimant to bring such proceedings within the agreed timeframe or risk losing the right to do so at all.