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AIC Ltd (Respondent) v Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (Appellant)

Case ID: 2020/0206

Case summary


A. Whether the execution of the Court of Appeal’s judgment and order should be stayed pending the resolution of this application for permission to appeal and, if permission is granted, pending the appeal.

B. In the proposed appeal: (i) What is the correct approach to an application to reconsider an order after it has been made, but before it has been sealed,
(ii) Whether the Court of Appeal erred by interfering in the judge’s exercise of her discretion in relation to the jurisdiction to reconsider an order, and
(iii) Whether FAAN, the applicant seeking reconsideration of the order, required relief from sanctions under the Civil Procedure Rules in circumstances where the relevant order only permitted AIC to apply for enforcement of the arbitral award rather than to enforce it straight away if FAAN failed to comply with the order.


Judgment appealed

[2020] EWCA Civ 1585



The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria





Lord Hodge, Lord Briggs, Lord Sales, Lord Hamblen, Lord Leggatt

Hearing start date

1 March 2022

Hearing finish date

1 March 2022