This case involved a dispute about rent payable during the renewal term of a long-term lease. The lease provided for an attorney fee award for an action to enforce the lease or obtain a declaration of rights under it. However, it also provided for arbitration of any dispute about the rental during the renewal term, and in that regard stated that the parties would each bear their own attorney fees during the arbitration. This decision holds that the lessee, which prevailed in the arbitration over renewal rent, could not recover its attorney fees incurred in the trial and appellate courts in seeking to confirm the arbitration award. The renewal rental arbitration was not a proceeding to enforce or obtain a declaration of rights under the lease. Applying the obverse of the rule stated in Ajida Technologies, Inc. v. Roos Instruments, Inc. (2001) 87 Cal.App.4th 534, a clause prohibiting a fee award in arbitration is sufficient to preclude a fee award in subsequent court proceedings to confirm the award.