Arbitrability

Hong Kong confirms IP rights are arbitrable

Hong Kong has now enacted amendments to its Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609), clarifying that disputes over intellectual property rights (IPRs) may be resolved by arbitration and that it is not contrary to Hong Kong public policy to enforce arbitral awards … Continue reading

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High Court confirms UNCITRAL Tribunal Award on jurisdiction

The High Court has confirmed an UNCITRAL Tribunal's Award on Jurisdiction, which rejected jurisdiction under an investment contract (Contract) and the 1994 Kazakh Law on Foreign Investment (FIL). The Court placed particular emphasis on expert evidence of the principles of … Continue reading

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Appointment of arbitrators: English Court grapples conflicting case law and clarifies relevant principles when asked to assist with appointments

In its decision in Silver Dry Bulk Company Limited v Homer Hulbert Maritime Company Limited [2017] EWHC 44 (Comm) the English Court has considered and clarified the principles which apply to an application under section 18 of the English Arbitration … Continue reading

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Australian Federal Court stays winding up application to allow arbitration of underlying dispute

The Federal Court of Australia has recently held that a winding up application made in respect of a joint venture company should be stayed and the substantive underlying matters of dispute between the joint venture parties be referred to arbitration … Continue reading

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Arbitration in India: a pro-arbitration approach?

Nick Peacock, Head of the India Disputes practice at Herbert Smith Freehills speaks with Moazzam Khan (Co-head International Dispute Resolution Practice at Indian law firm, Nishith Desai Associates) to discuss the current approach taken by the Indian courts towards arbitration.  Nick … Continue reading

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Arbitrability of fraud in India

The decision of the Indian Supreme Court in Swiss Timing Limited v Organising Committee, 2010 Olympic Games, Delhi[1] ("Swiss Timing") last year seemingly settled the legal position on whether claims involving allegations of fraud are arbitrable in India. The Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Singapore Court of Appeal provides guidance on applications to stay proceedings in favour of arbitration and scope of arbitrability

In Tomolugen Holdings Ltd and another v Silica Investors Ltd and other appeals [2015] SGCA 57, a distinguished panel of the Singapore Court of Appeal considered an application to stay court proceedings in favour of arbitration under section 6 of the … Continue reading

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English Court of Appeal considers whether the mandatory stay provisions of s9(1) of the Arbitration Act of 1996 apply to winding-up petitions

The English Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal brought against a recent High Court decision to stay a winding-up petition in favour of arbitration proceedings, in Salford Estates (No. 2) Limited v Altomart Limited [2014] EWCA 575 Civ. Agreements to … Continue reading

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The US Supreme Court decides BG v Argentina – right place, wrong road?

In a 7-2 majority decision on 5 March 2014, the United States Supreme Court has reinstated BG Group (BG)’s US$185 million arbitral award against Argentina.[1] The Supreme Court sought to clarify the delineation between “procedural” and “substantive” arbitrability issues in … Continue reading

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Global Law and Business – Arbitration of M&A Transactions: A Practical Global Guide

Herbert Smith Freehills disputes experts have authored two regional chapters in the Global Law and Business Arbitration of M&A Transactions: A Practical Global Guide. The firm’s Head of Dispute Resolution, Asia and Japan Managing Partner Peter Godwin, and Tokyo-based trainee … Continue reading

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