Arbitration rules

New Arbitration Law in Qatar

Introduction The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, issued Law No 2 of 2017 on 16 February 2017 (the "New Arbitration Law"). The New Arbitration Law has not yet been published in the Official Gazette and implementing … Continue reading

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The Race Towards Predictability: Does It Threaten The Effectiveness Of Modern Arbitration?

Mathias Wittinghofer, a partner in the Frankfurt office of Herbert Smith Freehills has published an article on predictability in international arbitration, arguing that it is not inherently a good thing. The article argues that flexibility and party autonomy are of greater … Continue reading

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Revised ICC Rules now in force

The revised ICC Rules came into force yesterday, 1 March 2017. The ICC has not introduced substantive changes to the main body of the Rules, but has focused on the introduction of an expedited procedure for small claims, as well as general … Continue reading

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New TAI Rules 2017 – welcome changes for the Thai arbitration institute

On 30 December 2016, the Thai Arbitration Institute (the "TAI") published updated arbitration rules (the "TAI Rules 2017"). The rules came into force on 31 January 2017 and, unless otherwise agreed by the parties, will apply to all TAI arbitrations … Continue reading

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DIS adopts model clause to be used with ISDA Master Agreement

Effective January 2017, the German Institution of Arbitration (Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, "DIS") has adopted a new model clause to be used with the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement ("DIS ISDA Model Clause"). The DIS ISDA Model Clause provides for use … Continue reading

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China extends access to offshore arbitration

On 30 December 2016, China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) issued a notice aimed at strengthening judicial support for the development of pilot free trade zones in China. The notice includes a number of pro-arbitration guidelines that, to some extent, could … Continue reading

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SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has announced the release of its Investment Arbitration Rules (the Rules), which came into force on 1 January 2017.  This release follows the earlier public consultation in February 2016, when practitioners were invited by … Continue reading

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ICC report on financial institutions and international arbitration: a condensed overview of a gradually changing landscape

This autumn, the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR published a report on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration (the "Report"). The Report offers a detailed analysis of the use of international arbitration in specialist sectors of the banking and finance … Continue reading

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Middle East arbitration highlights from 2016 and trends for 2017

The last 12 months have seen a number of important developments in arbitration practice in the Middle East, some comforting to the arbitration community, some controversial. Here, we present a summary of the key themes from 2016, and give our … Continue reading

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ICC ANNOUNCES A NEW EXPEDITED PROCEDURE TO COME INTO FORCE MARCH 2017

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has announced changes to its Rules of Arbitration (ICC Rules) which will come into force on 1 March 2017. The changes include the introduction of an expedited procedure for small claims, as well as … Continue reading

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