Confidentiality

English Court considers unilateral communications between arbitrator and party and anonymisation of judgments related to an arbitration

In a recent challenge to an award made under s68 of the English Arbitration Act 1996, in Symbion Power LLC v Venco Imtiaz Construction Company the English Court considered the issue of unilateral communications between a party-appointed arbitrator and its … Continue reading

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Filed under Arbitration proceedings, Arbitrators, Challenges to awards, Confidentiality

ACICA announces panel of tribunal secretaries, publishes guideline on the use of tribunal secretaries

On 1 January 2017, the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) announced the launch of a panel of tribunal secretaries which will serve as a resource for tribunals and parties undertaking arbitration in Australia and the region. ACICA also published … Continue reading

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Filed under Arbitration proceedings, Australia, Confidentiality, Independence, Procedures in arbitration, Publications and Guides, Uncategorized

English High Court orders disclosure of arbitration documents by agent to principal

In its recent judgment AMEC Foster Wheeler Group Limited v Morgan Sindall Professional Services Limited & Ors [2015] EWHC 2012 (TCC) (available here), the English High Court (the Court) ordered that arbitration documents be disclosed by a party conducting arbitration … Continue reading

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Filed under Arbitration Act 1996, Arbitration laws, Confidentiality, Document production, Europe

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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Filed under Arbitrability, Arbitration laws, Confidentiality, Enforcement, Hong Kong & China

The new ICC Arbitration Rules: promoting a modern view of international arbitration

On 12 September 2011, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) officially unveiled its new Arbitration Rules (the 2012 Rules), which come into force on 1 January 2012 . They will apply to any arbitration commenced after that date, unless otherwise … Continue reading

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Filed under ADR, Arbitration clauses, Arbitrators, Awards, Challenges to awards, Confidentiality, Costs, Institutions