Institutions

A New Dubai Law to Establish a Dispute Resolution Authority in the DIFC

A new Dubai Law (Dubai Law No. 7 of 2014) was enacted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and has come into force on 21 May 2014 (the Law). A statement was made by His Highness on … Continue reading

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The ICDR amends its Mediation and Arbitration Rules: tackling some familiar issues and providing some novel solutions

The International Centre for Dispute Resolution (the ICDR), the international division of the American Arbitration Association has released a new version of its Mediation Rules and its Arbitration Rules (the Rules), effective 1 May 2014. Many of the changes concern … Continue reading

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SIAC emergency arbitrator awards – a speedier route to interim relief before the Indian Courts?

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (the SIAC) introduced emergency arbitrator provisions in its arbitration rules in July 2010 and has had 34 applications filed before it to date where parties have asked for an emergency arbitrator to be appointed. The … Continue reading

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Is your Arbitration Agreement Valid in the United Arab Emirates?

Herbert Smith Freehills’ Saloni Kantaria has published an article in issue 80.1. 2014 of the International Journal of Arbitration entitled “Is your Arbitration Agreement Valid in the United Arab Emirates?” The article gives an overview of the options for resolving … Continue reading

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The English Commercial Court considers whether a party’s failure to pay its share of the advance on costs is a repudiatory breach of the arbitration agreement

In BDMS Limited v Rafael Advanced Defence Systems [2014] EWHC 451 (Comm), the English Commercial Court considered whether the Respondent’s failure to pay its share of the advance on costs in an ICC arbitration amounted to a repudiatory breach of … Continue reading

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Draft LCIA Rules released for comment

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has released a “final draft” of its new arbitration rules to the arbitration community in advance of the Tylney Hall Symposium to be held by the LCIA on 9 May 2014. The draft … Continue reading

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JCAA introduces a new set of arbitration rules

The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) has introduced an amended version of its Commercial Arbitration Rules (the New Rules). The New Rules, which contain comprehensive amendments, came into force on 1 February 2014, following a consultation period. They will apply … Continue reading

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Russia tables proposals for reforms to its arbitration system

Reforms to the Russian system and procedure for arbitration have been tabled by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation (MoJRF), in the form of a package of three draft Bills that are to be the subject of a … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills’ Justin D’Agostino appointed to the HKIAC Executive Committee

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Justin D’Agostino to the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) Executive Committee.   In advance of the HKIAC’s 30th anniversary and following the recent revision of the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules (see … Continue reading

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ICSID Publishes Latest Caseload Statistics

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has recently released its latest statistics concerning the cases brought under its auspices. The report provides a number of interesting statistics on cases registered by ICSID historically, and in the year … Continue reading

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