Institutions

LCIA India to end operations

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has decided to end its physical presence in India, with the closure of its independent subsidiary, LCIA India. The decision to end physical presence in India was based on market feedback that Indian … Continue reading

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ICC Court announces new policies to foster transparency and ensure greater efficiency

On 5 January 2016, the ICC Court announced two new policies aimed at enhancing the efficiency and transparency of ICC arbitration proceedings.   The first aims to promote transparency for users and stakeholders in ICC arbitration by publishing the names and … Continue reading

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ICC examines allocation of costs in international commercial arbitration

On 1 December, the Commission on Arbitration and ADR of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) issued a report intended to inform users of arbitration of the factors that tribunals consider when allocating costs between parties to arbitration. A 60-strong … Continue reading

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A new beginning for arbitration in mainland China: HKIAC opens in Shanghai

On 20 November 2015, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) announced the opening of a representative office in Shanghai. The HKIAC's on-the-ground presence in Shanghai is an important milestone for China-related arbitration, as it is the first time that … Continue reading

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Federal Court of Australia preserves the efficiency and integrity of the arbitration process

A recent decision by the Federal Court of Australia has highlighted the diligence of Courts to ensure non-interference with the arbitral process. The Court in Sino Dragon Trading Ltd v Noble Resources International Pte Ltd [2015] FCA 1028 refused to … Continue reading

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SPC clarifies jurisdiction issues arising from the CIETAC split

On 15 July 2015, the Supreme People’s Court in China (the “SPC“) issued a binding judicial interpretation on how lower courts are to handle various issues arising out of the CIETAC split (the “SPC Reply“). The interpretation responded to requests … Continue reading

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Gavin Margetson appointed Chair of ICC Thailand Commission on Arbitration

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that Bangkok Partner Gavin Margetson has been appointed Chair of the ICC Thailand Commission on Arbitration. As Chair, Gavin will work closely with the rest of the committee, which also includes Victor Smith, … Continue reading

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Head of Global Arbitration Practice Paula Hodges QC appointed Vice President of the LCIA Court

Herbert Smith Freehills’ Global Arbitration Practice is delighted to announce that Paula Hodges QC has been appointed as Vice President of the Court of the London Court of International Arbitration (the LCIA). Paula is a member of the LCIA’s Board … Continue reading

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Hong Kong plays host this week to the inaugural ICCA-HKIAC Summit

The inaugural ICCA-HKIAC Summit will bring together thought leaders and visionaries from the dispute resolution industry and the field of international law. Around the themes ‘Bridging Cultures’ and ‘Connecting Futures’, the Summit will provide a platform for the creation of … Continue reading

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Beijing court backs SHIAC and SCIA

Since our last blog post on the Ni Laibao case (see here), in which Shanghai No.2 Intermediate Court ruled that Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (SHIAC) has jurisdiction over an arbitration where the parties agreed to arbitrate before the CIETAC Shanghai … Continue reading

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