Institutions

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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Herbert Smith Freehills hosts seminar with Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC QC on whether Perth can become a hub for energy and resources arbitration

On 5 February 2015, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Perth office hosted a seminar that examined the potential for Perth to build on its reputation as a key player in the mining sector and become a hub for international energy and resources … Continue reading

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Shanghai court ruling confirms SHIAC’s jurisdiction over arbitrations referred to “CIETAC Shanghai Sub-commission”

On 4 January 2015, only three days after the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) announced the reorganisation of its Shanghai and South China/Shenzhen sub-commissions (see our post of 31 December 2014), the Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (SHIAC) … Continue reading

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CIETAC to restructure its Shanghai and South China/Shenzhen sub-commissions

On 31 December 2014, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (China Chamber of International Commerce) (CCPIT) published announcements declaring to “restructure” the CIETAC Shanghai and South China/Shenzhen … Continue reading

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Podcast – “Arbitration in multi-party and multi-contract scenarios- what you need to know”

In this short podcast, senior professional support lawyers Hannah Ambrose and Vanessa Naish look at some of the issues surrounding the drafting of arbitration clauses for complex transactions, and provide insight into how to draft consolidation and joinder provisions to … Continue reading

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ISDA Arbitration Guide – one year on

One year on since the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (“ISDA“) published its 2013 Arbitration Guide, the ISDA Arbitration Committee recently met in London to discuss the reception to the Guide, and to consider any proposals for amendment or expansion. … Continue reading

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The Perth Centre for Energy & Resources Arbitration (PCERA) – a new arbitration centre in Perth, Western Australia

On 11 November 2014, the Perth Centre for Energy & Resources Arbitration (PCERA) was formally launched. PCERA is a newly established arbitration centre, located in Perth, Western Australia. Its stated aim is to ‘act as an efficient, neutral and transparent … Continue reading

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