Tag Archives: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Involvement of Australian parties in ICC arbitrations rises steeply

In its most recent Dispute Resolution Bulletin, the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) observed that the “number of Australian parties [involved in ICC arbitrations] rose steeply to a level previously unseen.” The ICC reported 30 … Continue reading

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ICC opens in Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone

Following in the footsteps of the HKIAC and SIAC, 24 February 2016 the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) announced that it will be the third international arbitration institution, and the first not headquartered in Asia, … Continue reading

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ICC Issues Guidance on Conflict Disclosure by Arbitrators

The Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has issued guidance as part of its updated "Note to parties and arbitral tribunals on the conduct of the arbitration under the ICC Rules of Arbitration" to provide clarification … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills arbitration lawyer reappointed to ICC International Court of Arbitration

The World Council of the Internal Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has reappointed Herbert Smith Freehills’ Vanina Sucharitkul to the International Court of Arbitration for a three-year term, effective 1 July 2015. Based in Bangkok, senior associate Vanina has been Thailand’s … Continue reading

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The LCIA provides guidance notes to the LCIA Rules 2014 – the pertinent points

On 29 June 2015, the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA“) published guidance notes designed to facilitate the “diligent and timely conduct of arbitrations” under the LCIA Rules 2014 (the “Rules“). There are three separate notes: (i) for the parties … Continue reading

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English High Court considers the proper construction of an arbitration clause to determine whether the ICC has jurisdiction to arbitrate the dispute

In Hashwani v OMV Maurice Energy Ltd [2015] EWHC 1811 (Comm), the English High Court (the Court) dismissed an application by reference to section 72 of the English Arbitration Act 1996 (the Act) challenging the jurisdiction of the International Chamber … Continue reading

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ICC publishes in-house guide on effective management of arbitration

Practitioners and arbitral institutions alike are constantly looking for ways to smooth and improve the arbitral process. One of the latest contribution to this effort is a June 2014 guide from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) entitled “Effective Management … Continue reading

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The ICC 2013 Statistics – Another busy year for international arbitration

The ICC has released its case statistics for 2013 which demonstrate another strong year for the ICC and international arbitration in general, having maintained a high number of newly registered cases involving parties, seats and governing laws from across the … Continue reading

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A matter of class: the spectre of class action arbitration in consumer product disputes

Class arbitrations have primarily been viewed as an instrument of the US legal system. However, given the international capability and procedural flexibility of arbitration, the scope that they offer for collective redress by consumers is attracting increasing interest.

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New Seoul International Dispute Resolution Centre opens in Korea

The new Seoul International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC) opened its doors in Korea last month, signalling the rising trend in international arbitration in Asia. Attending the official launch were Herbert Smith Freehills’ disputes partners Tony Dymond, based in Seoul, and … Continue reading

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