Law Commission Review

The Law Commission of England and Wales has today announced that it will conduct a review of the English Arbitration Act 1996, the principal legislation governing arbitrations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as part of its 14th Programme of Law Reform. The Law Commission has stated that the review aims to ensure that the … Read more

ENGLISH COURT OF APPEAL DECIDES QUESTION OF LAW ARISING FROM APPLICATION TO DETERMINE PRELIMINARY POINT OF LAW UNDER S45 ARBITRATION ACT 1996

The English Court of Appeal (the Court) has recently decided a key question of shipping law in The Eternal Bliss [2021] EWCA Civ 1712, following an appeal from the decision of the High Court. The question arose last year before the High Court following the parties to an arbitration bringing an application under s45 Arbitration … Read more

OVERVIEW OF THE LATEST COURT PRACTICE ON THE RUSSIAN SANCTIONS-RELATED AMENDMENTS—IS WINTER COMING?

This analysis was first published on Lexis®PSL on 29 October 2021 and can be found here (subscription required). Ivan Teselkin, partner, Maria Dolotova, of counsel, Alexander Gridasov, senior associate, and Sergei Eremin, senior associate, of Herbert Smith Freehills provide an overview of Russian court decisions on the impact of recent amendments to Russian law relating … Read more

MALAYSIA: 2020 INSTITUTIONAL CASELOAD STATISTICS SHOW CONTINUED PREFERENCE FOR AIAC, HKIAC, ICC AND SIAC ARBITRATION BY MALAYSIAN PARTIES

For the third consecutive year (see our previous updates here and here), we analyse publicly available institutional arbitration caseload statistics of various arbitral institutions around the world to understand the trend of Malaysian participation and usage of institutional arbitration. Our analysis of the numbers confirms a general preference by Malaysian parties for arbitrations conducted by … Read more

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS – SMU ASIAN ARBITRATION LECTURE: “WITNESSES AND WEBCAMS: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WITNESS EVIDENCE IN A VIRTUAL WORLD

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the annual Herbert Smith Freehills-SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture on Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 5.00pm (Singapore time). The Herbert Smith Freehills-SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture Series was established in 2010 and made possible by a term fund contribution by Herbert Smith Freehills. The objective of the Lecture Series … Read more