Enforcement of arbitral awards: Award creditor successfully seeks remedy from European court of Human Rights for Albania’s extraordinary delay in recognising arbitral award

The European Court of Human Rights (the ECtHR) has found that in delaying recognition of an arbitral award against it, the Republic of Albania breached its obligations under Article 6 (Right to a Fair Trial) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Article 6(1) states that proceedings must be determined “within a reasonable time”. … Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills’ global arbitration practice ranked fifth in the world

Global Arbitration Review (GAR) has unveiled its annual ranking of the world’s leading international arbitration practices, with Herbert Smith Freehills ranked fifth in the world. The firm’s GAR 30 ranking appears in the 17th Edition of the GAR 100, which was revealed last night at the annual GAR Awards ceremony at the Hôtel Du Collectionneur … Read more

Inside Arbitration Issue 17: Perspectives on cross-border disputes

We are delighted to share with you Issue 17 of Inside Arbitration from Herbert Smith Freehills’ Global Arbitration Practice. In this issue, we delve into two critical topics facing many of our clients: the energy transition and digitalisation, and the growing overlap between the two as the world intensifies its efforts to develop innovative technologies … Read more

Hong Kong court upholds anti-suit injunction granted by arbitrator

The Hong Kong Court of First Instance has dismissed a challenge to an interim order granted by an arbitrator to restrain court proceedings in mainland China against non-parties to the underlying arbitration agreement (G v. N [2024] HKCFI 721). The decision turned upon the important distinction between arbitral awards which finally dispose of substantive issues … Read more