HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT FINDS THAT TWO INDIAN PARTIES CAN CHOOSE A FOREIGN SEAT OF ARBITRATION BUT CANNOT OBTAIN INTERIM RELIEF IN INDIAN COURTS

The Gujarat High Court (the “Court”) recently handed down a significant decision in GE Power Conversion India Private Limited v. PASL Wind Solutions Private Limited, Arbitration Petition No. 131 and 134 of 2019, confirming that two Indian parties are permitted to choose a foreign seat of arbitration, and that the award from such an arbitration … Read more

THE NEW DIFC-LCIA ARBITRATION RULES 2021 – KEY FEATURES

The updated DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Rules 2021 (“2021 Rules”) entered into force from 1 January 2021. The amendments introduce changes intended to promote the fair, efficient, and expeditious conduct of arbitrations. In this update, we summarise the key features. Read more

2020 SURVEY OF TMT SECTOR INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION

Technology, media, and telecommunications (“TMT”) as an overarching sector has experienced sustained growth and turmoil for a number of years characterised by cross-border collaboration, expansion, consolidation and, of course, innovation. The sector (and in particular the telecommunications sector) remains a focus for direct investment and capital demands for the underlying infrastructure such as full fibre … Read more

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN INDIA-RELATED ARBITRATION

Herbert Smith Freehills has issued the latest edition of its India arbitration e-bulletin. In this issue, we consider various court decisions which cover topics such as the limitation period for enforcement of foreign awards, the arbitrability of fraud, ‘patent illegality’ as a ground to set aside awards, and granting of interim directions against non-signatories to … Read more

Podcast: Japan International Dispute Resolution Centre: A key milestone for international arbitration in Japan?

The new, state-of-the-art Japan International Dispute Resolution Centre (JIDRC), officially launched in October 2020. Following the opening of the JIDRC Osaka two years ago, the launch of their new Tokyo facilities highlights Japan’s continued ambitions to become a leading seat for international arbitration. David Gilmore, Craig Shepherd and John Ribeiro from our international arbitration practice in Japan discuss the key features of … Read more

DIFC COURT GRANTS FIRST EVER ANTI-SUIT INJUNCTION IN RESPECT OF “ON-SHORE” DUBAI COURT PROCEEDINGS

For the first time, the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) have issued an anti-suit injunction in favour of a party to pending DIFC-LCIA arbitration proceedings restraining the Defendant from pursuing litigation proceedings in the “onshore” Dubai courts (the local courts outside the economic free zones within the Emirate of Dubai). The decision … Read more

LCAM/HSF MEDIATION IN ARBITRATION SURVEY INITIAL RESULTS

The Mediation in Arbitration Survey is now closed and we are very grateful to the more than 50 mediators who have shared their experience with Herbert Smith Freehills and the London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation. The survey covered the current take-up of mediation in international arbitration, the stages of the dispute at which such … Read more