CODE IS NOT LAW — ARBITRATION’S CRITICAL ROLE IN RESOLVING CRYPTO DISPUTES

With the crypto market enduring its most significant test to date, we explore how arbitration has become the industry’s go-to forum for solving complex disputes. Market volatility breeds disputes, and the ‘Crypto Winter’ is no exception. Crypto-related disputes are on the rise, and they can take many forms. From traditional disagreements about the meaning of … Read more

ARBITRATION ON THE RISE IN AUSTRALIA: ACICA REFLECTS ON A DECADE OF GROWTH

The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) has released its report: ‘Reflections on the Last Decade of Activity at ACICA’, in celebration of 10 years since significant legislative reforms were made to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of arbitration in Australia. The report coincided with the 10th anniversary of the annual Australian Arbitration week … Read more

THE USUAL SUSPECTS PROJECT: DECIPHERING DECISION-MAKING IN ARBITRATOR SELECTION

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and Cortex Capital have launched a collaboration called ‘The Usual Suspects Project’ with the support of a number of organisations including Herbert Smith Freehills. The project examines the decision-making process behind the selection of party-appointed arbitrators. The project will also reveal how factors such as diversity are considered … Read more

2022 SOAS ARBITRATION IN AFRICA SURVEY REVEALS A THRIVING MARKET FOR ARBITRATION ON THE CONTINENT

The School of Oriental and African Studies recently published the third iteration of its Arbitration in Africa Survey Report in October 2022 (here) (2022 survey).  The results reveal increasing engagement with and enthusiasm for arbitration among African practitioners, particularly in the booming construction and infrastructure sector. Strong participation from practitioners in jurisdictions with active arbitral … Read more

English Commercial Court dismisses s68 challenge but observes that the arbitrators exceeded their powers in granting interim relief in the form of an award

On 16 September 2022, the English Commercial Court delivered its judgment in EGF v HVF, HWG, TOM, DCK, HRY [2022] EWHC 2470 (Comm) in respect of a London-seated arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules, dismissing a challenge to a partial award. The challenge was made partly under section 68 of the English Arbitration Act 1996 (the “Act“). … Read more