MEDIATION IN ARBITRATION PODCAST: THE PROFILE OF MEDIATION IN ARBITRATION

We are pleased to share this Mediation in Arbitration podcast, in which Craig Tevendale, Chris Parker and Rebecca Warder discuss the results of the Herbert Smith Freehills and London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation (LCAM) Mediation in Arbitration Survey. The podcast also covers potential barriers to mediation in international arbitration, how these might be overcome and … Read more

RISE IN ARBITRATION CASES IN 2020 DESPITE REDUCED VOLUME OF IN PERSON HEARINGS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Most arbitration institutions that have released their statistics for 2020 have reported increased caseloads and/or claim amounts, despite the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic impacting in person hearings.  The strong demand for arbitration services and the fact that most arbitration institutions were able to move quickly to virtual hearings and avoid costly delays to proceedings establish arbitration … Read more

PUBLICATION OF NEW IBA RULES 2020 – KEY UPDATES

On 17 December 2020, the International Bar Association (IBA) adopted new rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration (Rules). The new Rules were published on 17 February 2021 and will apply to all arbitrations in which the parties agree to apply the IBA Rules after 17 December 2020. The new rules and commentary … Read more

International arbitration in the South Pacific: a view from Australia

By Brenda Horrigan, Chad Catterwell and Guillermo Garcia-Perrote. International arbitration is gaining ground across the South Pacific region. There are a wide range of benefits brought about by implementing an effective framework for international arbitration across the region, most prominently increased foreign investment opportunities and the economic advantages that brings. Presently, eight countries from the … Read more

COURT OF APPEAL FINDS CONFLICT OF INTEREST WHERE EXPERT ORGANISATION WAS ACTING FOR AND AGAINST SAME CLIENT ON TWO SEPARATE BUT CONCURRENT RELATED ARBITRATIONS

In a recent post on our Construction Notes blog, James Doe and Noe Minamikata consider the decision of the English Court of Appeal in Secretariat Consulting PTE Ltd, Secretariat International UK Ltd and Secretariat Advisors LLC v A Company [2021] EWCA Civ 6, in which the Court dismissed an appeal against an order of the … Read more

THE EU AND CANADA ADOPT PROCEDURAL RULES FOR THE CETA INVESTMENT COURT SYSTEM

On 29 January 2021, the European Union (“EU”) and Canada adopted four decisions, which put in place specific rules elaborating the Investment Court System agreed in the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”). The four decisions set out detailed rules and procedures regarding the structure of the Appellate Tribunal and the conduct of appeals, … Read more