TURKMENISTAN BECOMES PARTY TO NEW YORK CONVENTION

    Turkmenistan has become the 170th state party to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the Convention), having acceded on 4 May 2022. The Convention will come into force for Turkmenistan on 2 August 2022. Turkmenistan has made a number of reservations and declarations, meaning that it will only … Read more

    WHICH COVID-19 COMMERCIAL RENT DISPUTE BODY SHOULD I USE? KEY TERMS COMPARED

    The UK Government has introduced a new statutory scheme under the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 (the 2022 Act) for the resolution of disputes between landlords and tenants in relation to rent arrears accrued during the pandemic. The background to the scheme and when it may be used is discussed in our earlier blog here. … Read more

    SOUTH CHINA INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTER (HONG KONG) ARBITRATION RULES COME INTO FORCE

    South China International Arbitration Center (Hong Kong) (SCIAHK) is a new Hong Kong registered arbitral institution. It is affiliated to the Shenzhen-based Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA, also known as South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission), but operates as an independent institution. SCIAHK’s Board recently approved the South China International Arbitration Center … Read more

    CONDITIONAL FEE AGREEMENTS NOW PERMITTED IN SINGAPORE

    Lawyers in Singapore are now able to enter into Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs) in selected proceedings, including arbitration and certain Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) proceedings. In January 2022, Singapore passed a bill to permit CFAs (see our post here). This bill came into effect on 4 May 2022, with the passing of the Legal … Read more