STATE-OF-THE-ART HEARING FACILITY IN TOKYO OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES

On 12 October 2020 the new Tokyo hearing facility of the Japan International Dispute Resolution Centre (JIDRC) officially launched. The opening ceremony for the purpose built, state-of-the-art facility – held in person at its premises in central Tokyo and joined virtually by participants from around the world – represents a key milestone in Japan’s quest … Read more

PODCAST: ICC RULES 2021 – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Following the release of the ICC’s new 2021 Arbitration Rules in draft on 9 October 2020, Craig Tevendale (Partner and UK Head of International Arbitration), Thierry Tomasi (Partner) and Vanessa Naish (Professional Support Consultant) have recorded a podcast discussing the top 5 changes to be aware of in the new Rules, being: Amendments to the … Read more

THE NEW ICC RULES 2021: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released its 2021 Arbitration Rules in draft (the 2021 Rules). This is a “soft launch” with the current text still subject to editorial changes prior to their formal release in December. The 2021 Rules will come into force on 1 January 2021. Read more

ENGLISH COURT BLOCKS PARTY’S ATTEMPT TO ADVANCE NEW ARGUMENTS IN RESPECT OF POINT ALREADY DECIDED IN PRELIMINARY ISSUE

In the recent decision of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Company Limited v Songa Offshore Equinox Ltd [2020] EWHC 2353 (TCC), the English Technology and Construction Court (the “Court”) dismissed an application seeking permission to appeal two arbitral awards on identical terms under s69 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (the “Act”) and to set aside … Read more

ENGLISH HIGH COURT CHARACTERISES UNSUCCESSFUL CHALLENGE TO AWARD UNDER S68 AS “SEEKING TO ATTACK AN ARBITRATOR’S FINDINGS OF FACT AND HER EVALUATION OF THE EVIDENCE” UNDER GUISE OF PROCEDURAL IRREGULARITY

In the recent decision in ASA v TL [2020] EWHC 2270 (Comm), the English High Court (the “Court”) rejected an application brought by ASA under s68 Arbitration Act 1996 (the “Act”) that sought to challenge an arbitral award on the basis of two alleged serious procedural irregularities. ASA had contended that the arbitrator had decided … Read more

ENFORCING AWARDS DOWN UNDER CONTINUES TO PAY OFF: FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA ENFORCES FOREIGN AWARD DESPITE PROCEDURAL IRREGULARITIES

Overview The Australian Federal Court has granted an application to enforce a foreign arbitral award despite procedural irregularities in the arbitration proceedings. The decision in Energy City Qatar Holding Company v Hub Street Equipment Pty Ltd (No 2) [2020] FCA 1116 (‘ECQ v Hub’) builds upon Australian jurisprudence promoting ease of enforcement of foreign arbitral … Read more

PODCAST: THE LCIA RULES 2020 – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Following the launch of the new LCIA rules earlier this month, Vanessa Naish, Professional Support Consultant and Arbitration Practice Manager, and Andrew Cannon, Partner and councillor on the LCIA European Users’ Council, have recorded a podcast discussing the branding of the rule change as an “update” rather than a “re-write” and the headline changes, being: … Read more