ICSID MEMBER STATES APPROVE AMENDED 2022 ARBITRATION RULES

On 21 March 2022, the Member States of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) approved wide-ranging amendments to the ICSID Regulations and Rules, which will come into effect on 1 July 2022. HSF Partner Andrew Cannon and Professional Support Consultant Vanessa Naish have considered the new rules in a post on … Read more

DIAC PUBLISHES NEW RULES TO COME INTO FORCE ON 21 MARCH 2022

The wait is finally over: the updated DIAC Arbitration Rules 2022 (“2022 Rules”) were published last week and enter into force from 21 March 2022. The 2022 Rules will apply to all new requests for arbitration and exceptional procedures submitted after 21 March 2022, unless the parties agree otherwise. DIAC published draft rules in 2017 … Read more

UNCITRAL PUBLISHES EXPEDITED ARBITRATION RULES

In December 2020, we reported that the Working Group II of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law’s (UNCITRAL) had prepared draft expedited arbitration provisions for the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. UNCITRAL adopted the expedited arbitration provisions (the EAPs) in July 2021. The EAPs entered into force on 19 September 2021. The full text is … Read more

HSF’S PAULA HODGES QC TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VAARB-CIArb INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE: “INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS – TRANSFORMING INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION”

Head of HSF’s Global Arbitration Practice and President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court, Paula Hodges QC, will be taking part in the joint Vietnam Academy for Arbitration-CIArb Vietnam Chapter roundtable discussion on “Institutional Reforms – Transforming International Arbitration“, taking place on Wednesday 8 September 2021. Read more

LAUNCH OF AIAC ARBITRATION RULES 2021

The Asian International Arbitration Centre has launched the latest revisions to its Arbitration Rules, following their last update in 2018. Upon coming into effect on 1 August 2021, the AIAC Arbitration Rules 2021 will apply to all AIAC arbitrations commenced after this date, unless parties agree otherwise. The 2021 revisions come following an extensive study … Read more

AIAC launches new arbitration rules for public consultation

On Sunday, 20 June 2021, the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) launched its new International Arbitration Rules for public comment following extensive consultations with an international External Advisory Committee for the Revision of the AIAC Arbitration Rules (including Peter Godwin, Partner, HSF Kuala Lumpur). A copy of the draft rules can be found here. The … Read more

ARBITRATION OF DIGITAL DISPUTES IN SMART CONTRACTS AND THE RELEASE OF THE DIGITAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION RULES FROM THE UK JURISDICTION TASKFORCE

On 22 April 2021 the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (UKJT), a government-backed initiative chaired by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls, and led by LawTech UK, published the Digital Dispute Resolution Rules (the Digital DR Rules). The aim of the Digital DR Rules is to enable the rapid resolution of blockchain and crypto legal disputes, … Read more