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

NEW LCIA RULES IN FORCE ON 1 OCTOBER 2020: REFRESHING THE LCIA’S APPROACH?

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has announced changes to its rules which will come into force on 1 October 2020. The revisions to the LCIA Rules have been couched in terms of an ” update ” rather than a wholescale rewrite. Nonetheless, some changes of note have been made. The new Rules allow … Read more

Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) launches new arbitration rules for public consultation

On Wednesday, 1 July 2020, the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA), launched its new International Arbitration Rules for public comment. The international Drafting Committee was chaired by Professor Dr. Maxi Scherer and included other high profile individuals including Ndanga Kamau, Jennifer Kirby, Lise Bosman, Chiann Bao, Remy Gerbay and Jonathan Ripley-Evans (Director, HSF Johannesburg). … Read more

RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF JUSTICE CLARIFIES RUSSIAN ARBITRATION LEGISLATION UPON JOINT REQUEST OF HKIAC AND VIAC

In February 2020, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (the “HKIAC”) and the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (the “VIAC”) jointly applied to the Russian Ministry of Justice (the “MOJ”) and the Council for the Development of Arbitration at the MOJ (the “Council”) for clarification of certain “grey areas” of Russian Arbitration legislation (the “Joint Request“). … Read more

A decade of emergencies in Stockholm

The SCC Arbitration Institute was at the forefront of the development of emergency arbitration proceedings, which now constitute a permanent part of the international arbitration landscape. The end of 2019 marked a decade since the arbitral institution’s innovative rules amendment. In April this year, the SCC released a report analysing its emergency arbitration statistics, which … Read more

LONDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (LCCI) LAUNCHES NEW DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICE LONDON CHAMBER OF ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION (LCAM)

The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has expanded its dispute resolution services by launching the London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation (LCAM) on 26 May 2020. The LCAM offers parties two different arbitration procedures, with arbitrations administered by the LCAM secretariat under the main LCAM Arbitration Rules. There are also Expedited Arbitration Rules, … Read more

AD HOC ARBITRATION ALIVE AND WELL IN LONDON: THE LATEST STATISTICS

Leading arbitral institutions regularly publish their case statistics, meaning there is reasonable visibility for the popularity of institutional arbitration. However, it is more difficult to reliably gauge ad hoc international arbitration trends across all sectors and jurisdictions. It is certainly clear from the new figures recently released by the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (“LMAA”) that … Read more

PRELIMINARY DISCOVERY IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION: AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE

The availability and scope of ‘discovery’ or document production significantly differs across jurisdictions, most notably when comparing litigation in common law and civil law courts. In the field of international arbitration, the compromise position adopted by the International Bar Association’s Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration is to permit disclosure of documents … Read more