HKIAC launches updated rules

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) has released its new 2024 Administered Arbitration Rules (2024 HKIAC Rules), which will come into effect on 1 June 2024. The new rules were announced on 3 May 2024 against the backdrop of the 2024 Congress of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration being held in Hong Kong … Read more

arbitrateAD: A STEP FORWARD FOR ARBITRATION IN ABU DHABI

The Middle East has recently seen a surge in the development of arbitration rules and institutions, with the launch of the Oman Commercial Arbitration Centre (2018) and updated rules for the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (2022), the Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration (2023), and the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (2024). These developments … Read more

New SCCA Rules: strengthening the case for arbitration in the KSA

On 1 May 2023, the Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration (“SCCA“) announced the publication of its revised SCCA Arbitration Rules (the “new Rules“).  The new Rules apply to all arbitrations filed on or after 1 May 2023.  The new Rules replace the first edition of the Rules, which were published in 2016. One of the … Read more

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