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

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

First Emergency Arbitration Procedure in China

The Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC) recently administered the first emergency arbitration proceeding in mainland China. Wei Sun was the emergency arbitrator who heard the application and he has since published a discussion of the matter online. Although the decision has not been made public, the case was also discussed online by the applicants’ counsel who … Read more

HKIAC 2017 CASE STATISTICS

The HKIAC has recently published its case statistics for 2017, showing a continued healthy demand for its services. The HKIAC saw a 15.7% increase in its caseload compared to 2016, with the total amount in dispute in HKIAC arbitrations doubling since last year. The statistics demonstrate that HKIAC maintains its position as one of the … Read more

New HSF Global Construction & Infrastructure Disputes publication is launched

We are delighted to share with you the inaugural issue of the new publication from the Herbert Smith Freehills Global Construction and Infrastructure Disputes Practice. Inside Construction and Infra showcases the expertise of our leading construction and infrastructure disputes lawyers, giving our clients the benefit of their experience drawn from cases taking place around the world. The publication offers … Read more

English High Court has no power to grant urgent relief under Arbitration Act where urgent relief could be granted by expedited tribunal or emergency arbitrator under LCIA Rules

In the recent case of Gerald Metals SA v Timis [2016] EWHC 2327 (Ch), the English High Court considered its power to grant urgent relief under s 44(3) of the Arbitration Act 1996 ("Act") in circumstances where timely and effective relief could have instead been granted by an expedited tribunal or emergency arbitrator under the … Read more

Event: 31st Annual ICC and QMUL SIA Joint Symposium: “Powers and Duties of Arbitrators: Rules, Law, Practice and Ethics, Emergency Arbitration and Dealing with Sanctions”

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to be hosting the 31st Annual ICC and School of International Arbitration Joint Symposium on "Powers and Duties of Arbitrators: Rules, Law, Practice and Ethics, Emergency Arbitration and Dealing with Sanctions".  The Symposium is co-chaired by Antonias Dimolitsa (Vice Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law) and Professor Julian D.M. … Read more