SOUTH CHINA INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTER (HONG KONG) ARBITRATION RULES COME INTO FORCE

South China International Arbitration Center (Hong Kong) (SCIAHK) is a new Hong Kong registered arbitral institution. It is affiliated to the Shenzhen-based Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA, also known as South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission), but operates as an independent institution. SCIAHK’s Board recently approved the South China International Arbitration Center … 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

INSIDE ARBITRATION ISSUE #13 PERSPECTIVES ON CROSS-BORDER DISPUTES

Welcome to the thirteenth issue of Inside Arbitration.  We are delighted to share with you the latest interactive issue of this publication from Herbert Smith Freehills’ Global Arbitration Practice. 2022 opened with continued uncertainty in the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. This has tested all of our resilience, which has never been a more … Read more

MALAYSIA: 2020 INSTITUTIONAL CASELOAD STATISTICS SHOW CONTINUED PREFERENCE FOR AIAC, HKIAC, ICC AND SIAC ARBITRATION BY MALAYSIAN PARTIES

For the third consecutive year (see our previous updates here and here), we analyse publicly available institutional arbitration caseload statistics of various arbitral institutions around the world to understand the trend of Malaysian participation and usage of institutional arbitration. Our analysis of the numbers confirms a general preference by Malaysian parties for arbitrations conducted by … 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