The Kingdom of Tonga becomes 164th state to accede to the New York Convention

On 12 June 2020, Tonga acceded to the 1958 Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the “Convention“). With this, Tonga becomes the 164th state party to the Convention, following the recent accession of Palau in March this year. Under Article XII (2), the Convention will come into force for Tonga on 10 … 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

LCIA REPORTS A RECORD NUMBER OF NEW CASES FOR 2019

The LCIA has published its Casework Report for 2019, showing a record number of new cases referred to the institution in 2019. The statistics reveal that the LCIA remains a leading centre for disputes in the banking and finance sector. The LCIA also demonstrated continued progress in the gender and nationality diversity of its arbitrator … Read more