LCIA publishes its Casework Report for 2022 – percentage of Asian parties triples and, for the first time in 25 years, no arbitrator challenges pursuant to Article 10 of the LCIA Rules

The LCIA has published its Casework Report for 2022, which is the LCIA’s annual summary of its caseload and trends. It reported fewer new cases than in 2021, but the figures for the last quarter of 2022 show an upward trajectory of referrals received compared with earlier in the year, with the number of LCIA arbitrations … Read more


We are very proud to announce that Seoul-based partner Mike McClure has been appointed King’s Counsel (KC) in England and Wales. Mike will be the fourth KC currently practising at Herbert Smith Freehills, joining Paula Hodges KC, Simon Chapman KC and Chris Parker KC. Home-grown talent, Mike McClure joined Herbert Smith’s international arbitration group in … Read more

Upcoming Webinar: Attitudes to Compulsory Mediation in Arbitration and Litigation

On Wednesday 19 October 2022 at 12:30 pm (GMT) speakers from Herbert Smith Freehills will join the panel for a live London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation (LCAM) webinar on compulsory mediation in arbitration and litigation. The recent LCAM-HSF survey on attitudes to compulsory mediation sought respondents’ views on whether a form of compulsory mediation … Read more

ICSID Releases Latest Caseload Statistics for FY2022

On 4 August 2022, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) released its latest Annual Report for FY2022. We discuss the report in our new blog piece, published on our Public International Law blog here. Read more