HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS PARTNER SIMON CHAPMAN TO BE APPOINTED QUEEN’S COUNSEL

We are very proud to announce that Simon Chapman, Head of Greater China Disputes, is to be appointed Queen’s Counsel. The award of Queen’s Counsel is for excellence in both written and oral advocacy before the higher courts and arbitration tribunals. Simon is to be one of only 4 solicitor-advocates amongst the 114 QCs appointed … Read more

CRAIG TEVENDALE EXPLORES TRENDS IN LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS DISPUTES

Craig Tevendale, Head of the Herbert Smith Freehills International Arbitration Group in London and UK Head of Energy, has produced a video with Thomson Reuters, exploring trends in liquified natural gas (LNG) disputes. The full video can be found here and is available to view without a subscription until 6 December 2019 (after that date … Read more

EVENT – LONDON PREVIEW OF JOHANNESBURG ARBITRATION WEEK – 21 NOVEMBER 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to be the platinum sponsor of next year’s Johannesburg Arbitration Week, which will take place in March 2020 and is hosted by the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA). Further details can be found here. We are also delighted that three of our International Arbitration team are involved as part … Read more

GAR GUIDE TO CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD, INCLUDING CHAPTER ON “CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION AND TURNKEY PROJECTS” BY HSF’S JAMES DOE, DAVID NITEK AND NOE MINAMIKATA

London-based Construction & Infrastructure Disputes Partners James Doe and David Nitek and Professional Support Lawyer Noe Minamikata have authored the chapter on ‘Construction Arbitration and Turnkey Projects’ in the third edition of Global Arbitration Review’s Guide to Construction Arbitration. The Guide to Construction Arbitration is an in-depth review of construction disputes internationally – from preparing … Read more

CASELOAD STATISTICS SHOW INCREASING DEMAND FOR ARBITRATION BY MALAYSIAN PARTIES

On 22 October 2019, the Asian International Arbitration Centre (“AIAC“) published its 2018 statistics, showing a steady maintenance of its arbitration caseload. Throughout the years, there has been sustained efforts by the Malaysian government and legal community to promote arbitration as a dispute resolution process of choice for Malaysian parties, with the AIAC largely at … Read more

THE MALDIVES ACCEDES TO THE NEW YORK CONVENTION

The Maldives recently became the latest state party to the 1958 United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the “New York Convention“). The Maldives acceded formally to the New York Convention on 17 September 2019, which will come into force for the Maldives on 16 December 2019, 90 days thereafter. … Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills – SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture

This year marks the ninth edition of the Herbert Smith Freehills – SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture Series. We are delighted that The Honourable Justice Judith Prakash will deliver the lecture on Wednesday 2 October, on the topic “The Court’s role in arbitral proceedings: regulator or promoter?” The Herbert Smith Freehills-SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture Series was … Read more

LAUNCH OF HSF’S NEW BANKING LITIGATION BLOG

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a new banking litigation blog, which you can find at https://hsfnotes.com/bankinglitigation. The blog will bring you the latest banking litigation developments of interest to financial institutions, delivered with speed and sector insight. The blog will also be used as a platform to house previously published e-bulletins / podcasts / webinars. … Read more