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

Inside Arbitration: Issue #6 of the publication from Herbert Smith Freehills’ Global Arbitration Practice

We are delighted to share with you the latest issue of the publication from the Herbert Smith Freehills Global Arbitration Practice, Inside Arbitration. In addition to sharing knowledge and insight about the markets and industries in which our clients operate, the publication offers personal perspectives of our international arbitration partners from across the globe. Read more

Join us in Singapore to celebrate 60 years of the NY Convention

Enforcement of arbitration awards in SE Asia This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958, commonly referred to as the “New York Convention”.  As one of the most successful international treaties of the 20th century, and a primary tool in the promotion of arbitration … Read more

Amendments to the Singapore International Commercial Court Regime to strengthen Singapore as an international arbitration seat of choice

On 9 January 2018, amendments were passed to the Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Act (“SCJA “) which clarify that the Singapore International Commercial Court (“SICC“) has jurisdiction to hear proceedings relating to international commercial arbitration.  The amendments also abolish the pre-action certificate procedure for applications to the SICC. Established in 2015 as the ‘international’ … Read more

SIAC reports on arbitration rules review progress and announces new investment arbitration rules

As previously reported (see our previous blog posts here), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is undertaking a review of its rules.  SIAC Court of Arbitration President, Gary Born, has recently provided further details of the review, including some potentially significant developments.   Among the substantive amendments being considered for the 2016 rules are the introduction … Read more

Launch of landmark global conference series on the future of dispute resolution

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the launch of The Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series 2016-17. The aim of this ambitious worldwide conference series is to build a global conversation about the current landscape of civil and commercial dispute resolution and how dispute resolution tools and institutions should respond to the needs of 21st century business.  In particular, it … Read more

SIAC announces review of the SIAC Arbitration Rules

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has this week announced that it is formally commencing the process of reviewing the SIAC Arbitration Rules (the Rules) with a view to issuing an updated version in mid-2016. This update to the Rules will encompass recent developments in international arbitration practice and procedure, and attempt to better serve … Read more

Gavin Margetson appointed Chair of ICC Thailand Commission on Arbitration

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that Bangkok Partner Gavin Margetson has been appointed Chair of the ICC Thailand Commission on Arbitration. As Chair, Gavin will work closely with the rest of the committee, which also includes Victor Smith, Managing Partner at Bangkok-based disputes management consultancy Charndell; Siriporn Chaiyasuta, General Counsel for Chevron Europe, … Read more