HKIAC reports record amount in dispute for 2023

The HKIAC’s recently released statistics for 2023 reveal that the institution had a record-breaking year measured by the amount in dispute, underscoring the appeal of Hong Kong and the HKIAC to international parties as well as their unique role in facilitating the resolution of PRC-related disputes. The interim measures arrangement between Hong Kong and the … Read more

NAVIGATING UK SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIAN PERSONS IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

This blog was first published by Kluwer Arbitration and can be found here. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created an environment ripe for controversy and disputes, some of which may be resolved in arbitration. While UK sanctions imposed as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine do not generally restrict arbitration proceedings, they may pose … Read more

OVERVIEW OF THE LATEST COURT PRACTICE ON THE RUSSIAN SANCTIONS-RELATED AMENDMENTS—IS WINTER COMING?

This analysis was first published on Lexis®PSL on 29 October 2021 and can be found here (subscription required). Ivan Teselkin, partner, Maria Dolotova, of counsel, Alexander Gridasov, senior associate, and Sergei Eremin, senior associate, of Herbert Smith Freehills provide an overview of Russian court decisions on the impact of recent amendments to Russian law relating … Read more

ICC AND SIAC ATTAIN “PERMANENT ARBITRATION INSTITUTION” STATUS IN RUSSIA

On 18 May 2021, the Russian Ministry of Justice granted the status of “Permanent Arbitration Institution” (“PAI”) to the ICC International Court of Arbitration (the “ICC”) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”). This is a major development for users of international arbitration in Russia who will now have access to three of the “top-five … Read more

DISPUTE RESOLUTION CHOICES FOR BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS: MAXIMISING THE CHANCES OF SUCCESSFUL ENFORCEMENT – WEBINAR RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE

Choice of dispute resolution forum can have a fundamental impact on the ability of banks and financial institutions to enforce contractual obligations. In our client webinar on 23 September, Dispute Resolution Choices for Banks and Financial Institutions: Maximising the Chances of Successful Enforcement, Julian Copeman, Nick Peacock and Hannah Ambrose discussed recent trends in dispute … Read more