IBA publishes updated guidelines on conflicts of interest in arbitration

The International Bar Association (IBA) has released updated guidelines on Conflicts on Interest in International Arbitration. The Guidelines are a “soft law” instrument intended to assist in unifying the approach to conflicts of interest relating to arbitrators in international arbitration. Whilst they are not binding without party agreement, they are considered to promote best practice … Read more

Inside Arbitration Podcasts: English Arbitration Developments 2023

Join Professional Support Lawyer, Liz Kantor, and Professional Support Consultant, Vanessa Naish, as they discuss the key arbitration developments of 2023 in England and Wales. Liz and Vanessa will guide you through their top developments of the past year, discussing their implications for practitioners and clients alike. From legislative reforms to landmark case law, this … Read more

INDIAN SUPREME COURT CLARIFIES APPLICABILITY OF THE ‘GROUP OF COMPANIES’ DOCTRINE IN COX AND KINGS LTD. V. SAP INDIA PRIVATE LTD.

In an important development for multi-party and multi-contract arbitration in India, the Indian Supreme Court has clarified the applicability of the ‘Group of Companies’ doctrine (the “Doctrine“) that should be relevant for arbitrations in India. In a clear elucidation of applicable law, the Indian Supreme Court in Cox and Kings Ltd. v. SAP India Private … Read more

OVER-SHARING ON SOCIAL MEDIA LEADS TO LOSS OF ARBITRAL CONFIDENTIALITY IN SINGAPORE

The Singapore Court of Appeal has refused confidentiality orders in relation to arbitration enforcement proceedings because the confidentiality of the underlying arbitration had already been lost. The court relied on the publication of the underlying award online and in foreign enforcement proceedings, and press coverage of the Singapore proceedings that had been “effectively confirmed” when … Read more

2021/2022 INSTITUTIONAL CASELOAD STATISTICS: THE AIAC AND SIAC REMAIN THE PREFERRED ARBITRATION INSTITUTIONS BY MALAYSIAN PARTIES

Following on from our previous updates in 2019, 2020, and 2021, we analyse the publicly available caseload statistics for the usage of various arbitral institutions by Malaysian parties, including the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), as well as other arbitration institutions to … Read more