HSF CONTRIBUTES UK ARBITRATION CHAPTER TO LEXOLOGY’S GETTING THE DEAL THROUGH

Partner Craig Tevendale, Professional Support Consultant Vanessa Naish and Professional Support Lawyer Rebecca Warder have jointly authored the UK Arbitration chapter to Lexology’s Getting the Deal Through. The Chapter contains expert local insight into the jurisdiction’s arbitration law and institutions, providing essential “need to know” answers to the arbitration issues and questions facing corporations and … Read more

PUBLICATION OF NEW IBA RULES 2020 – KEY UPDATES

On 17 December 2020, the International Bar Association (IBA) adopted new rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration (Rules). The new Rules were published on 17 February 2021 and will apply to all arbitrations in which the parties agree to apply the IBA Rules after 17 December 2020. The new rules and commentary … Read more

THE EU AND CANADA ADOPT PROCEDURAL RULES FOR THE CETA INVESTMENT COURT SYSTEM

On 29 January 2021, the European Union (“EU”) and Canada adopted four decisions, which put in place specific rules elaborating the Investment Court System agreed in the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”). The four decisions set out detailed rules and procedures regarding the structure of the Appellate Tribunal and the conduct of appeals, … Read more

ICC Russia and ICC United Kingdom: Leading Arbitration Cases 2020: Different Perspectives

Paula Hodges QC, Global Head of International Arbitration, will be joining an online discussion on “Leading Arbitration Cases 2020: Different Perspectives” on 17 February 2021 (11.00 – 14.15GMT). Hosted by ICC Russia and ICC United Kingdom, the event offers the opportunity to gain practical insights from experts on topics including: Arbitrator Disclosures approaches in Russia … Read more

ENGLISH HIGH COURT STAYS COURT PROCEEDINGS IN FAVOUR OF ARBITRATION AND INTERPRETS CONFLICTING DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROVISIONS

In Helice Leasing S.A.S v PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) TBK [2021] EWHC 99 (Comm), the English High Court interpreted seemingly conflicting dispute resolution provisions in an aircraft operating lease (the “Lease”). The Lease included an arbitration clause providing for “any dispute” to be resolved by the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”) and gave the … Read more

‘Industry standard’ for use of arbitration platforms moves a step closer as pan-firm collaboration receives support

Plans to standardise the approach to online case management in international arbitration are a step closer to reality, after a draft protocol received positive feedback from an industry-wide consultation. Today, an updated version of the Protocol for Online Case Management in International Arbitration has been published, reflecting the benefit of input from a wide spectrum … Read more

INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW RELATING TO ENFORCEMENT OF AWARDS TAINTED BY FRAUD AND ARBITRATOR QUALIFICATIONS

In a little heralded development, the Government of India passed the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 (the “Ordinance”) on 4 November 2020 to amend the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 (the “Act”) with immediate effect. The Ordinance introduces provisions to stay the enforcement of arbitral awards tainted by fraud, and deletes certain provisions … Read more