‘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

ONLINE CONFERENCE: CAN WE TALK OF AN ARBITRATION CULTURE IN ASIA?

The Center on International Commercial Arbitration at the American University Washington College of Law is holding an online conference on 18 November 2020, at which arbitration practitioners will debate the culture of arbitration in Asia and the challenges that lie ahead in the region. To register for the event, which is free to attend, please … Read more

GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES PILOT SCHEME ON FACILITATION FOR PERSONS PARTICIPATING IN ARBITRAL PROCEEDINGS IN HONG KONG

On 29 June 2020, the Hong Kong Government launched a Pilot Scheme on Facilitation for Persons Participating in Arbitral Proceedings in Hong Kong. Under this Scheme, arbitrators, expert and factual witnesses, counsel, and parties to the arbitration (Eligible Persons) can participate in arbitral proceedings in Hong Kong as visitors without needing an employment visa, as … Read more