LATEST EDITION OF ASIA PACIFIC DISPUTE RESOLUTION GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

    Disruption, downturn and recovery tend to generate more disputes – and in Asia Pacific cross-jurisdiction operations and investments increase that risk. Our 2021 Guide to Dispute Resolution in Asia Pacific is your roadmap to potential problems in these fast-changing times, especially for those new to the region’s complex legal landscape. From the basics of each … Read more

    THE ARBITRATION WORKSHOP INTERVIEWS PARTNER & HEAD OF INDIA DISPUTES NICHOLAS PEACOCK

    As part of its series of interviews of practitioners in international arbitration, The Arbitration Workshop has interviewed London-based Partner and Head of India Disputes Nick Peacock. In the interview, Nick outlines his thoughts on trends in commercial and investment arbitration arising out of Covid-19, the Model Bilateral Investment Treaty of India, the ICSID-UNCITRAL Draft Code … Read more

    ENGLISH COMMERCIAL COURT RELEASES S68 AND S69 STATISTICS FOR COURT YEAR 2019 – 2020: CHALLENGES DOWN AGAIN AND THE NON-INTERVENTIONIST APPROACH SUSTAINED

    The Judiciary of England and Wales has published the minutes of the Commercial Court User Group Meeting that took place at the end of November 2020 (the “2020 Minutes”), providing updated information and statistics relating to challenges to arbitral awards under s68 Arbitration Act 1996 (the “Act”) and appeals on a point of law under … Read more

    HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT FINDS THAT TWO INDIAN PARTIES CAN CHOOSE A FOREIGN SEAT OF ARBITRATION BUT CANNOT OBTAIN INTERIM RELIEF IN INDIAN COURTS

    The Gujarat High Court (the “Court”) recently handed down a significant decision in GE Power Conversion India Private Limited v. PASL Wind Solutions Private Limited, Arbitration Petition No. 131 and 134 of 2019, confirming that two Indian parties are permitted to choose a foreign seat of arbitration, and that the award from such an arbitration … Read more

    THE NEW DIFC-LCIA ARBITRATION RULES 2021 – KEY FEATURES

    The updated DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Rules 2021 (“2021 Rules”) entered into force from 1 January 2021. The amendments introduce changes intended to promote the fair, efficient, and expeditious conduct of arbitrations. In this update, we summarise the key features. Read more

    2020 SURVEY OF TMT SECTOR INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION

    Technology, media, and telecommunications (“TMT”) as an overarching sector has experienced sustained growth and turmoil for a number of years characterised by cross-border collaboration, expansion, consolidation and, of course, innovation. The sector (and in particular the telecommunications sector) remains a focus for direct investment and capital demands for the underlying infrastructure such as full fibre … Read more

    RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN INDIA-RELATED ARBITRATION

    Herbert Smith Freehills has issued the latest edition of its India arbitration e-bulletin. In this issue, we consider various court decisions which cover topics such as the limitation period for enforcement of foreign awards, the arbitrability of fraud, ‘patent illegality’ as a ground to set aside awards, and granting of interim directions against non-signatories to … Read more