CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION PODCAST SERIES EPISODE 1: INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION

    Complex construction projects commonly give rise to disputes, which are often referred to arbitration. But what makes a construction arbitration different from any other type of commercial arbitration? We are pleased to share the first episode in our Construction Arbitration podcast series which explores in more detail what makes a construction arbitration different from any … Read more

    HONG KONG: COURT GRANTS ANTI-SUIT INJUNCTION TO RESTRAIN FOREIGN PROCEEDINGS IN BREACH OF AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT UNDER AN INSURANCE POLICY

    In the recent case of AIG Insurance Hong Kong Ltd v Lynn McCullough and William McCullough [2019] HKCFI 1649, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (CFI) considered the effect of an arbitration agreement under an insurance policy and, in particular, the circumstances in which an anti-suit injunction may be granted to restrain a party … Read more

    New BAC Rules to enter into force on 1 September 2019

    The Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC) has updated its arbitration rules and fee schedule. The new versions will replace the current (2015) version, with effect from 1 September 2019. Among a number of notable amendments, BAC’s revised fee structure marks a significant step towards aligning Chinese arbitral practice with international standards. The new fee schedule: distinguishes … Read more

    Herbert Smith Freehills – SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture

    This year marks the ninth edition of the Herbert Smith Freehills – SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture Series. We are delighted that The Honourable Justice Judith Prakash will deliver the lecture on Wednesday 2 October, on the topic “The Court’s role in arbitral proceedings: regulator or promoter?” The Herbert Smith Freehills-SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture Series was … Read more

    INDIA INTRODUCES KEY AMENDMENTS TO ARBITRATION AND CONCILIATION ACT 1996

    After the Arbitration and Conciliation Bill, 2019 (the “Bill“) was passed by both houses of the Indian Parliament, the President of India on 9 August 2019 gave his assent.  The new Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019 (the “2019 Act“) will amend the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (the “1996 Act“), implementing the recommendations … Read more