STATE-OF-THE-ART HEARING FACILITY IN TOKYO OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES

    On 12 October 2020 the new Tokyo hearing facility of the Japan International Dispute Resolution Centre (JIDRC) officially launched. The opening ceremony for the purpose built, state-of-the-art facility – held in person at its premises in central Tokyo and joined virtually by participants from around the world – represents a key milestone in Japan’s quest … Read more

    INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION IN AUSTRALIA IN 2020 – STATE OF PLAY

    International arbitration continues to play an increasingly important role in Australia. In this note we canvass some of the key developments in the international arbitration space in 2020, including: Recent judicial support for international arbitration and the enforcement of arbitral awards, reaffirming Australian courts’ pro-arbitration stance. Australia’s ratification of the Mauritius Convention, the recently announced … Read more

    PODCAST: ICC RULES 2021 – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Following the release of the ICC’s new 2021 Arbitration Rules in draft on 9 October 2020, Craig Tevendale (Partner and UK Head of International Arbitration), Thierry Tomasi (Partner) and Vanessa Naish (Professional Support Consultant) have recorded a podcast discussing the top 5 changes to be aware of in the new Rules, being: Amendments to the … Read more

    ENGLISH HIGH COURT GRANTS AN ANTI-SUIT INJUNCTION IN FAVOUR OF ARBITRATION IN RESPECT OF PROCEEDINGS UNDER FOREIGN INSOLVENCY LEGISLATION

    In Riverrock Securities Limited v International Bank of St Petersburg (Joint Stock Company) [2020] EWHC 2483 (Comm) the High Court granted Riverrock Securities Limited (“RSL”) an interim anti-suit injunction against bankruptcy proceedings brought against RSL by the receiver of the International Bank of St Petersburg (“IBSP”) (the Bankruptcy Proceedings). Read more

    WEBINAR: A FRESH LOOK AT THE INDIA-UK DISPUTES CORRIDOR

    This webinar will unite India disputes experts from the UK and India to take a fresh look at the India-UK disputes corridor, with a particular focus on the amended LCIA Rules, and will take place on Thursday 15 October 2020 12:00 – 1:15pm BST / 4.30 – 5.15pm IST / 7.00 – 8.15pm SGT / … Read more

    THE NEW ICC RULES 2021: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released its 2021 Arbitration Rules in draft (the 2021 Rules). This is a “soft launch” with the current text still subject to editorial changes prior to their formal release in December. The 2021 Rules will come into force on 1 January 2021. Read more

    ENGLISH COURT BLOCKS PARTY’S ATTEMPT TO ADVANCE NEW ARGUMENTS IN RESPECT OF POINT ALREADY DECIDED IN PRELIMINARY ISSUE

    In the recent decision of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Company Limited v Songa Offshore Equinox Ltd [2020] EWHC 2353 (TCC), the English Technology and Construction Court (the “Court”) dismissed an application seeking permission to appeal two arbitral awards on identical terms under s69 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (the “Act”) and to set aside … Read more