NEW STOCKHOLM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ARBITRATOR’S GUIDELINES AND SCC PLATFORM

In October 2019, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (“SCC”) issued revised arbitrator’s guidelines (the “Guidelines”). The Guidelines cover questions frequently raised by arbitrators on case management, costs, timelines, appointment and use of administrative secretaries, VAT issues, and the contents and structure of final awards. In addition, the Guidelines provide explanations as … Read more

China’s Lin-gang Free Trade Zone in Shanghai Opens to Foreign Arbitration Institutions from 2020

On 8 November 2019, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice publically announced the “Administrative Measures for Business Offices Established by Overseas Arbitration Institutions in Lin-gang Special Area of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone” (Administrative Measures) (dated 21 October 2019) at the Shanghai International Arbitration Summit, as one of the events in the 2019 China … Read more

EVENT – LONDON PREVIEW OF JOHANNESBURG ARBITRATION WEEK – 21 NOVEMBER 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to be the platinum sponsor of next year’s Johannesburg Arbitration Week, which will take place in March 2020 and is hosted by the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA). Further details can be found here. We are also delighted that three of our International Arbitration team are involved as part … Read more

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN INDIA-RELATED INVESTMENT TREATY ARBITRATION

In this issue we consider India-related investment treaty developments (“BITs“), starting with the signing of India’s new BITs with Belarus and Taiwan. We then consider new investment treaty claims commenced by Indian investors against Saudi Arabia and Macedonia, as well as new claims commenced against India, including the potential claim brought by a Portuguese investor … Read more

CICC delivers first ruling, confirms arbitration agreements severable

The First International Commercial Court of the Supreme People’s Court of China (“CICC“) has recently published its first rulings [1] on the validity of three arbitration agreements in relation to one same transaction. CICC recognised the principle of severability of arbitration agreement and held that although the underlying contracts had not been formally signed, the parties … Read more

GAR GUIDE TO CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD, INCLUDING CHAPTER ON “CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION AND TURNKEY PROJECTS” BY HSF’S JAMES DOE, DAVID NITEK AND NOE MINAMIKATA

London-based Construction & Infrastructure Disputes Partners James Doe and David Nitek and Professional Support Lawyer Noe Minamikata have authored the chapter on ‘Construction Arbitration and Turnkey Projects’ in the third edition of Global Arbitration Review’s Guide to Construction Arbitration. The Guide to Construction Arbitration is an in-depth review of construction disputes internationally – from preparing … Read more

DISPUTE RESOLUTION CHOICES FOR BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN A POST-BREXIT WORLD: OPTING FOR ARBITRATION?

Partner Andrew Cannon and Senior Associate Hannah Ambrose have authored an article for Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, discussing the suitability of arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism for banks and other financial institutions post-Brexit. The article explores the current uncertainty surrounding the enforcement of English court judgments post-Brexit, whilst comparing and … Read more