LCIA publishes arbitrator challenge decisions

Under the LCIA Arbitration Rules, a party to an LCIA administered arbitration can challenge the appointment or conduct of an arbitrator "if circumstances exist that give rise to justifiable doubts as to his impartiality or independence." The LCIA Court will… Read more

Our China Practice

For a guide to our China Practice in Chinese please click here.  To read the guide in English please click here. Read more

New Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance comes into effect

The new Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609) (the "Ordinance") comes into effect today, having been approved by the Hong Kong Legislative Council at the end of last year. The Ordinance represents the culmination of many years of discussion and… Read more

Singapore arbitration update

This update considers recent statistics released by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre ("SIAC"). We also examine recent and pending events affecting Singapore, some developments in international arbitration law from France that could affect parties operating in the region, and review… Read more

France – new arbitration law

In a decree dated 13 January 2011, France enacted a reform of its already arbitration friendly law of domestic and international arbitration. The reforms - described in more detail in earlier Herbert Smith posts (available here in both French and… Read more