The Revised Brussels Regulation: Are we back to where we started?

On 10 December, the Council of EU Justice Ministers voted to adopt the revision of Regulation (EC) 44/2001 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, otherwise known as the Brussels Regulation. Because the Council voted to accept the draft without any amendment, there is no need for a … Read more

Recent Developments in India-related international arbitration

Herbert Smith Freehills has issued its latest Indian International Arbitration e-bulletin. The e-bulletin considers the decision of the Supreme Court of India in Bharat Aluminium, as well as the recent decisions of the Delhi High Court concerning non-disclosure of interests by arbitrators and the power of the court to re-examine evidence under section 34 of … Read more

“Dispute resolution and governing law clauses in China-related commercial contracts”: 5th edition now available

Chinese law restricts both the choice of law and the types of dispute resolution mechanism in China-related commercial contracts. As a result, drafting governing law and dispute resolution clauses in these contracts is not straightforward. This guide, designed for clients doing business in China or with Chinese counterparties, explains when the restrictions apply and how … Read more

KLRCA’s new i-Arbitration Rules: a new option for Islamic finance parties

The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) recently launched an adapted set of its Arbitration Rules for Islamic arbitration at the 2012 Global Islamic Finance Forum. The new rules are referred to as the i-Arbitration Rules (the Rules) and will aim to allow for the resolution of disputes arising from any contract that contains … Read more

Amended Civil Procedure Law is good news for arbitrations in mainland China

An amended Civil Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China (the “CPL“) (中华人民共和国民事诉讼法) comes into force on 1 January 2013 and introduces some important changes to the domestic and foreign relation arbitration regimes in China. These amendments include:  The introduction of direct applications to the PRC courts for pre-arbitration evidence and asset preservation for … Read more