CIETAC to restructure its Shanghai and South China/Shenzhen sub-commissions

On 31 December 2014, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (China Chamber of International Commerce) (CCPIT) published announcements declaring to “restructure” the CIETAC Shanghai and South China/Shenzhen sub-commissions.  The announcements will likely put an end to the controversy and uncertainty regarding arbitration … Read more

Anti-suit Injunctions within the EU: AG Wathelet delivers his Opinion in Gazprom

The Advocate General Wathelet (the AG) has delivered his much awaited Opinion in the reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) by the Lithuanian Supreme Court in the case of Gazprom (C-536/13). The Lithuanian Court referred to the CJEU three questions pertaining to the effect of the Brussels I Regulation (EC) No … Read more

ISDA Arbitration Guide – one year on

One year on since the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (“ISDA“) published its 2013 Arbitration Guide, the ISDA Arbitration Committee recently met in London to discuss the reception to the Guide, and to consider any proposals for amendment or expansion. The Guide was published in September 2013 following an extensive consultation process involving all levels … Read more

English Court of Appeal considers whether the mandatory stay provisions of s9(1) of the Arbitration Act of 1996 apply to winding-up petitions

The English Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal brought against a recent High Court decision to stay a winding-up petition in favour of arbitration proceedings, in Salford Estates (No. 2) Limited v Altomart Limited [2014] EWCA 575 Civ. Agreements to arbitrate are generally strictly enforced under s9(1) Arbitration Act 1996. This provision enables a party … Read more