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

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

The Perth Centre for Energy & Resources Arbitration (PCERA) – a new arbitration centre in Perth, Western Australia

On 11 November 2014, the Perth Centre for Energy & Resources Arbitration (PCERA) was formally launched. PCERA is a newly established arbitration centre, located in Perth, Western Australia. Its stated aim is to ‘act as an efficient, neutral and transparent arbitral centre of the highest standard’, facilitating resolution of disputes in the energy and resources … Read more

The LCIA Rules 2014 in force 1 October 2014: what you need to know

The new arbitration rules of the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”) come into force today, 1 October 2014. The LCIA has retained the distinctive character of the institution and rules, whilst modernising its provision. The most substantial changes to the current LCIA Rules are those intended to make the LCIA arbitration process less costly … Read more

ICC publishes in-house guide on effective management of arbitration

Practitioners and arbitral institutions alike are constantly looking for ways to smooth and improve the arbitral process. One of the latest contribution to this effort is a June 2014 guide from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) entitled “Effective Management of Arbitration: A Guide for In-House Counsel and Other Party Representatives” (the Guide). Read more

The ICC 2013 Statistics – Another busy year for international arbitration

The ICC has released its case statistics for 2013 which demonstrate another strong year for the ICC and international arbitration in general, having maintained a high number of newly registered cases involving parties, seats and governing laws from across the world. In this post we take a look at some of the key statistics and … Read more

The new LCIA rules

The London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”) Court has unveiled its new arbitration rules (the “2014 Rules”), which come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration commenced after that date.   Overview of the changes The LCIA has retained the distinctive character of the institution and rules, whilst modernising its … Read more