ICC and KLRCA sign MoU to promote dispute resolution in Asia

On 1 November 2017, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) and the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), agreeing to work together to promote dispute resolution in… Read more

Fiji’s International Arbitration Act 2017

On 15 September 2017,Fiji passed the International Arbitration Act 2017 (the Act). The Act, which is based on the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985 (incorporating the 2006 amendments) (Model Law), implements Fiji’s commitments… Read more

Parallel court and arbitration proceedings: English High Court grapples with further case management issues in Panama Canal dispute, clarifying that service of a defence pending appeal on refusal to grant a stay will not constitute “a step towards answering the substantive claim”

In our previous blog post on Autoridad del Canal de Panama v Sacyr, S.A. & Ors, we considered a failed application to stay English court proceedings brought in a dispute in which related ICC arbitration proceedings are also on foot.… 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 Michael Mendelblat

London-based Construction & Infrastructure Disputes partners James Doe and David Nitek, along with Professional Support Lawyer Michael Mendelblat, have authored a chapter in the first edition of Global Arbitration Review's Guide to Construction Arbitration. The new guide takes the reader through… Read more

China proposes dedicated “Belt and Road” court

Supreme People's Court Monitor has published a highly informative article on proposals by the SPC relating to China's"Belt and Road" initiative. These include establishing a dedicated court, along the lines of the Singapore International Commercial Court, to hear Belt &… Read more

International Arbitration Internship: Applications now open

Herbert Smith Freehills is now accepting applications for two internship opportunities in our international arbitration team in London. The programme offers aspiring arbitration lawyers a chance to work closely with one of the world’s leading specialist arbitration groups. The two… Read more

Sovereign immunity in the DIFC Court

Last week, the Dubai International Financial Centre Court issued its decision in Pearl Petroleum Company Limited & Others v The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq. The Court upheld its earlier decision which recognised two LCIA arbitration awards totalling US$2 billion… Read more