JUSTIN D’AGOSTINO APPOINTED NEW CO-CHAIR OF THE ERA PLEDGE GLOBAL STEERING COMMITTEE

Justin D’Agostino, global Chief Executive Officer at Herbert Smith Freehills, has been appointed as the new co-chair of the Arbitration Pledge (the Pledge) Global Steering Committee. The Pledge seeks to increase, on an equal opportunity basis, the number of women appointed as arbitrators in order to achieve fair representation. Having been central to the establishment … Read more

FURTHER HONG KONG JUDGMENT CONFIRMS THAT AN ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL IS “THE MASTER OF ITS OWN PROCEDURAL RULES” AND COMPLIANCE WITH PRE-ARBITRATION CONDITIONS SHOULD NOT BE REVIEWED BY THE COURTS

In the recent judgment of T v B [2021] HKCFI 3645, the High Court of Hong Kong observed that “if the Court is the master of its own procedural rules, so should be the arbitral tribunal“. In so doing, the Court reaffirmed the principle that compliance with pre-conditions to arbitration is a question of admissibility, … Read more