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International Arbitration Alert: International Arbitration Group Assists Fiji in Adoption of UNCITRAL Model Law on International...

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International Arbitration Group Assists Fiji in Adoption of UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration - On 15 September 2017, the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji enacted the International Arbitration...more

What In-House Counsel Need To Know About Their Form Arbitration Clauses – Ten Foundation Questions

Most arbitrations, and all commercial arbitrations, are creations of contract, and courts are generally required to enforce an arbitration agreement as they would any other contract. Therefore, the terms of the arbitration...more

Ensuring appropriate confidentiality in arbitration: guidance for arbitrators and parties alike

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A recent case, Symbion Power LLC v. Venco Imtiaz Construction Co [2017] EWHC 348 (TCC), highlighted two issues which touch on confidentiality in arbitrations: (1) the confidentiality of communications from an arbitrator to a...more

Recover of Costs After Arbitration Pursuant to C.C.P. § 998

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Alan Heimlich v. Shiraz M. Shivji - Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District (May 31, 2017) - Must a party that has served a statutory offer to compromise pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 998 present it to...more

Bilateral Arbitration Treaties at the 50th Anniversary of UNCITRAL

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At the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) Congress, Gary Born, chair of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP's International Arbitration Group, discussed his...more

The Appeal in Teal: SCC Majority Restores Commercial Arbitrator's Award

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The Supreme Court has again restricted the scope of appeals from decisions of commercial arbitrators, this time upholding an arbitrator's award of compensation under a British Columbia statute by a close majority....more

Finality in commercial arbitration further affirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada

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Confirming its 2014 decision in Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp.1 (Sattva), the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), in another appeal from the Province of British Columbia, has held that there is limited jurisdiction for...more

Dispute resolution relief imminent for the African continent

by Hogan Lovells on

On 21 April 2017, the International Arbitration Bill (the Bill) was tabled in the South African Parliament for discussion. The Bill is intended to incorporate the Model Law of the United Nations Commission on International...more

The Appeal in Teal: Challenging Commercial Arbitration Awards in Canada

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How final is a final award in a commercial arbitration? The scope of appeal rights against commercial arbitration awards is again before the Supreme Court of Canada. Will this be the last word on the subject?...more

Arbitration Risks, Part Two: Inside the Arbitration Process

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Commercial arbitration has become more complex, time-consuming, and expensive – in other words, more like litigation. In Part One, we discussed the increasing skepticism among corporate counsel about the purported “better,...more

“Pedal to the Metal” International Arbitration: ICC Issues Expedited Procedure Rules

In an effort to streamline arbitration proceedings where possible, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) announced on November 4, 2016 that it would issue new Expedited...more

Litigation and enforcement in Japan: overview

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MAIN DISPUTE RESOLUTION METHODS - 1. What are the main dispute resolution methods used in your jurisdiction to resolve large commercial disputes? Litigation Litigation is the most frequently used dispute...more

KCAB issues revised international arbitration rules

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The 2016 revised International Arbitration Rules (the "2016 Rules") of KCAB introduce changes that are more in line with other major international arbitration rules. The 2016 Rules apply to KCAB arbitration proceedings...more

A welcome development: SCC announces revision to arbitration rules to include summary judgment procedures

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Introduction - The Arbitration Institution of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) has released a draft set of arbitration rules that are intended to take effect in the course of 2017. The draft SCC arbitration rules...more

Russia’s New Commercial Arbitration Reform—Key Points

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Russia recently enacted an important packet of laws that substantially alters the landscape for commercial arbitration in and involving Russia (both wholly domestic and international) and addresses in detail the current...more

Oregon Federal Court Finds Arbitration Agreement In CGL Policy Invalid

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Plaintiff, Technical Security Integration, Inc., a Washington company, sold certain security and surveillance equipment and services. It hired Corey Tharp as a sales associate in Oregon, to tap his connections to that state’s...more

Reimagining Arbitration

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The rapid growth of commercial arbitration has not been without drawbacks. As counsel have become more sophisticated in dispute process design, arbitrations now often incorporate many elements of a court trial. Litigation...more

Washington State Newsletter - Winter 2014

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In This Issue: Discovery Special Masters Can Streamline the Discovery Process and How to Customize Commercial Arbitration. Excerpt from Discovery Special Masters Can Streamline the Discovery Process - The...more

Top Five Myths about Commercial Arbitration

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While the use of arbitration is on the rise, there are some persistent misconceptions about the process that may be deterring some from using this economical alternative to court trials. Here are a few of those myths along...more

JCAA Rules Revisited

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New JCAA Rules of Commercial Arbitration recently have been released after a review and amendment process that began in July 2012. The JCAA Rules last were amended in 2008, and the new rules took effect on February 1, 2014....more

Business Litigation Report -- January 2014

In This Issue - Firm News: ..Quinn Emanuel Arbitration Practitioners Recognized in Global Arbitration Review’s “International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration” ..Quinn Emanuel Expands International White...more

Landmark Revisions to the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules

The American Arbitration Association’s Rules are among the most widely used rules in the United States. Fred G. Bennett, a partner with Quinn Emanuel’s Los Angeles office and the chair of the U.S. Arbitration Practice, was...more

US Court of Appeals Revises Opinion: Section 1782’s Use in Arbitration Ambiguous

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With the Eleventh Circuit’s revision, using Section 1782 to request the production of evidence in private international commercial arbitrations remains uncertain. On January 10, the US Court of Appeals for the...more

"US Supreme Court Cases to Watch in 2014"

The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on numerous significant cases in 2014, involving such issues as presidential power, affirmative action, campaign contributions, environmental regulations, intellectual property, commercial...more

AAA Makes Substantial Revisions to Commercial Arbitration Rules

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The American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) issued new Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures governing commercial disputes for AAA commercial arbitrations initiated on or after October 1, 2013. Arbitration proceedings...more

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