The British Virgin Islands’ (BVI) government has announced by proclamation that the Arbitration Act 2013 will come into force on 1 October 2014. The stated intention has been to bring the Act into force at the same time as...more
On 1 July 2014 the Honourable Mr Justice Teare handed down an important judgment in the case of Emirates Trading Agency LLC v Prime Mineral Exports Private Limited  EWHC 2104 (Comm) following an appeal by Emirates...more
It seems that it could be all change at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), with new arbitration rules anticipated to come into force later this summer. The draft rules, which the LCIA published earlier this...more
SIAC publishes annual report -
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has issued its caseload statistics as part of its annual report for 2013. The popularity of Singapore as a centre for international...more
In a surprising reversal, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has vacated its ruling in Consorcio Ecuatoriano de Telecomunicaciones S.A. v. JAS Forwarding (USA), Inc., 685 F.3d 987 (11th Cir. 2012)...more
The Shanghai International Arbitration Center's (SHIAC) "China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Arbitration Rules" (FTZ Arbitration Rules) took effect on May 1, 2014. The FTZ Arbitration Rules adopt some recent developments...more
In This Issue:
-The ABCs of Arbitrating Outside of the New York Convention
- Leading International Arbitration Partner Joins Latham & Watkins in Paris
- US Supreme Court Revives International Arbitration...more
International arbitration has gained increasing acceptance and popularity around the world as a mechanism to resolve cross-border disputes. In recent years, however, complaints have grown louder that international...more
In This Issue:
- Drafting Lessons From The "Deliver-Or-Pay Wars" Of The Southern Cone
- Flaring Litigation in North Dakota is Capped
- Shell Oil Co. v. United States -- A Divided Federal Circuit...more
For international parties who have contracted with Indian counterparties and agreed to refer disputes to international arbitration, a critical issue is the degree to which the Indian courts have jurisdiction to review and set...more
Though of paramount importance in jurisprudence, no contract is perfect. Sometimes, at the time the parties negotiated and drafted the contract, they inadvertently failed to anticipate a particular issue that only arose years...more
Every two years the top international arbitration professionals and legal scholars from around the globe gather at the International Council for Commercial Arbitration’s Congress, or “ICCA Congress,” as it is commonly known,...more
The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) recently published for consideration the Final Draft of its proposed new Arbitration Rules to replace the 1998 Rules.
The proposed changes bring the LCIA Rules...more
On Monday, 7 April, at the 2014 ICCA Miami Conference, the international-arbitration community gathered to address the question, “Who are the arbitrators?” The answer, panel attendees were told, was “male, pale, and stale” –...more
In This Issue:
- Foreword Why International Arbitration?
- Chapter I What is Arbitration?
- Chapter II When Should Provision for Arbitration be Made?
- Chapter III The Tribunal
- Chapter IV The Choice...more
Every two years the top international arbitration professionals and legal scholars from around the globe gather at the International Council for Commercial Arbitration's Congress, or "ICCA Congress," as it is commonly known,...more
Australia’s Highest Court Upholds Constitutionality of the Country’s International Arbitration Law. In TCL Air Conditioner (Zhongshan) Co. Ltd. v. The Judges of the Federal Court of Australia  HCA 5, Australia’s High...more
On Monday, March 10, 2014, Cozen O’Connor’s Martin Gusy participated in a panel discussion on current trends in international arbitration at Cardozo School of Law in New York. Other panelists included Ank Santens of White &...more
This article addresses key questions concerning the use of international arbitration in cross-border financial transactions, and includes a discussion of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) September...more
Recently we reported on the creation of an international arbitration court in Miami, and the myriad benefits that it will bring to the local judicial system as well as the many corporations that conduct business in Miami. In...more
In a highly anticipated decision, the US Supreme Court recently confirmed a $185 million award against Argentina in BG Group Plc v Republic of Argentina. The BG Group decision is significant for international arbitration...more
On March 5, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided BG Group, PLC v. Republic of Argentina, the first case in which the Court addressed an international investment treaty arbitration (a case between a private investor...more
In a much anticipated opinion, on March 5, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided 7-2 to reverse the lower court and revive a $185 million arbitration award in BG Group PLC v. Republic of Argentina. The case began under the...more
A federal U.S. district court recently confirmed a foreign arbitration award obtained by a Belizean telecommunications company against the Government of Belize in arbitral proceedings held before a tribunal appointed by the...more
Recent decisions in the BVI Commercial Court have shaped the applicability and enforcement of arbitration clauses and, notably, how they interface with BVI statutory remedies and liquidations.
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