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Federal Circuit Confirms $455 Million ICC Arbitration Award

The Federal Circuit this month, for the first time, confirmed an international arbitral award administered by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). In another first for the Federal Circuit, the court indicated that it...more

Investors in Southern African Development Community Stripped of International Treaty Protections

In January 2014, Jones Day reported on the protection offered to foreign investors in Sub-Saharan Africa pursuant to the Southern African Development Community ("SADC") enacted on April 16, 2010. As noted in that Commentary,...more

Update on CAJAC

The China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre (CAJAC) is a partnership between the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA) and the Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (SHIAC). One of the main reasons for the...more

Federal Circuit Upholds $455 Million International Arbitration Award, But Finds That Federal Statutory Interest Rate, Rather Than...

The Federal Circuit has upheld a district court’s confirmation of a $455 million award by an international arbitration tribunal, but modified the judgment to clarify that, after the date of the district court’s judgment...more

The Draft International Arbitration Bill will be tabled in parliament soon

The Justice and Constitutional Development Department published the draft bill's explanatory summary in Government Gazette 40687. The proposed legislation seeks to...more

Rules of the (International) Road

Going international is a complicated undertaking. Your specific situation and concerns will determine the steps required. The following outlines, very generally, some issues you must consider as you contemplate international...more

The adoption of institutional arbitration rules and their effect on the right to appeal in domestic arbitrations

In recent years, it has become increasingly commonplace for commercial parties involved in complex commercial transactions to include an arbitration clause as their chosen dispute resolution mechanism within the terms of the...more

The ICC Expedited Procedure Provisions: A New Offering

On 1 March 2017, the new ICC Expedited Procedure Provisions came into force with the aim of reducing cost and improving efficiency for arbitration claims under US$2 million (or a higher amount, if the parties agree). With the...more

Revised ICC Arbitration Rules Go into Effect

On March 1st, the revised Arbitration Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) took effect. The revised Rules seek to enhance time and cost efficiency as well as transparency, and will apply to all arbitrations...more

International Arbitration in the Financial Services Sector: Room to Grow?

The growth of international arbitration has inevitably led arbitral institutions and practitioners alike to focus on areas where there may be scope for further growth over the years ahead. Originally published in...more

Arbitration Foundation of South Africa goes global

The Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) was founded in joint venture by organised business, with members of the legal and accounting professions in 1996. In its 21 years in operation, AFSA has successfully...more

International Arbitration Alert: 2017 Revisions to the ICC Rules of Arbitration and Comparison of Expedited Procedures Under Other...

The International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) has revised its arbitration rules (“ICC Rules”) effective 1 March 2017. The 2017 updates are not as comprehensive as the revision of the ICC Rules in 2012, but are intended to...more

Amendments to the ICC Rules: new Expedited Procedure effective March 1, 2017

On March 1, 2017, several amendments to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Rules of Arbitration (ICC Rules) will take effect. The most noteworthy of these amendments is the introduction of a new Expedited Procedure...more

To Go Boldly Beyond the Arbitration Agreement

The English Commercial Court (the Court) has ruled that it does not have the power to make an order for preservation and disclosure of evidence against a non-party to an arbitration agreement. Accordingly, it cannot grant...more

ICC rules of arbitration have been amended

The ICC Rules of Arbitration revision comes into force on 1 March 2017. By this action the ICC continues its efforts to make arbitration more time and cost effective. The most important change concerns the Expedited...more

Enforcement of an International Arbitration Award in a Non-New York Convention Country

You presented your case, and the arbitration tribunal came back with a reasoned decision and an award in your favor. You even had the award confirmed here in the United States. You want to enforce it. But you find that the...more

"Key Takeaways: Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities in China-Latin America Investment"

On February 6, 2017, Skadden hosted the webinar “Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities in China-Latin America Investment.” Topics of discussion included the increasing importance of Chinese investment in Latin...more

Vietnam International Arbitration Center Introduces New Rules

Revised rules tackle time and cost considerations with provisions for consolidation and expedited procedures. The new arbitration rules of the Vietnam International Arbitration Center (VIAC) come into force on 1 March...more

2nd Circuit Tilts the Scale in Favor of Discovery in Aid of Arbitration

The recent decision by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in In re Ex Parte Application of Kleimar N.V., No. 16-MC-355, 2016 WL 6906712 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 16, 2016) (“Kleimar”), which allowed...more

New Jersey Seeks to Become Center Of International Arbitration

New Jersey has taken the first step toward becoming a global center of international arbitration by enacting the International Arbitration, Mediation, and Conciliation Act (the “Act”) on February 6, 2017. The Act provides the...more

Investment Treaty Arbitration: How Multinationals Can Structure Their Investments to Obtain Treaty Protection

In a previous article, we explained how a U.S.-based company that had established a subsidiary abroad could benefit from protections against unfair conduct of a foreign State that are found in most bilateral investment...more

Second Circuit Clarifies Law on Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards under the New York Convention

On January 18, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Second Circuit) issued its decision in CBF Indústría de Gusa S/A v. AMCI Holdings, Inc., a case considering important questions on the...more

"PEMEX and US Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Awards Nullified in Their 'Home' Courts"

One of the benefits of using arbitration to resolve international disputes is the availability of worldwide mechanisms to enforce an arbitral award. For example, the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement...more

In Chinese Investment Treaties, Questions Arise on Who Qualifies for Protection

Despite recent criticism from some quarters concerning the use of investment treaties and free trade agreements, the Chinese investment treaty system remains firmly in place. Since 1982, the People's Republic of China (PRC)...more

Singapore to permit third party funding of international arbitrations

Singapore is poised to become the first jurisdiction in Asia to introduce legislation permitting the use of third party funding in support of international arbitrations and related proceedings.? This follows the passing of...more

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