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Tokyo Dispute Resolution and Crisis Management Newsletter - December 2017

by King & Spalding on

Suitability of Arbitration Rules for Construction Disputes - Arbitration continues to be the preferred method of dispute resolution for construction disputes. With many large infrastructure projects being financed,...more

With Mugabe's Departure, Should Foreign Investors Reconsider Zimbabwe?

by Jones Day on

The Situation: In November 2017, Robert Mugabe, the only leader Zimbabwe had known in 37 years, was ousted from power. The Development: Will this change in leadership usher in a new era of good governance and economic...more

ICC Court Clarifies Summary Dismissal Procedure in Arbitration

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

In a revised practice note, the ICC Court of Arbitration has provided guidance on the procedure for determining applications for summary dismissal of unmeritorious claims and defences in arbitrations conducted under the ICC...more

Controversy surrounds UAE Resolution relating to arbitrations

by Dentons on

New law fuels concern in the legal community - The UAE has spent years investing in international arbitration and has become a well-known hub for large scale disputes. The country has developed well-respected and renowned...more

Court Denies MF Global Holdings’ Bid To Appeal Bankruptcy Court Order Compelling Arbitration

by Carlton Fields on

On October 30, 2017 the Southern District of New York rejected MF Global Holdings’ (“MF Global”) latest attempt to avoid a bankruptcy court order compelling it to submit to arbitration in Bermuda in its coverage dispute with...more

Investors' rights of protection against Venezuela's sovereign debt default

by Allen & Overy LLP on

On 13 November 2017, it was confirmed that Venezuela had defaulted on its sovereign debt after failing to meet the deadline for payment of US$200m of interest on its sovereign bonds due in 2019 and 2024.1 It is expected...more

Situs of Debt Owed under Letters of Credit

Supreme Court of England clarifies terms for enforcement of international arbitral awards in Taurus Petroleum Limited v State Oil Marketing Company of the Ministry of Oil, Republic of Iraq [2017] UKSC 64 - The English...more

New home for AFSA and CAJAC

by Hogan Lovells on

New home for the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa and the China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre Johannesburg From 4 December 2017, the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA) and the China-Africa Joint...more

Don't Rely on the Courts to Score at Arbitration

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In the recent football case of Bony v Kacou & Ors [2017 EWHC 2146 (Ch)], the High Court was asked to consider whether an arbitration agreement would be implied into a contract. The FA Rules of Association - The Football...more

Energy Newsletter - November 2017

by King & Spalding on

Choice of Law in Host Government Agreements - Choice of law stands as the second “pillar” of contract stabilization, together with stabilization clauses and international arbitration. In fact, choice of law provisions...more

Choice of Law in Host Government Agreements

by King & Spalding on

Choice of law stands as the second “pillar” of contract stabilization, together with stabilization clauses and international arbitration. In fact, choice of law provisions sometimes consist of stabilization clauses in the...more

An Emerging Trend: ICC Guidance Further Encourages Summary Determination of Unmeritorious Claims in International Arbitration

by White & Case LLP on

The ICC has published new guidance encouraging the use of summary procedures to determine unmeritorious claims and defences. The ICC's move is the latest in a recent trend by arbitral institutions to encourage arbitrators to...more

Despite Heavy Criticism Of The Rationale, British Court Refuses To Enforce Arbitral Award Set Aside By Russian Court

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The British High Court of Justice recently decided not to enforce an arbitral award in a dispute over the calculation of the purchase price of a Russian metallurgical company where a Russian court set aside that award and...more

Argentina’s Arbitration Legal Reform: Steps in the Right Direction?

by WilmerHale on

Argentina is arguably one of the countries with the most untapped economic potential worldwide. Argentina’s government, led by President Mauricio Macri, is trying to change that. Together with undertaking economic and...more

Arbitration World

by K&L Gates LLP on

Welcome to this 35th edition of Arbitration World, a publication from K&L Gates’ International Arbitration Group that highlights significant developments and issues in international and domestic arbitration for executives and...more

Court Limits Australia's Jurisdiction to Assist International Arbitrations

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Parties to contracts on major projects with a connection to Australia frequently arbitrate disputes elsewhere. The Development: The Federal Court of Australia ("FCA") held that Australian courts do not have...more

Arbitration Award Ruling That, Because of Cultural Differences, a Local Afghan Subcontractor Is Not Bound by the F.A.R. Provisions...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Aspic Eng’g & Constr. Co. v. ECC Centcom Constructors, LLC, No. 17-cv-00224-YGR, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111767, at *10-12 (N.D. Cal. July 18, 2017) - This matter came before the Court on a motion to vacate a final...more

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

Africa Focus: Arbitration in Africa - Managing risk in a growing market

by White & Case LLP on

Today, many areas of the African economy are still growing despite challenges due to sharp reductions in the price of oil and other natural resources. Besides the industries related to the continent's natural resources,...more

Chris Lazarini Discusses Application of Inter-American Convention on International Commercial Arbitration

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini discussed a case involving an international family dispute over the holdings in a brokerage account. In this instance, the primary owner of the account – a mother living in Columbia...more

Arbitration: a new forum for business and human rights disputes?

by Hogan Lovells on

As the international community turns its focus to the third pillar of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights – “Access to Effective Remedy” is the central theme of the upcoming 2017 UN Forum on Business and...more

Following Series Of Procedural Battles, Bankruptcy Court Sends MF Global Holdings Dispute To Arbitration In Bermuda

by Carlton Fields on

In the latest opinion arising from a coverage dispute following MF Global Holdings’s bankruptcy, the Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York sent the dispute to arbitration in Bermuda pursuant to the underlying...more

High Court Reiterates High Threshold for Enforcement of Annulled Awards

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

A High Court decision has reiterated the difficulties international parties face in enforcing in England awards set aside by courts at the seat of arbitration. In Maximov v OJSC Novolipetsky Metallurgichesky Kombinat the...more

AFRICA - A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion: Zimbabwe

1 .What role does the government of Zimbabwe play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The Government established the Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA) to promote, coordinate and approve investment...more

'Perception of Bias, Impartiality & Justifiable Doubts': The Case of Arthur Aldcroft

by Reed Smith on

Whether arbitrations are administered or ad hoc, parties within certain industry sectors will often require disputes to be resolved by arbitrators from panels of professional associations, such as GAFTA, FOSFA, LMAA or the...more

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