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The Singapore Mediation Convention

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The Singapore Mediation Convention, which is expected to be signed on August 1, 2019, will make it easier for businesses to enforce mediated settlement agreements with their cross-border counterparts. The Singapore...more

Hogan Lovells

Latest developments in the Sanum saga: application to refuse enforcement rejected

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In what has been a long-standing dispute comprising several applications before the courts of Singapore and Hong Kong, the Singapore High Court has rejected an application to refuse enforcement of an arbitral award for US$200...more

Dechert LLP

The New UAE Arbitration Law: Separating the Old from the New

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Federal Law No. 6 of 2018 Concerning Arbitration (the "New Law") came into force on 16 June 2018. It applies to all arbitrations seated in the United Arab Emirates ("UAE") (excluding the DIFC and ADGM), and includes...more

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Singapore Court Affirms Power of Arbitral Tribunals to Order Attorneys' Eyes Only Disclosure

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The Situation: In a recent application to set aside a Singapore arbitral award, the Singapore High Court considered whether a tribunal could order one of the parties to disclose certain documents only to the other party's...more

Bracewell LLP

Worthier Horizons: The UAE's New Federal Arbitration Law

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Almost 12 years after it acceded to the New York Convention, the UAE’s new Federal Arbitration Law came into effect on 16 June 2018. Closely based on the UNCITRAL Model Law, it is widely regarded amongst the international...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

English Court Provides Welcome Clarification on Key Arbitral Award Issues

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The decision confirms that UNCITRAL Rules do not impose a higher procedural fairness burden than the Arbitration Act and that the foreign act of state doctrine applies in arbitrations. The Commercial Court considered...more

White & Case LLP

The New UAE Arbitration Law: an incremental shift towards international norms

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The UAE has taken a significant step towards making commercial arbitration a more appealing dispute resolution mechanism for companies conducting business in the UAE and the broader GCC region. The newly enacted Federal...more

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South Africa – Stepping onto the International Arbitration stage in 2018

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In what may very well become known as one of the last significant acts signed off by former President Jacob Zuma, the International Arbitration Act No.15 of 2017 ("the Act") came into effect on 20 December 2017....more

Hogan Lovells

The International Arbitration Act: A step in the right direction

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On 19 December 2017, (former) President Jacob Zuma assented to the International Arbitration Act 15 of 2017 (the IAA). The IAA sees South Africa become the 11th African country to incorporate the United Nations Commission on...more

Dechert LLP

Swiss Court affirms parties’ right to waive set-aside of arbitration award

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In a 17 October 2017 decision with significant implications for arbitration agreements between international parties, the Swiss Supreme Court held that the parties had validly waived their right to challenge an international...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

6 Key Considerations in China-related Arbitrations

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Differences in enforcement and arbitral rules could cause difficulties for unwary parties engaged in or considering arbitration in mainland China. China’s economic growth has attracted significant foreign investment in...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Saudi Arabia’s New Implementing Regulations of Arbitration Law

On May 22, 2017, the Saudi Council of Ministers passed the Implementing Regulations of the 2012 Arbitration Law. The Implementing Regulations came into force on June 9, 2017, when they were published in the Saudi Official...more

White & Case LLP

The widely anticipated UAE law on arbitration – an end in sight?

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By the end of Q4 2017, the United Arab Emirates is expected to enact a new federal arbitration law based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and associated international standards....more

Latham & Watkins LLP

Ignore Investment Structuring at your Peril

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In a recent challenge to an arbitral award under section 67 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (the Act), the High Court in Ruby Roz Agricol LLP v Republic of Kazakhstan, confirmed that the tribunal had correctly declined...more

Hogan Lovells

New Qatar Arbitration Law - March 2017

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On 16 February 2017, Qatar adopted a new arbitration law (Law No. 2 of 2017) promulgating the Law of Arbitration in Civil and Commercial Matters (the "Qatar Arbitration Law"). This supersedes the arbitration chapter contained...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Challenging Arbitrators for Alleged 'Conflict of Interest' in US-Based International Arbitrations

A number of significant international arbitrations, particularly involving claims by investors against sovereign states, are venued in Washington, D.C. A September 30, 2016, decision by the U.S. District Court for the...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Hong Kong - The Gold Standard of International Arbitration in Asia

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According to the 2015 International Arbitration Survey conducted by Queen Mary University of London, Hong Kong is the third most preferred seat of international commercial arbitration in the world, behind only Paris and...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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In 2012, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia introduced a new Arbitration Law (the “Arbitration Law”) which replaced the previous Arbitration Law of 1983. The Arbitration Law is largely based on the 1985 UNCITRAL Model Law on...more

White & Case LLP

The Validity of Arbitration Clauses in Concession Agreements

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This alert provides an overview of the recent position of Russian courts in relation to validity of the arbitration clause in the concession agreement. In particular, the Commercial Court of the North-West Circuit in its...more

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Argentina: From International Market Isolation to Promising Opportunities for Investors

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Argentina is keen to attract foreign investment. Not only has it recently implemented a series of economic measures, but it has also made changes to its legal framework including the enactment of a new arbitration regulation,...more

Dentons

An appeal on the merits unmasked - High Court dismisses application to set aside arbitral award - A case study of Mount Eastern...

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The Singapore High Court’s recent decision in Mount Eastern Holdings Resources Co., Limited v H&C S Holdings Pte Ltd and another matter [2016] SGHC 01 demonstrates that the court takes great care not to overstep its...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

"Challenging the Selection of Party-Appointed Arbitrators"

As arbitration continues to be widely utilized in international commerce, the issue of how arbitrators should handle conflict checks, and who is suitable for appointment as arbitrator in complex cases, will remain a vital...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

"Key Takeaways: Back to Basics - A Primer on the Differences Between Litigating and Arbitrating International Disputes"

Large, transnational corporations increasingly face the question of whether to litigate their disputes in local courts or to include in their agreements provisions providing for the resolution of disputes by alternative means...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

International Arbitration Newsletter - January 2016

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UNCITRAL’s Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (the Transparency Rules) present challenges to manage the costs of compliance while avoiding the consequences of non-compliance. Transparency in...more

King & Spalding

Establishing the Application of The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act’s Arbitration Exception

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On October 7, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued the mandate on its opinion affirming the judgment of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia confirming...more

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