15 November 2017
In an article to coincide with Dubai Arbitration Week, local practitioner Gordon Blanke looks at whether the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts will survive as a conduit jurisdiction - concluding they are moribund, but not dead yet, and could be saved by a "first-seized rule" that will resolve the competition between them and the onshore Dubai courts.
13 November 2017
As Dubai Arbitration Week kicks off, the United Arab Emirates has said it will amend a controversial article of its penal code that says arbitrators can be imprisoned for bias. Meanwhile, the country is slowly moving towards passing its long awaited new arbitration law.
10 November 2017
Florida is to offer ”board certification” for international arbitration practitioners, becoming the first US state to do so.
30 October 2017
On 1 November, the number of arbitral institutions allowed to administer international commercial arbitrations in Russia is set to be slashed from more than a thousand to just three. What will this mean for the jurisdiction?
20 October 2017
After unsuccessful attempts to link up with the LCIA and ICDR in past years, Barbados has launched its own homegrown centre, the Arbitration and Mediation Court of the Caribbean, which is now open for business.
11 October 2017
UPDATED. Despite “the tyranny of distance” which has shaped its history, Australia has positioned itself as an attractive venue for international arbitration in the Asia Pacific and globally, Doug Jones has told an event in Sydney.
04 October 2017
Following three arbitrations spanning 10 years, a German investor in a Chinese shopping mall has applied to a Shanghai court to set aside an award of the local arbitral commission on the grounds that it contradicts an earlier award in the same dispute.
25 September 2017
The Judicial Office for Scotland has announced the establishment of an "arbitration court user group" to facilitate understanding by the courts of arbitration-related issues.
22 September 2017
To coincide with China Arbitration Week and in preparation for an array of "Belt and Road" disputes, the country's main arbitration provider CIETAC has announced new rules for the handling of investment disputes and the opening of a "Silk Road Arbitration Centre" in Xi'an
22 September 2017
The British Virgin Islands have been spared the full force of Hurricane Maria, the second category 5 hurricane to hit the Caribbean in two weeks, and are now focusing on humanitarian aid and reconstruction - with the arbitration centre providing a hub for disaster relief efforts.