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INDIA: The new arbitration act analysed

Friday, 15 January 2016

The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Ordinance 2015, as published in India's Official Gazette

Sherina Petit, partner and head of India practice at Norton Rose Fulbright, associate Abhimanyu George Jain and trainee Daniel Jacobs consider the reforms in the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2015, which was passed by India’s parliament on 23 December.

SEOUL: The right to arbitrate through history

Friday, 18 December 2015

Have you ever wondered about the Nazi approach to arbitration?

In this year's Seoul Arbitration Lecture, Gary Born argued that it is possible to analyse the current and future state of arbitration in light of change in its status throughout history. Byung-Woo Im, partner at Kim & Chang, reports on his lecture on the right to arbitrate, which abounded with historical detail about the arbitral regimes of revolutionary France, Nazi Germany and later liberal democracies.

PARIS: 100 years of CIArb

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Prominent arbitration practitioners gathered at the headquarters of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris for a conference to celebrate 100 years since CIArb was established. Simon Maynard, associate at Three Crowns in London and chairman-elect of the CIArb Global Young Members Group, reports.

SINGAPORE: Stays of proceedings and arbitrability

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Tham Wei Chern, director at Duane Morris & Selvam in Singapore, examines a recent appeal court decision in the city-state on the tests for stays of court proceedings and arbitrability.

WASHINGTON, DC: Tercier on harmonisation

Friday, 11 December 2015

Perre Tercier

In a lecture at American University Washington College of Law, Swiss arbitrator Pierre Tercier discussed international arbitration’s role in harmonising legal rules in a diverse, multicultural world. Daniel Parga, attorney at the Law Office of Jeffrey M Winton in Washington, DC, reports

FUKUOKA: Japanese and Korean practitioners enjoy a reunion

Tuesday, 8 December 2015


A year after the launch of the Korea-Japan International Arbitration Forum on South Korea’s Jeju Island, international arbitration practitioners from the two countries gathered again in Japan’s fifth largest city, Fukuoka, to discuss hot topics in arbitration in the region. Yutaro Kawabata, counsel at Nishimura & Asahi, reports.

POLAND: New laws bring arbitration change

Friday, 4 December 2015

Poland's parliament in Warsaw

An amended ADR act and restructuring law are to result in key changes to Poland's arbitration law, including to a rule that gained notoriety thanks to the Elektrim case, report Justyna Szpara and Aleksandra Orzeł of Łaszczuk & Partners in Warsaw.

HONG KONG: Effective time control – lessons from Asia

Thursday, 3 December 2015

You may take a slowboat to China, but the arbitration won't be slow

Laura Feldman, senior associate and barrister at Eversheds in London, sets out guidance on time control in arbitration gleaned from discussion at Hong Kong Arbitration Week.

DALLAS: Insights from an ICCA president-elect

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Donald Donovan

Following the announcement that Donald Donovan of Debevoise & Plimpton is to be the next ICCA president, Kathleen Paisley of AMBOS Law in London and Brussels reports on his address at this year’s Institute for Transnational Arbitration Workshop, in which he argued that the result of an effective international investment regime may be greater economic development and the advancement of other important policy objectives.

THIRD-PARTY FUNDING: Trends in an evolving risk transfer market

Friday, 27 November 2015

Third-party funders of international arbitration have had their busiest year, says James Delaney, director at arbitration funding and insurance broker TheJudge, who looks at evolving trends in the market.

QATAR: One step forwards, one step back over ICC award enforcement

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Man and woman in Qatar

Last year, Qatar’s Court of Cassation overturned the decision of a first instance court to annul an arbitration award that was not issued in the name of the Emir of Qatar. Matthew Walker and Darran Jenkins, partner and associate at K&L Gates in Doha, say things haven’t gone smoothly since.

TBILISI: Building a regional hub

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 Featured In: Volume 10 - Issue 6 (Vol. 10 Iss. 6)

Freedom Square, Tbilisi

Beka Injia, secretary general of the newly established Georgian International Arbitration Centre, reports on a three-day event in Tbilisi organised by the centre that included contributions from Pierre Tercier and Gabrielle Kaufmann Kohler, as well as leading practitioners from the region and further afield.

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