Laws, treaties and soft law

What's in the new ICC rules?

Although the new version of the ICC rules will not be officially unveiled until later this year, GAR can exclusively reveal some of the changes.

08 October 2020

New ICC rules to take effect next year

A new version of the ICC rules of arbitration will take effect on 1 January 2021, after revisions were approved by the ICC executive board.

08 October 2020

UK may face arbitration over Brexit law

The European Commission has warned the UK that it may face arbitration if it adopts legislation overriding the agreement governing the country's exit from the EU.

15 September 2020

Australia announces review of BITs

The Australian government has announced it is reviewing the country’s bilateral investment treaties and has invited submissions from interested parties.

02 September 2020

Singapore puts forward law reform bill

Singapore’s Ministry of Law has tabled amendments to the city-state’s international arbitration law that would introduce a default mode for appointment of arbitrators in multi-party disputes and strengthen powers to enforce confidentiality obligations.

02 September 2020

Law firms team up for online case management protocol

A working group made up of lawyers from Herbert Smith Freehills, Ashurst, CMS, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells and Latham & Watkins has released a draft protocol for online case management in international arbitration.

09 July 2020

The consultation on intra-EU investment protection: an opportunity that should not be missed

As the EU opens a public consultation on intra-EU investment protection, Paschalis Paschalidis of Shearman & Sterling argues that investors and other stakeholders should seize the opportunity to put forward constructive criticisms of the existing EU legal framework and suggest potential improvements.

08 July 2020

SIAC to revise arbitration rules

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre has begun the latest review of its arbitration rules, saying it will consider revisions dealing with consolidation, expedited procedures, challenges and new technology.

07 July 2020

Revised Swiss law gets approval

The Swiss parliament has approved the text of a revised international arbitration law, which makes English an admissible language for the filing of arbitration-related submissions before its top court in a bid to further enhance the country's popularity as an arbitral seat.

19 June 2020

No ISDS in draft UK-EU agreement

The UK has released the draft working text of its free trade agreement with the European Union – which does not appear to contain any mechanism for investor-state dispute settlement.

19 May 2020

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