Laws, treaties and soft law

Hong Kong-China enforcement arrangement updated after two decades

Twenty years after it was first signed, the Hong Kong government and Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China have updated their arrangement on mutual enforcement of awards, paving the way for all mainland China-seated awards to be enforceable in Hong Kong irrespective of the administering authority.

01 December 2020

Firms publish new online case management protocol

Six law firms have launched a protocol for online case management in international arbitration following a global consultation process, promoting it as the new “industry standard.”

30 November 2020

IBA evidence rules set for revision

The International Bar Association’s arbitration committee has unveiled its proposed revisions to the rules on the taking of evidence – as well as its new line up of officers for 2021.

20 November 2020

Sierra Leone joins New York Convention

Sierra Leone has become the 166th state party to the New York Convention.

10 November 2020

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

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