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The new Swiss arbitration law has entered force, with an English translation now available.
11 January 2021
Belgium has asked the European Court of Justice to weigh in on the intra-EU application of the arbitration provisions in a future update of the Energy Charter Treaty, as the European Commission signals it may propose withdrawal from the treaty if core objectives for reform are not met.
03 December 2020
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
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
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 has become the 166th state party to the New York Convention.
10 November 2020
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
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
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
The Australian government has announced it is reviewing the country’s bilateral investment treaties and has invited submissions from interested parties.
02 September 2020
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