Laws, treaties and soft law

Russian court rules against Siemens in rail dispute

A Russian court has ruled that a Siemens entity must fulfil a billion-euro contract for high-speed trains after disapplying an Austrian arbitration agreement – as another German multinational fails to lift a freeze on its Russian assets.

01 March 2023

ICCA panel to draft disputes annex for Paris Agreement

Catherine Amirfar and Annette Magnusson are to chair a high-level ICCA panel that will develop and promote a draft annex on conciliation of disputes for the Paris Agreement and its parent treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

24 February 2023

European Commission calls for exit from ECT

In a major policy U-turn, the European Commission has proposed a “coordinated withdrawal” of EU member states from the controversial Energy Charter Treaty after failing to muster enough support for a “modernised” version of the agreement.

09 February 2023

Singapore launches model clause for arbitration-related litigation

The Singapore International Commercial Court has unveiled a model clause confirming that parties to arbitration-related litigation arising under the city-state's international arbitration legislation select it as their choice of court.

17 January 2023

Suriname accedes to New York Convention

Suriname, South America's smallest sovereign state, has become the 171st country to accede to the New York Convention, completing its coverage in the mainland Americas.

10 January 2023

Annacker on fragmentation and integration in investment law

Dechert partner Claudia Annacker used a keynote lecture in Prague to address fragmentation and integration in investment law. Jaroslav Kudrna and Alžběta Bělova of the Czech Ministry of Finance report.

22 December 2022

Why Arbitrate International IP Disputes?

Featured in The Guide to IP Arbitration - Second Edition

21 December 2022

Norway hit with another snow crab claim

Norway is facing another ICSID claim by an investor in the snow-crab industry, brought under a bilateral investment treaty that the state is reportedly seeking to terminate.

01 December 2022

Brick Court puts focus on Enka

This year’s Brick Court Chambers annual conference was devoted to the reform of the 1996 Arbitration Act with particular attention to changes needed in light of the UK Supreme Court decision in Enka v Chubb. A team from Brick Court reports.

28 November 2022

‘Evolution’ not ‘Revolution’: BCLP survey examines England’s 1996 Act

The latest Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner survey has found that most arbitration practitioners are satisfied with the 1996 English Arbitration Act – despite noting that there is still significant scope for reform.

28 November 2022

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