Singapore International Commercial Court to have jurisdiction over litigation related to international commercial arbitration

On 9 January 2018, the Singapore Parliament passed amendments relating to the Singapore International Commercial Court ("SICC"). The Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Bill (No. 47/2017) ("Bill") principally aims to: (1) clarify the extent of...

SPC’s New Judicial Interpretations Strengthens Protection of Domestic Arbitral Awards

China's Supreme People's Court ("SPC") recently issued two pieces of judicial interpretations, namely, the Provisions of the Supreme People's Court on Certain Issues Related to the Conduct of Judicial Review of Arbitral Cases and...

Litigation Funding in Switzerland

Litigation funding, sometimes called third-party funding or litigation finance, is becoming increasingly popular in Switzerland these days. One major force behind this trend is the procedural law in Switzerland. At the beginning of proceedings...

South Africa’s new International Arbitration Act No. 15 of 2017

After a long wait, the South African International Arbitration Act No. 15 of 2017 sailed through the legislature in November and was assented to by the South African President on 20 December 2017. It...

Poland: How far can an arbitral tribunal go if they consider the contract inequitable?

According to the Polish Supreme Court – very far, as it allowed an arbitral award to modify the key provision of a contract on the basis of equity principles. The questions that arose before the...

English court considers when it is appropriate to grant injunctive relief in aid of...

1. Summary In Company 1 v. Company 2 and another, the English court confirmed its jurisdiction to make orders, including granting interim injunctions, in support of foreign seated arbitrations.  While the natural court for granting...

LCIA Updates Guidelines on Tribunal Secretaries

Overview Following debate within the arbitration community regarding the proper scope of the role of a tribunal secretary and a series of challenges to arbitral awards based on the alleged improper exercise of that role,...

New Arbitration Provisions Confirm that IP Disputes are Arbitrable in Hong Kong

On 1 January 2018, new provisions in the Arbitration Ordinance have come into force to confirm that all disputes relating to intellectual property rights ("IPRs" or "IPR"), whether registered or subsisting within or outside...

Credit where credit’s due: The Supreme Court rules on situs of letters of credit...

Given the flows of credit through London, the Third Party Debt Order is a useful tool in the armoury of international award creditors seeking to enforce against monies of award debtors passing through England....

Time is of the essence: the importance of bringing a challenge to an arbitral...

For those not familiar with the relevant rules, the calculation of the time limit for challenging an English arbitral award before the English courts may come as a surprise.  In two recent High Court...

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