Swiss Supreme Court confirms that claims against bankrupt Swiss parties do not ipso facto...

In a decision published on 1st March 2021, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") ruled on the arbitrability of a claim and the corresponding enforceability of an international arbitral award in the light of...

Brazil Signs the Singapore Convention on Settlements arising from Mediation

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On June 4, 2021, Brazil signed the Singapore Convention on Mediation ("Singapore Convention"), which provides a uniform framework for settlement agreements put in writing resulting from mediations entered in one of the contracting states....

Canada: Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses in Insolvency Proceedings

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On June 10, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal a decision with implications for the enforceability of alternative dispute resolution clauses in insolvency proceedings in Canada. Background In Petrowest Corp. v. Peace...

A Year in Arbitration: Recent Court Decisions from Turkey and Developments Around the World

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In the course of the past year, the Turkish courts have issued various decisions in relation to arbitration matters, which may be of interest to arbitration practitioners, and parties who have chosen or are...

District court grants motion to compel arbitration, finding that parties had delegated questions of...

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Zeevi v. Citibank, N.A., No. 2:19-cv-02206-GMN-BNW (D. Nev. Feb. 16, 2021) In March 2019, Plaintiff Daniel Zeevi opened a bank account with a Las Vegas, Nevada branch of Defendant Citibank, N.A. ("Citibank"). In doing so,...

Climate Finance and Arbitration

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the fight against Climate Change was the number one topic on the news. What was most striking about the fight against Climate Change were the huge numbers that were discussed....

Singapore-Indonesia Bilateral Investment Treaty

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Background On 9 March 2021, the latest Singapore-Indonesia Bilateral Investment Treaty (the "BIT") entered into force and updates the countries' investment protection framework vis-a-vis each other. This BIT was previously signed on 11 October 2018...

The LCIA 2020 Casework Report – More international flavour and a first insight into...

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The LCIA’s 2020 Casework Report reveals that the London arbitration market is busier than ever, at least in part as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Caseload overview According to the 2020 Report, the LCIA had...

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on (physical) litigation and international arbitration proceedings in Switzerland

With the emergence of the COVID-19 virus in early 2020, Switzerland along with many other countries introduced extensive measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Social distancing and protection measures provide new challenges...

Recent Case Law of the Czech Supreme Court Confirms the Importance of Independence and...

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In November 2020, the Czech Supreme Court issued two decisions that are of a great importance for the development of arbitration proceedings in the Czech Republic. These were the Judgment of the Supreme Court...

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