U.S. Court confirms arbitral award and concludes that Respondent may not deduct purported Taiwanese...

The Southern District of New York rejected public policy and due process defenses and confirmed an international arbitration award while rejecting an argument that the award debtor could withhold a portion of the damages...

CAS Denies Russian Olympic Committee and Russian Athletes’ Challenge of two International Association of...

The IAAF recently extended its ban on Russian athletes through the World Championships in London this summer, stating that Russian athletes should not expect to be reinstated until at least November of 2017.  Here...

U.S. court denies request to vacate award based on alleged partiality of arbitrator and...

A U.S. District Court rejected Argentina’s attempt to vacate a USD 21 million international arbitration award in a proceeding administered by ICSID under the UNCITRAL rules on the grounds of partiality and an improper...

Germany: Higher Regional Court of Munich Reins in Claimant Over Repeated Challenges for Lack...

In a decision of November 2016, the Higher Regional Court of Munich (Oberlandesgericht München; hereinafter the “Court”), clarified some general principles underlying a challenge of an arbitrator for lack of impartiality (Decision of 17...

Impecunious Claimant – Does the impecuniosity warrant that the respondent pays the full advance...

On 11 January 2017, the arbitral tribunal in the investor-state arbitration between a French-Mauritian businessman (the “Claimant”) and the Republic of Mauritius (“Mauritius”) issued a decision (i) on Claimant’s application to order Mauritius...

Penn Law to host forum on key international arbitration trends including Post-Brexit and Trump...

The International Arbitration Association (IAA) at Penn Law will host the Contemporary Issues & Emerging Trends in International Arbitration Conference on March 27, 2017 between 9am-8pm. Grant Hanessian, chair of Baker McKenzie's  International Arbitration Group...

Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Publishes Report on Investor State Arbitration

The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce ("SCC") was founded in 1917.  It is part of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, but acts independently in its administration of domestic and international disputes....

UK Supreme Court rules on whether award debtors can be ordered to pay security...

In a landmark decision, the UK Supreme Court has determined that the New York Convention does not permit domestic courts to require the provision of security as a condition for challenging the recognition and...

Brazilian Superior Court Suspends Lawsuit Pending Arbitration

03Last February 9, the Second Section of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ), the highest court for non-constitutional matters, has suspended an execution lawsuit (ação de execução) based on a contract due to...

Singapore Court of Appeal reviews the scope of an arbitrator’s jurisdiction in an investment...

In the recent case of Sanum Investments Ltd v Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic SGCA 57, Singapore's apex court handed down its first decision dealing with the validity of an investment-treaty...

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