ISDS under ECT remains intact after contrary Declaration by 22 EU Member States

The Achmea decision and its aftermath are still a hot topic in the international arbitration community. In the Achmea decision, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled that EU law precluded resolution of intra-EU...

Singapore Court determines proper law of arbitration clause

In its recent decision in BNA v BNB and another SGHC 142, the Singapore High Court had to determine the law governing an arbitration clause in order to decide whether or not the...

Singapore Mediation Convention

A new treaty to encourage cross-border mediation The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation was signed by 46 States yesterday at an official signing ceremony in Singapore.  To be known as...

Papua New Guinea Accedes to New York Convention

On 17 July 2019, Papua New Guinea (PNG) deposited its instrument of accession with the United Nations Secretary-General to become the 160th state to accede to the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and...

Switzerland: Opting out from domestic arbitration into international arbitration – Federal Supreme Court defines...

In its decision dated 7 May 2019, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (SFSC) clarified the requirements of a parties' agreement to exclude the domestic arbitration regime – regulated in the third chapter of the...

Hong Kong Court grants anti-suit injunction against third party

In circumstances where a non-party to a contract becomes entitled to enforce a right under that contract (for example, a company may be a beneficiary under a settlement agreement entered into between its affiliate...

U.S.: District court denies motion to dismiss petition to enforce non-party arbitration summonses and...

Wash. Nat'l Ins. Co. v. Obex Grp. LLC, No. 18 CV 9693 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 18, 2019) Washington National Insurance Company ("Petitioner") claims it was fraudulently induced to enter a reinsurance agreement with Beechwood Re...

U.S.: District court confirms foreign arbitral award under New York Convention despite pending set...

Compañía de Inversiones Mercantiles S.A. v. Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V., No. 15-CV-02120 (D. Colo. Mar. 25, 2019) Respondents Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. and GCC Latinoamérica, S.A. de C.V....

U.S.: . Ninth Circuit holds that settlement agreement entered as an order by a...

Castro v. TriMarine Fish Co. LLC, No. 17-35703 (9th Cir. Feb. 27, 2019) Plaintiff Castro was injured while working as a deck hand aboard a fishing vessel owned by Defendants, several TriMarine companies (collectively...

International Arbitration Statistics 2018 – Another busy year for Arbitral Institutions

While it hasn’t been a record year for most arbitral institutions, the demand for arbitration is still very strong. As in the previous yearsSee: https://globalarbitrationnews.com/international-arbitration-statistics-2016-busy-times-for-arbitral-institutions/ and https://globalarbitrationnews.com/global-arbitration-cases-still-rise-arbitral-institutions-caseload-statistics-2015/., we have compiled the numbers published by...

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