Arbitrator challenges: a practical guide

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1. A case for challenge Nothing is more important in arbitration than the impartiality and independence of arbitrators. Parties hand over their fundamental right to have their dispute heard to one or more individuals in...

The new updated ICC Rules

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From 1 January 2021, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will bring into force revised 2021 Rules of Arbitration ("2021 Rules"), replacing the current rules last updated in 2017. This is the third update...

Swiss Supreme Court rejects request for revision of an arbitral award as the new...

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In its decision published 21 October 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") denied the revision of an arbitral award on the basis that the allegedly new facts were neither "new" nor relevant for...

UCL / Baker McKenzie Lecture – “International Arbitration – From Alabama to Brexit”

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Join us on Tuesday, 17 November 2020, for the 2020 UCL/ Baker McKenzie Lecture on ‘International Arbitration – From Alabama to Brexit’. This year's lecture will be delivered by Prof. Dr. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler and chaired...

District court stays enforcement of $2 billion arbitral award against Egypt while ICSID annulment...

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Plaintiff, Unión Fenosa Gas, S.A. ("UFG"), a specialized natural-gas corporation organized under the laws of Spain, brought suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to enforce an arbitral award against...

Join our Future of Disputes virtual conference throughout November

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The world faces significant levels of social, political and economic instability and uncertainty. To a large extent, while the big-picture context is currently influenced by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, global pandemics are just one...

New Act seeks to enhance Singapore’s status as an international arbitration hub

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On 6 October 2020, the International Arbitration (Amendment) Act (the "Act") was passed by the Singapore Parliament. The International Arbitration Act (the "IAA") was last amended in 2012. The arbitration landscape has significantly changed since...

Recent UAE Federal Supreme Court Judgment on Ambiguity of Arbitration Clauses

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The UAE Federal Supreme Court has recently issued a judgment that tackles the ambiguity of an arbitration clause and the discrepancies between the English and Arabic translation of it. In the case in question, the...

Swiss Supreme Court confirms that arbitral tribunal’s findings as to the parties’ actual and...

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In a recent decision published on 18 May 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") upheld an arbitral award in which the arbitral tribunal had declined jurisdiction in the absence of a valid arbitration...

IV St Petersburg Online Pre-Moot and FDI E-Conference

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The IV St. Petersburg Online Pre-Moot and FDI E-Conference will take place from October 30-31, 2020. Teams participating in the Pre-Moot will get an opportunity to sharpen their oral presentations and legal arguments before...

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