Belgium: Arbitration Clause in Agreements with FIFA and UEFA held Invalid

The Court of Appeal in Brussels has recently handed down an important ruling on the validity of arbitration clauses. Under Belgian law, any dispute relating to a 'defined legal relationship' can be submitted to...

Fast, faster, Early Determination Procedures?

On 1 November 2018, the revised HKIAC Arbitration Rules entered into force (see GAN: New HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules further enhance efficiency of arbitrations). HKIAC has followed a recent trend in international arbitration and...

New HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules further enhance efficiency of arbitrations

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) has announced that the new version of its Administered Arbitration Rules (2018 Rules) will come into force on 1 November 2018. The 2018 Rules can be found...

England and Wales: Application to correct an award does not always extend the time...

The English High Court has confirmed in Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company Ltd v Songa Offshore Equinox Ltd & Anor EWHC 538 (Comm) that the 28 day time limit for challenging or...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court rules that arbitral awards against states can only be enforced...

In a decision dated September 7, 2018 (case no. 5A_942/2017, selected for publication), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court issued a landmark decision on the enforcement of arbitral awards against state-owned assets located in Switzerland. The...

First Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings in China and Enforcement in Hong Kong

In August 2018, the Beijing Arbitration Commission ("BAC") closed its first arbitration case involving emergency arbitration procedures in China ("GKML Case"). This case, with the claimants represented by Baker McKenzie Fenxun, is significant in...

U.S.: District court compels arbitration based on Defendant’s practice of including in its “self...

Zacher v. Comcast Cable Commc'ns, No. 17-cv-7256 (N.D. Ill. June 20, 2018) Plaintiff brought a putative class action alleging that Comcast violated the Telephone Consumer Privacy Act when it called his cellular telephone "looking...

The New NAFTA – the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Brings Future Changes to ISDS

On September 30, 2018, the United States, Mexico and Canada (the Parties) reached an agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The new agreement is called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). ...

U.S.: District court holds that enforcement of award requiring a foreign sovereign to recognize...

Hardy Exploration & Prod. (India), Inc. v. Gov't of India, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Civil Action No. 16-140 (D.D.C. June 7, 2018) In 1997, Hardy Exploration & Production (India), Inc. ("HEPI") entered...

U.S.: District court confirms arbitration award, rejecting petitioners’ assertion that the arbitrator committed manifest...

KT Corp. v. ABS Holdings, LTD., No. 1:17-cv-07859 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 10, 2018) KT Corp. ("KT"), a Korean firm, and ABS Holdings ("ABS"), a Bermuda company doing business in Hong Kong, entered into a purchase...

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