India’s Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act 2019 comes into force

On 9 August 2019, the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act 2019 (“the Amendment Act”) came into force in India. The legislative changes introduced by way of the Amendment Act seek to promote institutional arbitration...

Singapore Court of Appeal rules that an arbitral award made in the wrong seat...

The Singapore Court of Appeal ("SGCA") recently ruled in ST Group Co Ltd and others v Sanum Investments Limited and another appeal SGCA 65 that once an arbitration is incorrectly seated (i.e. in a seat...

The Year Ahead 2020 – developments in global litigation and arbitration

We are pleased to inform you that The Year Ahead 2020 – our publication looking at key developments in global litigation and arbitration for the coming year – is now available to read and...

Delegation of Arbitrability

Abstract: Fifth Circuit finds no clear and unmistakable intent to delegate arbitrability to the arbitrators for issues subject to a carve-out in the arbitration clause - Archer and White Sales, Inc. v. Henry...

No Confirmation of an Award Against Non-Signatory

Abstract: District court holds non-signatory to three arbitration agreements is not bound to arbitrate because it did not merge with signatories' parent company, but became a wholly owned subsidiary, which is a distinct legal...

Poland – Changes to law – arbitrability of disputes over corporate resolutions

Abstract: Polish Civil Procedure Code is now clear on the arbitrability of corporate matters. Background Polish civil procedure law has recently been subject to a wave of amendments. They were various in nature, purpose and magnitude. Some...

District court refuses to compel arbitration where party had merely objected to arbitrability of...

International Engineering & Construction S.A. v. Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC, No. 18-cv-9241 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 13, 2019) This case arose from three contracts, entered into between International Engineering & Construction S.A. ("IEC") and Greenville...

First Circuit affirms that a generic choice of law provision is not a sufficient...

Dialysis Access Center, LLC v. RMS Lifeline, Inc. No. 17-2014 (1st Cir. Aug. 1, 2019) Appellant Dialysis Access Center, LLC ("DAC"), a Puerto Rico LLC, and Appellee RMS Lifeline, Inc. ("RMS"), a Delaware corporation, entered...

Event Highlight: NEW YORK ARBITRATION WEEK – November 20-22, 2019

Welcome to Arb Week New York is the leading center for international arbitration in the United States and one of the leading arbitral centers in the world. New York’s diverse and welcoming business and cultural...

District court confirms foreign arbitral award under New York Convention and denies petition to...

Superior Energy Services Columbia S.A.S. v. Premium Petroleum Services S. de R.L., No. 18-cv-7704 (S.D.N.Y. June 28, 2019) Petitioners, Houston-based suppliers to the oil and gas industry, entered into a Sales Purchase Agreement ("SPA")...

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