Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2021-2022 – Belgium

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A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1       Legislation Arbitrations seated in Belgium are governed by the Belgian Law on Arbitration (BLA), which is set out in part VI...

Brussels Court of First Instance rules that tribunal secretaries can assist in drafting an...

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In a judgment of 17 June 2020, the Brussels Court of First Instance refused to set aside an ICC award in favour of the...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2020-2021 – Belgium

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BELGIUM Koen De Winter, Michaël De Vroey and Margo Allaerts A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1       Legislation Domestic and international arbitration in Belgium continues to be governed by Part...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2019-2020 – Belgium

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BELGIUM Koen De Winter, Michaël De Vroey and Margo Allaerts A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1      Legislation Domestic and international arbitration in Belgium continues to be governed by Part...

Belgian Court suspends enforcement of arbitral award that constitutes illegal State aid

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On 12 March 2019, the Brussels Court of Appeal suspended the enforcement of an arbitral award that was considered de facto illegal State aid...

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

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The Court of Appeal in Brussels has recently handed down an important ruling on the validity of arbitration clauses. Under Belgian law, any dispute...

Belgium: Constitutional Court allows third-party opposition against arbitral awards

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Following a request for a preliminary ruling from the Brussels Court of First Instance (“CFI”), the Constitutional Court (“CC”) held in a judgment of...

Investor State Arbitration under CETA: Key Provisions and What to Watch for in 2017

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The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ('CETA') between the European Union and Canada was signed October 30, 2016. The deepening of Canadian and European...

Swiss case law on multitier dispute resolution clauses: Is a pre-arbitral ADR attempt mandatory?

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Arbitration is the most popular choice for dispute resolution in multinational commercial agreements. At times, relevant arbitration clauses provide that arbitration proceedings can only...

District Court of Munich confirms arbitrability of patent validity disputes

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The arbitrability of disputes concerning the validity and existence of patents has always been the subject of debate. Traditionally, the prevailing opinion among scholars...

SCC Express Dispute Assessment – Quick and Dirty?

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One year ago, in May 2021, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce ("SCC") extended its portfolio of dispute resolution services with...

Now available: International Arbitration Yearbook 2021-2022

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We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of the Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook is now available. This 15th edition looks at key...

Paris Court of Appeals Upheld Arbitral Award Signed in Separate Pages During Covid-19 Lockdown

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The case at hand is, to our knowledge, the first and sole decision rendered by French courts in arbitration concerning issues related to the...

Myths Debunked: Preferences for Arbitration and Litigation

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No training programme for first year arbitration associates is complete without an exploration of the advantages of arbitration versus litigation. Young lawyers learn the...

The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Turkey rules that Turkish courts’ lack of...

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On 8 June 2021, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Turkey ("Constitutional Court") decided on an individual application concerning, inter alia, violation of...

German Supreme Court confirms that Achmea-decision is transferable to arbitration clauses in other BITs

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One year ago, the Higher Regional Court Frankfurt decided that the Achmea-decision by the Court of Justice of the EU (“CJEU“) is transferable to...

Paris Court of Appeal provided further insight on arbitral tribunal’s jurisdiction over investments allegedly...

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In State of Libya v. Nurol Insaat Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi, the International Commercial Chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal was called upon...

 Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2018-2019 Edition 

Click here for the chapter on Belgium in the 2018-2019 Arbitration Yearbook.

 

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2017-2018 Edition

Click here for the chapter on Belgium in the 2017-2018 Arbitration Yearbook.