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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...

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...

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...

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:...

Hong Kong: Court clarifies when the limitation period for enforcing arbitral awards in Hong...

Under Hong Kong law, an arbitration agreement is premised upon an implied undertaking by the parties to perform an award. Accordingly, the 6-year time...

FIDIC Emerald Book Published for Underground Work

The Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils (FIDIC), in association with the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES), launched the First Edition of the "Conditions...

Japan: Consequences of an arbitrator’s failure to disclose relevant facts

In a recent case, Japan’s Supreme Court overturned a decision of the Osaka High Court to set aside a JCAA award on the ground...

International Arbitration Yearbook, 12th Edition – now available!

We are pleased to announce that the twelfth edition of The Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook is now available. This edition reviews important developments in...

Thinking ahead: What to consider prior to arbitration when securing warranties and indemnities under...

In the field of mergers and acquisitions, warranties and indemnities introduced to share purchase agreements (SPAs) offer certain level of security and allocate risk...

Landmark development allows interim relief protection in China for Hong Kong arbitrations

On 2 April 2019, the Hong Kong Government and China's Supreme People's Court entered into a landmark arrangement ("Arrangement") that will allow, for the...