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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...

FIDIC Rainbow Suite Second Editions Unveiled

Recent Development On December 5, 2017, the Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils (FIDIC) launched the second edition of the FIDIC Rainbow Suite of Contracts 2017 at...

Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal clarifies principles applicable where a party seeks to...

This article discusses the decision of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal ("CFA") in  Astro v First Media. The CFA has allowed First...

Australia: Arbitration Agreements

This excerpt originally appeared in the Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2017-2018. The Yearbook comprises reports on arbitration in key jurisdictions around the globe....

SPC Launches International Commercial Courts in Shenzhen and Xi’an

Following its earlier announcements, the Supreme People’s Court of China (SPC) has formally launched two branches in Shenzhen and Xi’an on 29 June 2018,...

Comparative Chart of International Investment Arbitration Rules

Investment treaty arbitrations may be brought under the rules of many different arbitration institutions.  As can be expected, each institution has its unique rules...

The Prague Rules – Inquisitorial Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration

"Creeping Americanization of international arbitration: is it the right time to develop inquisitorial rules of evidence?" A session of the fourth Russian Arbitration Association...

LCIA publishes its facts and figures: The 2017 Casework Report

The London Court of International Arbitration (the "LCIA") has recently published its Casework Report for 2017 which contains statistics on its performance last year....

Minimising your M&A risk: top ten tips from transactional and disputes specialists

In many M&A transactions litigators become involved only after a dispute has arisen. However, a litigator’s experience in handling post-M&A disputes can give them...

The Singapore High Court decides that there is no choice of active remedies for...

1. Key Points (a) In Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd v Avant Garde Maritime Services (Private) Limited SGHC 78 (“Rakna Arakshaka”), the Singapore High Court...