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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...

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)....

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...

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...

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...

England and Wales: Lost in Translation: Interpreting foreign language arbitration clauses

The Commercial Court has upheld a challenge under section 67 of the Arbitration Act 1996 ("AA 1996") to an arbitral award in which the...

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...

Turkey: ISTAC Arbitration is Now an Alternative For Public Procurement Agreement Disputes

Recent development The Turkish Public Procurement Authority recently amended the standard contracts annexed to the Regulations on the Implementation of Public Procurements effective as of...

Vattenfall-Decision Mitigates Achmea-Effect

A couple of months ago a decision by the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") shocked the arbitration community: The ECJ decided in its (in)famous...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court Reaffirms CAS Panel is Independent From FIFA

In its decision 4A_260/2017 rendered on 20 February 2018, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court declined to set aside an award rendered by the Court...