England and Wales

TTIPping the balance: The Crusade against Investor-State Arbitration

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If recent speculation is to be believed, the EU and US are sleep-walking into a scenario where they surrender their regulatory sovereignty to a...

The Future for Arbitration in Russia – Asia in Focus

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TRADITIONAL ARBITRATION INSTITUTIONS IN TIMES OF ANTI-RUSSIAN SANCTIONS There has been discussion in recent months about a potential shift away from the common preference of...

The Energy Charter Treaty – What is it, who’s in and what are the...

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The Energy Charter Treaty ("ECT") is a multi-national agreement that entered into force in 1998. It is designed to establish an international framework for...

What can happen if parties fail to pay the advance on costs requested by...

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The High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland had to decide whether it could allow state court proceedings if the parties have failed to pay the advance on...

Shagang South-Asia (Hong Kong) Trading Co. Ltd v Daewoo Logistics [2015] EWHC 194 (Comm)

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The English High Court case of Shagang South-Asia (Hong Kong) Trading Co. Ltd v Daewoo Logistics EWHC 194 (Comm) (Shagang) is another illustration...

Comparison of the ICC, LCIA, SCC, CIETAC, SIAC, HKIAC, and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

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What are the differences between the most popular international arbitration rules. You find an updated version of our comparison chart at: https://globalarbitrationnews.com/comparison-of-the-icc-lcia-scc-cietac-siac-hkiac-and-uncitral-arbitration-rules-20160517/  

United States: District court compels discovery in aid of London commercial arbitration

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While there are numerous U.S. court decisions holding that federal statute 28 U.S.C. § 1782 may be used to compel discovery in aid of investor-state arbitrations,...

The Jirau case: decisions in England and in Brazil emphasize differing methods of determining...

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Abstract: In 2012, Brazilian and English courts examined the validity of an arbitration agreement executed in Brazil. The decisions rendered demonstrate the different approaches...