England and Wales

English court removes party-appointed arbitrator due to doubts as to his impartiality

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In Sierra Fishing Company and other v Hasan Said Farran and others EWHC 140 (Comm), the English court took the unusual step to...

England: Interaction between an application for interim injunction and a cross-application for stay of...

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In Jacobs E&C Limited v Laker Vent Engineering Ltd EWHC 4818 (TCC) the English High Court considered the interaction between an application for...

European Court of Justice upholds arbitral tribunal anti-suit injunctions

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In a highly anticipated decision (Gazprom C-536/13) the European Court of Justice (the "ECJ") has clarified that anti-suit injunctions issued by arbitral tribunals are...

ICC Launches New 2015 Expert Rules

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The use of experts and neutrals in ADR is a growing trend. In response to this, the ICC launched a new set of Expert...

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/