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Have you had your day in Court? Swiss Federal Supreme Court decision clarifies conditions...

One of the central objectives of civil procedural law is to provide a mechanism for the final and conclusive resolution of disputes. In accordance...

Rising number of arbitration procedures against the Government of Spain involving investments in renewable...

The reform of the renewable energy industry in Spain has resulted in more than ten arbitration procedures filed by foreign or foreign-controlled investors, given...

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

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/  

Germany: Does the arbitration agreement in a share purchase agreement need to be notarized?

In its decision of 24 July 2014, the German Federal Court of Justice discussed whether the arbitration agreement and the arbitration rules must be...

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

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...

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

Turkish Court of Appeal fails to clarify validity of ‘hybrid’ jurisdiction-arbitration clauses

The background Turkey's International Arbitration Law requires that an agreement to arbitrate disputes be clear and definite. An agreement which contains both a jurisdiction clause...

Germany: Can Third Parties be Included Into Arbitral Proceedings?

In a ruling of 27 November 2013, the Federal Supreme Court dealt with the question as to whether third parties can be included into...

Germany: Arbitral Award in Favor of Insolvency Creditor May Violate German Public Policy

In its decision of 5 November 2013, the Higher Regional Court Stuttgart tackled the question of whether an arbitral award is enforceable in Germany...

Turkey establishes Istanbul Arbitration Center

On 29 November 2014, the Turkish government published a law (No. 6570) authorizing the establishment of the Istanbul Arbitration Center. This new institution is...