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Amendments to the Brazilian Arbitration Act were approved by the President of the Republic

The President of the Republic in office, Michel Temer, approved the Law 13.129/2015 on 26.05.2015, amending the Brazilian Arbitration Act (Law N. 9307/1996). The final text...

Brazil and Sweden: Conference discusses Swedish and Brazilian experiences in arbitration and mediation (April...

A conference organized by three institutions, namely the Arbitration and Mediation of the American Chamber of Commerce in Brazil (Amcham Brazil), the Swedish Chamber...

Brazil: amendments to the arbitration act approved by Congress

The Brazilian Senate approved amendments to the Brazilian Arbitration Act (Law 9.307 of 1996) with new provisions in support of arbitration. The text (in Portuguese)...

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

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...

Brazil signs new bilateral investment treaties with Mozambique and Angola: new approach to BITs...

On 30 March 2015, Brazil and Mozambique entered into a treaty, which they call the Agreement for Cooperation and Investment Facilitation. On 1 April,...

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/  

The double requirement that the arbitrator be independent and impartial

INTRODUCTION 1. Several International Tribunals have come to the conclusion that “he requirements of independence and impartiality serve the purpose of protecting the parties against...

Argentina: arbitration legislation, trends and tendencies

  Current Legislation Despite repeated attempts to obtain congressional approval to adopt the UNCITRAL Model Law as the Argentine federal arbitration act, Argentina still...

Venezuela versus the ICSID Convention

Venezuela's withdrawal from the ICSID Convention does not prevent foreign investors from relying on other mechanisms in order to protect their rights. On 24 January...

The Pacific Alliance and foreign investment

Important companies headquartered in Peru are nowadays investing in countries of the Pacific Alliance. This is the case of Alicorp and the Gloria Group...