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The New NAFTA – the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Brings Future Changes to ISDS

On September 30, 2018, the United States, Mexico and Canada (the Parties) reached an agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)....

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...

Argentina: New Law on International Commercial Arbitration

On July 26, 2018 Law No. 27,449 on International Commercial Arbitration (“LACI” for its Spanish acronym), was published in the Official Gazette. Said law...

Brazilian Superior Court of Justice Reaffirms the Principle of Competence-Competence

On May 9, 2018, Justice Nancy Andrighi of the Superior Court of Justice - STJ, the highest Brazilian court for non-constitutional matters, issued an...

Comparative Chart of International Investment Arbitration Rules

Investment treaty arbitrations may be brought under the rules of many different arbitration institutions.  As can be expected, each institution has its unique rules...

The Prague Rules – Inquisitorial Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration

"Creeping Americanization of international arbitration: is it the right time to develop inquisitorial rules of evidence?" A session of the fourth Russian Arbitration Association...

LCIA publishes its facts and figures: The 2017 Casework Report

The London Court of International Arbitration (the "LCIA") has recently published its Casework Report for 2017 which contains statistics on its performance last year....

Minimising your M&A risk: top ten tips from transactional and disputes specialists

In many M&A transactions litigators become involved only after a dispute has arisen. However, a litigator’s experience in handling post-M&A disputes can give them...

Mexico: Arbitrators not to be subject to amparo actions

Reforms to the Amparo Law that took place during 2013 made it possible to bring a constitutional challenge against private entities or individuals that...

City of São Paulo regulates Dispute Board in administrative agreements

The city of São Paulo enacted on February 23, 2018 Law 16.873, which regulates the use of dispute boards in its contracts, to foster...