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The new updated ICC Rules

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From 1 January 2021, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will bring into force revised 2021 Rules of Arbitration ("2021 Rules"), replacing the current...

UCL / Baker McKenzie Lecture – “International Arbitration – From Alabama to Brexit”

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Join us on Tuesday, 17 November 2020, for the 2020 UCL/ Baker McKenzie Lecture on ‘International Arbitration – From Alabama to Brexit’. This year's lecture...

Join our Future of Disputes virtual conference throughout November

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The world faces significant levels of social, political and economic instability and uncertainty. To a large extent, while the big-picture context is currently influenced...

Recent UAE Federal Supreme Court Judgment on Ambiguity of Arbitration Clauses

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The UAE Federal Supreme Court has recently issued a judgment that tackles the ambiguity of an arbitration clause and the discrepancies between the English...

New Draft AFSA International Arbitration Rules Published

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In December 2017, South Africa's International Arbitration Act ("IA Act") came into operation. The IA Act incorporated the UNCITRAL Model Law and was intended...

Arbitration Statistics 2019- How did arbitration institutions fare in 2019?

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The International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") recently published its full statistical report for the year 2019, which revealed a slight increase in the number...

Protection of foreign investments in South Africa

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Overview In recent years, South Africa has reviewed its BITs on the basis that it believed that the BITs were too restrictive and outdated. As...

Innovative Protocol Developed for Virtual Arbitration Hearings in Africa

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the way in which disputes are being resolved around the world. In most countries, courts...

New Signatories to the New York Convention

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On 3 February 2020, the Seychelles became the 162nd State party to accede to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of...

International Arbitration Yearbook, 13th Edition – now available!

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We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of the Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook is now available. This year, in recognition of...