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Fast, faster, Early Determination Procedures?

On 1 November 2018, the revised HKIAC Arbitration Rules entered into force (see GAN: New HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules further enhance efficiency of arbitrations)....

New HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules further enhance efficiency of arbitrations

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) has announced that the new version of its Administered Arbitration Rules (2018 Rules) will come into force...

U.S.: District court compels arbitration based on Defendant’s practice of including in its “self...

Zacher v. Comcast Cable Commc'ns, No. 17-cv-7256 (N.D. Ill. June 20, 2018) Plaintiff brought a putative class action alleging that Comcast violated the Telephone...

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)....

U.S.: District court holds that enforcement of award requiring a foreign sovereign to recognize...

Hardy Exploration & Prod. (India), Inc. v. Gov't of India, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Civil Action No. 16-140 (D.D.C. June 7, 2018)...

U.S.: District court confirms arbitration award, rejecting petitioners’ assertion that the arbitrator committed manifest...

KT Corp. v. ABS Holdings, LTD., No. 1:17-cv-07859 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 10, 2018) KT Corp. ("KT"), a Korean firm, and ABS Holdings ("ABS"), a Bermuda...

U.S.: District court grants ICDR arbitral immunity on arbitrability issue raised prior to appointment...

Wartsila N. America, Inc. v. Int'l Centre for Dispute Resolution, No. H-18-1531 (S.D. Tex. Aug. 15, 2018) Plaintiffs, Wärtsilä North America, Inc. ("Wartsila NA")...

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...

U.S.: Supreme Court holds that class and collective action waivers in employment arbitration agreements...

Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 138 S. Ct. 1612 (2018) In these three consolidated cases, Plaintiff-Employees brought class action suits against their employers for...

U.S.: District court finds motion to confirm award was properly served pursuant to terms...

Voltage Pictures, LLC v. Gulf Film, LLC, LACV 18-00696-VAP (C.D. Cal. Apr. 17, 2018) Between 2013 and 2015, Voltage Pictures and Gulf Film entered...