Arbitration News from Democratic Republic of the Congo

USA: ICSID award confirmed and post-judgment interest granted ex parte

In Miminco, LLC v. Democratic Republic of the Congo, No. 14-01987 (D.D.C. Feb. 9, 2015), a U.S. district court confirmed an ICSID arbitral award and granted...

Arbitration News from Middle East & Africa

The Globalization of International Arbitration

A. Introduction International arbitration is often referred to as the area of globalization “par excellence.” Indeed, it is the preferred means of dispute resolution for...

Post M&A Disputes: Breach of Indemnification Clauses in M&A Contract

Indemnification clauses are common in share purchase agreements ("SPA"). Post M&A disputes frequently concern alleged breaches of such clauses. These disputes raise difficult questions...

The International Arbitration Bill: South Africa as a preferred Arbitration Venue on the Horizon?

As the world becomes more globalised and as ongoing international investment interest and economic growth across Africa continues unabated, a sound international arbitration framework...

South Africa: The Lawyer / Expert Interface – Getting Infrastructure Disputes Right

This is a series of tips and best practice in working with party-appointed experts presented by Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg Complex infrastructure disputes often turn...

U.S. Court rejects public policy objections and affirms enforcement of international arbitral award against...

In 1999, Enron Nigeria Power Holding, Ltd ("ENPH") entered into a power purchase agreement ("PPA") with Nigeria, Lagos State, and the National Electric Power...

10th Anniversary Edition of International Arbitration Yearbook – now available!

Baker McKenzie has released the 10th anniversary edition of its annual International Arbitration Yearbook, an in-depth report reviewing significant developments in international arbitration over...

The ICC Expedited Procedure – New Demands for the Drafting of ICC Arbitration Agreements...

On March 1, 2017, the new Arbitration Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC-Rules”) come into force. In Art. 30 and Annex VI,...

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...

Post-M&A Arbitration: Warranty & Indemnity Insurance Changes the Scene

Post-M&A arbitration has long followed an established pattern: In the course of the transaction the buyer assesses the characteristics of the target company by...