Arbitration News from Japan

TPP text released: Investment Chapter

The much awaited text of the TPP has been released.  As anticipated, the Investment Chapter (Chapter 9) sets out protections for investors of each...

TPP: ISDS included in the final deal

Agreement has been reached on the long-awaited Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a free trade agreement between 12 Pacific Rim nations, including Australia,...

Amendments to the JCAA Rules

The amended Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (“JCAA”) arbitration rules came into effect on February 1, 2014. These amendments were a significant overhaul from the...

Arbitration News from Asia-Pacific

US court confirms international arbitral award against non-signatory.

Petitioner, Trina Solar US, Inc. ("Trina"), is a California company that manufactures and sells solar panels. In 2012, Trina began negotiations with Respondents, Australia-based...

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...

U.S. Court confirms arbitral award and concludes that Respondent may not deduct purported Taiwanese...

The Southern District of New York rejected public policy and due process defenses and confirmed an international arbitration award while rejecting an argument that...

Singapore Court of Appeal reviews the scope of an arbitrator’s jurisdiction in an investment...

In the recent case of Sanum Investments Ltd v Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic SGCA 57, Singapore's apex court handed down...

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,...

First Time PRC Court Recognizes a Foreign Judgment Based on Principle of Reciprocity

On 9 December 2016, the Nanjing Intermediate People’s Court (“Jiangsu Court”) handed down a decision recognizing and enforcing a civil judgment made by the...

Court of Appeal provides clarification on “good faith” principle in the context of enforcement...

Hong Kong courts have a discretion to enforce foreign awards under the New York Convention ("NYC") even though a ground for resisting enforcement has...

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2015-2016 Edition

Click here for the chapter on Japan in the Arbitration Yearbook.