Arbitration News from Japan

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2021-2022 – Japan

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A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1       Legislation International arbitration in Japan continues to be governed by the Arbitration Act of 2003, which took effect in 2004 and...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2020-2021 – Japan

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JAPAN Yoshiaki Muto, Takeshi Yoshida, Dominic Sharman and Yuko Kai A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1      Legislation International arbitration in Japan continues to be governed by the Arbitration Act...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2019-2020 – Japan

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JAPAN Yoshiaki Muto, Takeshi Yoshida, Dominic Sharman and Yuko Kai A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1 Legislation International arbitration in Japan continues to be governed by the Arbitration Act...

Japan: Consequences of an arbitrator’s failure to disclose relevant facts

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In a recent case, Japan’s Supreme Court overturned a decision of the Osaka High Court to set aside a JCAA award on the ground...

New EU-Japan Trade Deal: EU declares ISDS “dead”

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The European Union and Japan have announced the main elements of a new economic partnership agreement, which has been hailed as the most important...

TPP text released: Investment Chapter

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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

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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

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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

Singapore: Tribunal not bound by precise terms of parties’ pleadings and submissions

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It is trite that an arbitral tribunal has no jurisdiction to decide any issue that has not been submitted to arbitration, and that the...

The Federal Court of Australia decided on whether to recognise or enforce an award...

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Australian Courts continue to take an arbitration friendly approach to applications to recognise and enforce foreign awards. In EBJ21 v EB021, the Federal Court of...

Now available: International Arbitration Yearbook 2021-2022

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We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of the Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook is now available. This 15th edition looks at key...

Myths Debunked: Preferences for Arbitration and Litigation

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No training programme for first year arbitration associates is complete without an exploration of the advantages of arbitration versus litigation. Young lawyers learn the...

Hong Kong Court of Appeal confirms presumption against taking bills of exchange into arbitration

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The case of T v W reinforces the important principle that bills of exchange have a legal life of their own, separate from the...

Singapore: Court of Appeal sets aside arbitral award for breach of natural justice

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The Court of Appeal in CAJ v. CAI SGCA 102 has upheld an earlier High Court decision to set aside part of an...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2021-2022 – Singapore

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A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1         No Legislative Amendments to the IAA and AA in Singapore International arbitration continues to be governed by the International Arbitration Act...

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2018-2019 Edition  

Click here for the chapter on Japan in the 2018-2019 Arbitration Yearbook.

 

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2017-2018 Edition

Click here for the chapter on Japan in the 2017-2018 Arbitration Yearbook.