Arbitration News from Japan

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

The Show Must Go On: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation During COVID-19 in Australia

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Dispute resolution mechanisms are still open to resolve disputes in these unprecedented times. Various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including mediation, are being...

Renewable energy: protection of investments through arbitration

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Investment in renewable energies is a vital part of the global strategy to address climate change. Many States provide strong support and incentives to...

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...

Australian court enforces ICSID awards against Spain

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The Federal Court of Australia (FCA) has enforced two ICSID awards against the Kingdom of Spain (Spain) in Eiser Infrastructure Ltd v Kingdom of...

The Rinehart case: to stay or not to stay

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Introduction The courts are often requested to enforce an arbitration agreement by granting a stay of court proceedings.  A stay application may be made...

Singapore Court of Appeal rules that “arbitration in Shanghai” naturally refers to arbitral seat

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The Singapore Court of Appeal recently reversed the ruling of the Singapore High Court in BNA v BNB and Another ( SGCA 84). It found...

India’s Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act 2019 comes into force

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On 9 August 2019, the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act 2019 (“the Amendment Act”) came into force in India. The legislative changes introduced by...

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 10th Anniversary Edition 2016-2017 

Click here for the chapter on Japan in the 2016-2017 Arbitration Yearbook.

 

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2015-2016 Edition

Click here for the chapter on Japan in the 2015-2016 Arbitration Yearbook.