Arbitration News from Japan

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

Climate Finance and Arbitration

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the fight against Climate Change was the number one topic on the news. What was most striking about the fight...

Singapore-Indonesia Bilateral Investment Treaty

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Background On 9 March 2021, the latest Singapore-Indonesia Bilateral Investment Treaty (the "BIT") entered into force and updates the countries' investment protection framework vis-a-vis each...

Hong Kong and Mainland China enhance law on mutual enforcement of arbitral awards

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Since 1 February 2000, enforcement of arbitral awards between the Mainland and Hong Kong has been governed by a separate Arrangement, which has successfully...

The Future of Disputes in Asia Pacific

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound impact on businesses, companies have started to look at the medium- to long-term implications of...

The limits of consent in multi-party arbitration agreements

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Certain arbitration rules, such as Article 22.1(vii) of the London Court of International Arbitration Rules (“LCIA Rules 2014”), provide for a “forced joinder.” This...

Arbitration in Asia- an arbitration handbook for Russian in-house counsels

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We are happy to present to you Arbitration in Asia, an arbitration handbook for Russian in-house counsels, co-authored by Jay Patrick R. Santiago, a...

Part II of a Trilogy: Investor claims in response to the State’s protective measures...

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We are pleased to introduce the second part of our trilogy of brief commentaries on Investment Treaty Protection & Covid-19 driven State Intervention. In...

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.