Arbitration News from Japan

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

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”

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

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

Singapore International Commercial Court considers first application to set aside an arbitral award

In BXS v BXT SGHC(I) 10, the Singapore International Commercial Court ("SICC") heard its first application to set aside an arbitral award. The...

Singapore Court determines proper law of arbitration clause

In its recent decision in BNA v BNB and another SGHC 142, the Singapore High Court had to determine the law governing an...

Papua New Guinea Accedes to New York Convention

On 17 July 2019, Papua New Guinea (PNG) deposited its instrument of accession with the United Nations Secretary-General to become the 160th state to...

Hong Kong Court grants anti-suit injunction against third party

In circumstances where a non-party to a contract becomes entitled to enforce a right under that contract (for example, a company may be a...

International Arbitration Statistics 2018 – Another busy year for Arbitral Institutions

While it hasn’t been a record year for most arbitral institutions, the demand for arbitration is still very strong. As in the previous yearsSee:...

Hong Kong: Court clarifies when the limitation period for enforcing arbitral awards in Hong...

Under Hong Kong law, an arbitration agreement is premised upon an implied undertaking by the parties to perform an award. Accordingly, the 6-year time...

FIDIC Emerald Book Published for Underground Work

The Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils (FIDIC), in association with the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES), launched the First Edition of the "Conditions...

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.