Arbitration News from the Philippines

USA: Fifth Circuit reverses order refusing to enforce Philippine award on public policy grounds

In an April 2015 decision, Asignacion v. Rickmers Genoa Schiffahrtsgesellschaft MBH & CIE KG, 783 F.3d 1010 (5th Cir. 2015), the U.S. Court of...

Quisumbing Torres Conducts Arbitration 101: Tips, Tricks and Traps

Manila, Philippines, July 2015 --- Quisumbing Torres' (QT) Dispute Resolution Practice Group, headed by Donemark J.L. Calimon, hosted Arbitration 101: Tips, Tricks and Traps...

Senate Bills Propose Mandatory ADR Mechanisms in Public-Private Partnerships

The Philippines has declared it a policy “to actively promote party autonomy in the resolution of disputes or the freedom of the parties to...

Philippines: Corporate directors and officers may be bound by arbitration agreements entered into by...

Corporate directors and officers may be bound by arbitration agreements entered into by the corporation of which they are directors. In Lanuza, Jr., et al....

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...

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2015-2016 Edition

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