Arbitration News from South Africa

South Africa’s new International Arbitration Act No. 15 of 2017

After a long wait, the South African International Arbitration Act No. 15 of 2017 sailed through the legislature in November and was assented to...

The International Arbitration Bill: South Africa as a preferred Arbitration Venue on the Horizon?

As the world becomes more globalized and as ongoing international investment interest and economic growth across Africa continues unabated, a sound international arbitration framework...

South Africa: The Lawyer / Expert Interface – Getting Infrastructure Disputes Right

This is a series of tips and best practice in working with party-appointed experts presented by Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg Complex infrastructure disputes often turn...

Zimbabwe, Part II: Foreign Investors Faced With Zimbabwe Diamond Mine Nationalization May Have Legal...

Editor’s Note: This is the second of two articles on recent developments related to expropriations in Zimbabwe.  This article deals with new legislation concerning...

Arbitration News from Middle East & Africa

Legal issues relating to construction contracts in the United Arab Emirates

This article examines a range of issues relating to construction contracts in the UAE and sets out practical steps which should be considered by...

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...

Construction and projects in United Arab Emirates: overview

A Q&A guide to construction and projects law in the United Arab Emirates. The Q&A gives a high level overview of the main trends and...

Third party funding in the UAE

This article considers the use and regulation of third party funding in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), historical impediments to the proliferation of third...

International Arbitration Yearbook, 12th Edition – now available!

We are pleased to announce that the twelfth edition of The Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook is now available. This edition reviews important developments in...

Thinking ahead: What to consider prior to arbitration when securing warranties and indemnities under...

In the field of mergers and acquisitions, warranties and indemnities introduced to share purchase agreements (SPAs) offer certain level of security and allocate risk...

Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the UAE

The recently issued implementing regulations of the civil procedures law (Implementing Regulations) have brought a number of amendments intended to facilitate and expedite the...

The Year Ahead – Regional Developments: What are the key developments across the regions?

Asia Pacific Australia Final report of government inquiry into banking and financial services A Government inquiry is examining standards and misconduct in the banking and financial...

The Year Ahead – Co-operation: States and their courts are increasing efforts to co-operate...

We are seeing increasing efforts between states and between courts to co-operate over enforcement of judgments. This is long-overdue when compared to efforts for...

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

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

 

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2015-2016 Edition

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