Arbitration News from South Africa

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2021-2022 – South Africa

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A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1       Legislation International arbitration in South Africa continues to be governed by the International Arbitration Act, 15 of 2017 (“IA Act”), which...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2020-2021 – South Africa

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SOUTH AFRICA John Bell A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1       Legislation International arbitration in South Africa continues to be governed by the International Arbitration Act, 15 of 2017...

New Draft AFSA International Arbitration Rules Published

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In December 2017, South Africa's International Arbitration Act ("IA Act") came into operation. The IA Act incorporated the UNCITRAL Model Law and was intended...

Protection of foreign investments in South Africa

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Overview In recent years, South Africa has reviewed its BITs on the basis that it believed that the BITs were too restrictive and outdated. As...

Foreign Arbitral Award ceasing to exist following a Compromise or Settlement by the parties...

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Does a foreign arbitral award "cease to exist" when a compromise of the award is made an order of the Court at the seat...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2019-2020 – South Africa

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THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA John Bell, Jackie Lafleur and Terrick McCallum A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1 Legislation International arbitration in South Africa continues to be governed by...

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

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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?

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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

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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...

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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

A Complete Arbitration Framework in the Eyes of New DIAC Rules

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The recently issued Rules of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (the "New Rules") have come into effect on 21 March 2022. The New Rules...

Now available: International Arbitration Yearbook 2021-2022

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We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of the Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook is now available. This 15th edition looks at key...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2021-2022 – South Africa

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A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1       Legislation International arbitration in South Africa continues to be governed by the International Arbitration Act, 15 of 2017 (“IA Act”), which...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2021-2022 – United Arab Emirates

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A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1       Legislation International arbitration in onshore United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues to be governed by the UAE Federal Law No. 6 of...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2021-2022 – Saudi Arabia

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A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1       Legislation International arbitration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to be governed by the arbitration law issued by Royal Decree...

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...

Recent Dubai Cassation Court Judgment on reference to the arbitration clause in a FIDIC...

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The Dubai Court of Cassation has recently issued a judgment that tackles the effect of incorporating arbitration clauses by means of referring to the...

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...

International Arbitration Yearbook, 14th 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 new edition reviews important developments in...

 Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2018-2019 Edition  

Click here for the chapter on South Africa in the 2018-2019 Arbitration Yearbook.

 

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2017-2018 Edition

Click here for the chapter on South Africa in the 2017-2018 Arbitration Yearbook.