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

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...

ICC – More efficiency and transparency in 2019

The ICC committed itself to make arbitration proceedings more efficient and transparent. To reach this objective, the institution has introduced several new policies in...

The Year Ahead – Competition: Governments are increasingly aware of the competition for international...

Governments around the world are becoming increasingly aware of the competition that exists for international disputes work, between and amongst national courts and arbitral...

The Year Ahead – Innovation: A new generation of legal analysis tools is emerging

A new generation of legal analysis tools is emerging. All of them rely on innovative use of data, and there is increasing use of...

Quo Vadis Party-appointed Experts?

The never-ending clash between the Civil Law and Common Law traditions in international arbitration took center-stage once again in 2018, with the introduction of...

UAE arbitrators need fear no more

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently published a decree intended to end the long controversy around the potential exposure of arbitrators and experts...

New HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules further enhance efficiency of arbitrations

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) has announced that the new version of its Administered Arbitration Rules (2018 Rules) will come into force...

The UAE introduces long-awaited stand-alone Arbitration Law: Summary of key provisions

  What has changed? On 3 May 2018, the UAE published its first stand-alone Arbitration Law under Federal Law No. 6 of 2018. The UAE's...

 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.