Arbitration News from South Africa

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recent years, South Africa has reviewed its BITs on the basis that it believed that the BITs were too restrictive and outdated.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

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...

Arbitration Statistics 2019- How did arbitration institutions fare in 2019?

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The International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") recently published its full statistical report for the year 2019, which revealed a slight increase in the number...

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...

Innovative Protocol Developed for Virtual Arbitration Hearings in Africa

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the way in which disputes are being resolved around the world. In most countries, courts...

New Signatories to the New York Convention

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On 3 February 2020, the Seychelles became the 162nd State party to accede to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of...

International Arbitration Yearbook, 13th 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 year, in recognition of...

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...

The Year Ahead 2020 – developments in global litigation and arbitration

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We are pleased to inform you that The Year Ahead 2020 – our publication looking at key developments in global litigation and arbitration for...

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...

 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.