Arbitration News from South Africa

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 New DIAC 2018 Arbitration Rules

On 12 to 16 November 2017, the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre hosted the Dubai Arbitration Week 2017, with various conferences, symposia, and networking events lined...

ICCA-NYC Bar-CPR Working Group on Cybersecurity in International Arbitration

Technology plays an increasingly important role in almost every aspect of life and does not stop at international arbitration. While technology could facilitate the...

Legal issues relating to construction contracts in the United Arab Emirates

INTRODUCTION The construction industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) adopts and follows international best practices for construction contracts governed by UAE law or implemented...

Comparison of UAE and DIFC-seated arbitrations

The rapid growth of the United Arab Emirates' (UAE's) economy brought with it tourism, mass infrastructural projects, construction, commerce and international investment. The UAE's...

Arb-Med-Arb: what is it and how can it help the parties to solve their...

What is the most efficient alternative, i.e. out of court, way to settle disputes? Arbitral institutions provide many options to the parties: “normal” arbitration,...

ICCA and Queen Mary School Task Force’s Draft Report on Third Party Funding

On 1 September, a task force of the ICCA and the Queen Mary School of International Arbitration published a draft report on third party...

Security for costs – Renunciation of the standards set up in “RSM v. Saint...

Can a tribunal order an impecunious claimant to pay security for costs? This is an often debated topic both in commercial and in investment...

Investor-State Arbitration – An Introduction

A. Introduction While investor-state arbitration remains a relatively new area of international law, the number of cases commenced under international investment agreements (IIAs) has grown...

Summary of Arbitral Rules

This table can provide a general overview only. The rules listed may not be applicable in all circumstances. Where rules distinguish between domestic and...

 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.