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recent years, South Africa has reviewed its BITs on the basis that it believed that the BITs were too restrictive and outdated.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

The Year Ahead: Developments in Global Litigation and Arbitration in 2021

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The Year Ahead – our publication looking at key developments in global litigation and arbitration for 2021 – is now available in English, Spanish and...

Baker McKenzie Arbitration Quiz Night

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We are delighted to invite you to Baker McKenzie's first ever Arbitration Quiz Night! Join us on 8 December 2020 at 6.00 pm CET for...

The new updated ICC Rules

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From 1 January 2021, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will bring into force revised 2021 Rules of Arbitration ("2021 Rules"), replacing the current...

UCL / Baker McKenzie Lecture – “International Arbitration – From Alabama to Brexit”

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Join us on Tuesday, 17 November 2020, for the 2020 UCL/ Baker McKenzie Lecture on ‘International Arbitration – From Alabama to Brexit’. This year's lecture...

Join our Future of Disputes virtual conference throughout November

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The world faces significant levels of social, political and economic instability and uncertainty. To a large extent, while the big-picture context is currently influenced...

Recent UAE Federal Supreme Court Judgment on Ambiguity of Arbitration Clauses

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The UAE Federal Supreme Court has recently issued a judgment that tackles the ambiguity of an arbitration clause and the discrepancies between the English...

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...

 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.