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 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...

Comparative Chart of International Investment Arbitration Rules

Investment treaty arbitrations may be brought under the rules of many different arbitration institutions.  As can be expected, each institution has its unique rules...

The Prague Rules – Inquisitorial Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration

"Creeping Americanization of international arbitration: is it the right time to develop inquisitorial rules of evidence?" A session of the fourth Russian Arbitration Association...

LCIA publishes its facts and figures: The 2017 Casework Report

The London Court of International Arbitration (the "LCIA") has recently published its Casework Report for 2017 which contains statistics on its performance last year....

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...

International Arbitration Yearbook, 11th Edition – now available!

We are pleased to announce that the eleventh edition of The Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook is now available. Leading lawyers of the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice...

UAE Approves New Federal Law on Arbitration

The UAE’s Federal National Council (FNC) approved the draft Arbitration bill this week. The FNC's approval of the draft Arbitration law, based on the...

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...

LCIA Updates Guidelines on Tribunal Secretaries

Overview Following debate within the arbitration community regarding the proper scope of the role of a tribunal secretary and a series of challenges to arbitral...

 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.