Arbitration News from Zimbabwe

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...

Zimbabwe, Part I: A Road Block to the “March of History”?

Editor’s Note: This is the first of two articles on recent developments related to expropriations in Zimbabwe. This article deals with a recently leaked...

Arbitration News from Middle East & Africa

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...

Gender Diversity in International Arbitration – Statistics

Moving towards more gender diversity in international arbitration has gained traction. In our last year’s article, we predicted that “more arbitral institutions will publish...

International Arbitration Statistics 2016 – Busy Times for Arbitral Institutions

2016 has been another busy year for the world’s arbitral institutions. This is reflected by the institutions’ caseload numbers that have been reported for...

The Globalization of International Arbitration

A. Introduction International arbitration is often referred to as the area of globalization “par excellence.” Indeed, it is the preferred means of dispute resolution for...

Post M&A Disputes: Breach of Indemnification Clauses in M&A Contract

Indemnification clauses are common in share purchase agreements ("SPA"). Post M&A disputes frequently concern alleged breaches of such clauses. These disputes raise difficult questions...

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...