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In Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Ors v Broadsheet LLC  EWHC 1832 (Comm), the English High Court dismissed an application made under section 68 of the Arbitration Act, 1996 (the “Act”), holding that insufficient reasoning by...
As reported in an earlier blog post, significant amendments to the Law on Arbitration came into force in Russia back in September 2016.
One of the key changes brought about by the arbitration reform includes the introduction of a new regime for...
On 30 May, the University of Basel’s Competence Centre - Arbitration and Crime and the Basel Institute on Governance (a not-for profit organisation) jointly published a toolkit to assist arbitrators dealing with issues or corruption and...
Last month, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) published its second compendium of state and public comments on proposed amendments to its procedural rules for resolving international investment disputes. This is...
In Sabbagh v Khoury and others  EWCA Civ 1219, the Court of Appeal reviewed the extent to which an English court may grant an injunction to restrain parties from participating in an arbitration with an overseas seat.
31 January 2018 Stephen Lacey; Sadie Buls; Matthew Weiniger, England & Wales
In A v B  EWHC 3417 London’s Commercial Court held that the LCIA rules did not permit a Request for Arbitration filed by the claimant to include related claims under two contracts and their associated LCIA arbitration agreements (thereby denying the tribunal jurisdiction). Claimants in LCIA arbitrations may therefore well wish to consider filing multiple requests in like circumstances in future.
16 January 2018 Sadie Buls, England & Wales
The London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”) has recently implemented new guidelines concerning the use of tribunal secretaries with effect from 26 October 2017. The Yukos arbitration and recent English case law concerning an LCIA tribunal secretary has raised interest in their role and there is also an increasing trend amongst institutions to provide greater clarity and transparency of their role (of which the LCIA’s guidelines are part).
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