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  • Year: 2018
  • Month: October

Russia’s arbitration reform – what do the new laws mean for arbitration in Russia?

31 October 2018 Valeria Romanova, Russia

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Significant amendments to Russia’s arbitration laws (the “New Laws”) came into force back in September 2016. The New Laws are intended to create modern and effective mechanisms for domestic and international arbitration in Russia, as well as to provide solutions to some of the perceived problems associated with using arbitration in Russia. Valeria Romanova from our Moscow office considers the changes and their impact.

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Striking out arbitration claims for inordinate and inexcusable delay

17 October 2018 Joanne Finnegan, England & Wales; Europe

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In Dera Commercial Estate v Derya Inc [2018] EWHC 1673 (Comm), the English Commercial Court provided useful guidance on when arbitration claims may be dismissed for inordinate and inexcusable delay under s.41(3) Arbitration Act 1996 (the “AA”).

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HKIAC 2018 Rules – where are we now?

04 October 2018 Sadie Buls, Hong Kong

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As we reported last year, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) is consulting on amendments to its 2013 version of the Rules in an effort to respond to the needs of HKIAC users and technological advances in dispute resolution. The ongoing rules revision process is overseen by the HKIAC Rules Revision Committee. The first draft of the new rules was published back in August 2017 and highlighted major amendments proposed by the Committee for public consultation.

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