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International arbitration update: U.S. Supreme Court limits the scope of discovery in aid of international arbitration to governmental or intergovernmental adjudicative bodies

Global, USA - June 17 2022 Does 28 U.S.C. § 1782 ("Section 1782"), which permits litigants to seek the assistance of U.S. district courts in obtaining evidence for use in a…

J. Alexander Lawrence, Daniel P. Levison, Sarah Janette Thomas

International arbitration update: Discovery in aid of international arbitration - Amici weigh in before Supreme Court argument

USA - March 11 2022 On December 10, 2021, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear two cases—ZF Automotive US, Inc. v. Luxshare, Ltd., No. 21-401, and AlixPartners…

J. Alexander Lawrence, Daniel P. Levison, Sarah Janette Thomas

HKIAC Remains Popular Destination for Arbitration Despite Slight Downturn in 2021

Hong Kong - March 3 2022 On February 9, 2022, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) released its annual statistics for 2021. The statistics suggest that…

Daniel Steel, Sarah Janette Thomas

International arbitration update: Supreme Court takes opportunity to revisit circuit split over discovery in aid of international arbitration

USA - December 16 2021 On December 10, 2021, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases—ZF Automotive US, Inc. v. Luxshare, Ltd., No. 21-401, and…

Craig I. Celniker, J. Alexander Lawrence, Sarah Janette Thomas

China’s New Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law: Understanding Its Scope and Potential Liabilities

China - June 30 2021 China’s new Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law (AFSL) (中华人民共和国反外国制裁法)[1] achieves two goals. First, it creates a menu of countersanctions available to…

Paul D. McKenzie, John E. Smith, B. Chen Zhu