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JCAA Call for Public Comments on proposed updates to its rules

Global, Japan - December 12 2018 The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) has issued a call for public comments on its proposal to (i) amend its two current sets of…

English Court upholds on paper dismissal of serious irregularity challenge with no prospects of success

United Kingdom - December 11 2018 The English High Court’s decision in Asset Management Corporation Of Nigeria v Qatar National Bank [2018] EWHC 2218 (Comm), handed down in July 2018…

Hong Kong’s Funding Code Published

Hong Kong - December 11 2018 As noted in our earlier post, Hong Kong published its long-awaited Code of Practice for Third Party Funding of Arbitration on 7 December 2018…

Arbitrator’s Independent Inquiries amount to a serious Irregularity - English Court remits award back to Arbitrator

United Kingdom - December 10 2018 The English High Court has upheld a challenge to an arbitration award on the grounds of serious irregularity, in Fleetwood Wanderers Ltd (t/a…

Supreme People’s Court Issues Rules of Procedure for the China International Commercial Courts

China - December 7 2018 On 1 July 2018, the Supreme People’s Court of China (SPC) promulgated Provisions on Several Issues Regarding the Establishment of International…

Set-aside not a Backdoor to Appeal: Hong Kong Court

Hong Kong - December 6 2018 In N v W [2018] HKCFI 2405, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance refused to remit or set aside an award on the basis that an arbitrator had…

The Threat of Imprisonment for Arbitrators in the UAE has been Removed as Article 257 is Amended

United Arab Emirates - November 29 2018 A decision by the federal government of the UAE to remove arbitrators from the scope of application of Article 257 of the UAE Penal Code has been…

Facing cybersecurity head on: the arbitration community develops guidance on how to tackle this difficult issue

Hong Kong, United Kingdom - November 23 2018 There is an emerging consensus among the arbitration community that parties, arbitral institutions and tribunals in individual arbitration matters…

The ICC standard arbitration clause potentially invalid in Russia

Russia - November 17 2018 According to Russian media, the ICC has recently applied to the Russian Supreme Court (“SC“) asking that it clarify the approach of Russian courts to…

Back whence it came: Hong Kong Court remits Award for serious irregularity

Hong Kong - November 6 2018 A tribunal had decided liability and awarded sums as due on a basis not advanced by the claimant. In P v M [2018] HKCFI 2280, The Hong Kong Court of…