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The Paris Court upholds the supranational nature of OHADA law in dismissing annulment application (CA Paris 16/25484, 20 December 2018)

France, Global - February 14 2019 The Paris Court of Appeals recently upheld an arbitral award applying OHADA law. The application to set aside the award had been brought by the State…

How Far Do Tribunals Have a Duty to Investigate Corruption? The Kenyan High Court Has Its Word

Global, Kenya - February 14 2019 It is twelve years since an ICSID tribunal dismissed World Duty Free’s claim against the Republic of Kenya for breach of a lease agreement signed in…

Hong Kong Arbitration Week Recap: Making Arbitration Fit for the Future

Hong Kong - November 6 2018 Hogan Lovells hosted an event yesterday, 30 October 2018, at its Hong Kong office, as part of the Hong Kong Arbitration Week, titled “Making…

New effort to control time and cost in arbitration - the Prague Rules

Global - November 5 2018 The draft ‘Rules on the Efficient Conduct of Proceedings of International Arbitration’ (the “Prague Rules“), which were released on 1 September 2018…

Hong Kong court refuses to enforce an arbitral award on the basis of violation of public policy

Hong Kong - November 1 2018 In Z and Y [2018] HKCFI 2342, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (“CFI”) refused to recognize and enforce an arbitral award (“Award”) of the China…

The long reach of US discovery: Commercial Court allows enforcement of 28 USC §1782 discovery order

Global - October 30 2018 In recent years, US federal procedural law has emerged as a powerful weapon in cross-border disputes. In particular, section 1782 of Title 28 of the…

The establishment of three new organisations points to further growth in African arbitration

Africa - October 15 2018 Africa’s economic growth is picking up pace and is expected to reach 6.3% in East Africa and 3.4% in Sub-Saharan Africa by the end of this year…

Latest developments in the Sanum saga: application to refuse enforcement rejected

Global, Singapore - July 10 2018 In what has been a long-standing dispute comprising several applications before the courts of Singapore and Hong Kong, the Singapore High Court has…

Reform of the Arbitration Act 1996 and confidentiality: it’s not all about an opt-in

United Kingdom - April 19 2018 In December 2017, the Law Commission launched its Thirteenth Programme of Law Reform. In it, the Law Commission suggests that it might be time to…

Court of Final Appeal extends time for First Media to challenge enforcement orders and judgment

Hong Kong - April 13 2018 In Astro Nusantara International B.V. and Others v. PT First Media TBK [2018] HKCFA 12; FACV 14/2017 (11 April 2018), Hong Kong’s highest court the…