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Hong Kong enacts supplemental arrangement in full

Hong Kong - June 15 2021 In a previous post, we reported the Supplemental Arrangement Concerning Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between the Mainland and the Hong Kong…

English High Court considers rare application under S32 Arbitration Act 1996 to determine preliminary point of jurisdiction

United Kingdom - June 10 2021 In the recent decision in Armada Ship Management (S) Pte Ltd v Schiste Oil and Gas Nigeria Ltd [2021] EWHC 1094 (Comm) the English High Court (the…

Supreme Court of Western Australia rebukes efforts to ‘manufacture a pathway’ to appeal arbitral award

Australia - May 28 2021 Losers beware! A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Western Australia has reaffirmed its support of the arbitral system and processes, and made…

ICC and SIAC attain “permanent arbitration institution” status in Russia

Global - May 27 2021 On 18 May 2021, the Russian Ministry of Justice granted the status of “Permanent Arbitration Institution” (“PAI”) to the ICC International Court of…

English Court of Appeal determines claims against individuals fall outside an arbitration clause in a share purchase agreement

United Kingdom - May 21 2021 In the recent case of Manek and others v IIFL Wealth (UK) Ltd and others [2021] EWCA Civ 625 (available here) the English Court of Appeal rejected a…

An “exceptional year” for the London court of international arbitration

United Kingdom - May 20 2021 The London Court of International Arbitration (the LCIA) has released its Casework Report for 2020. The statistics in the Report show an “exceptional…

Australian Court clarifies approach to scope and arbitrability of ambiguous arbitration agreements

Australia - May 20 2021 A recent judgment of the Supreme Court of Queensland is a useful reminder of the willingness of Australian Courts to enforce broadly drafted…

Judicial committee of the Privy Council finds that no express allegation, consideration or finding of ‘substantial injustice’ is required to establish a serious procedural irregularity

United Kingdom - May 18 2021 In the recent decision of RAV Bahamas Ltd and another v Therapy Beach Club Incorporated the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (the “Privy…

Malaysia: High Court issues anti-arbitration injunction against London arbitration and rejects parallel application to stay court proceedings

Malaysia - May 13 2021 In MISC Berhad v Cockett Marine Oil (Asia) Pte Ltd (Admiralty in Personam No. WA-27NCC-46-05/2020), the Malaysian High Court issued an…

Indian Supreme Court allows Indian parties to choose a foreign seat of arbitration

India - April 30 2021 Settling a much-litigated issue, the Supreme Court of India (“Court”) recently decided that two Indian parties can choose a foreign (non-Indian) seat…