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English Court of Appeal upholds stay of court proceedings in favour of arbitration, as relief under the Companies Act 2006 fell within the arbitration agreement and was arbitrable

United Kingdom - July 2 2020 In Bridgehouse (Bradford No. 2) Ltd v BAE [2020] EWCA Civ 759, the English Court of Appeal upheld a stay of court proceedings in favour of…

Government launches pilot scheme on facilitation for persons participating in arbitral proceedings in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - July 2 2020 On 29 June 2020, the Hong Kong Government launched a Pilot Scheme on Facilitation for Persons Participating in Arbitral Proceedings in Hong Kong…

Russian Ministry of Justice clarifies Russian arbitration legislation upon joint request of HKIAC and VIAC

Austria, Hong Kong, Russia - July 1 2020 In February 2020, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (the “HKIAC”) and the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (the “VIAC”) jointly…

Update [7]: “Necessity is the mother of invention”: covid-19 dramatically accelerates digitalisation of arbitration processes

Global - June 26 2020 This seventh update to a blog post initially dated 7 April 2020 has been updated to take into account developments between 12 June - 25 June 2020…

English court grants anti-suit injunction to restrain Brazilian proceedings pursued in breach of undertaking to Arbitrate

Brazil, United Kingdom - June 25 2020 In the recent case of Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha v Chubb Seguros Brasil [2020] EWHC 1223 (Comm) (available here) the English High Court granted an…

The Kingdom of Tonga becomes 164th state to accede to the New York Convention

Global - June 19 2020 On 12 June 2020, Tonga acceded to the 1958 Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the “Convention“). With this…

Japan reforms laws affecting foreign lawyers: a win for Japanese companies

Japan - June 18 2020 On 20 May 2020, the House of Representatives in Japan passed a bill to expand the Act on Special Measures concerning the Handling of Legal Services…

A decade of emergencies in Stockholm

Global - June 18 2020 The SCC Arbitration Institute was at the forefront of the development of emergency arbitration proceedings, which now constitute a permanent part of…

Update: The discontinuation of LIBOR: issues of substance and procedure for parties and arbitrators

United Kingdom - June 16 2020 The global financial markets are currently preparing for the phasing out of the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (or LIBOR) and other Inter-bank…

Russian courts to have exclusive jurisdiction over sanctioned persons

Russia - June 15 2020 On 8 June 2020, the Russian President signed a new federal law (No.171-FZ), which will significantly change the dispute resolution landscape…