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Arbitral Award written by the Tribunal Assistant
  • Deacons
  • Global
  • December 11 2017

In complex international arbitration and investor-state arbitration cases, it is not uncommon for the arbitral tribunals to engage tribunal

Arbitral tribunal finds claims by labour unions against global brands admissible and within its jurisdiction
  • Volterra Fietta
  • Global
  • October 31 2017

On 4 September 2017, the Tribunal in two parallel arbitrations administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration ("PCA") issued a Procedural Order

Arbitrations commenced by workers’ unions under the 2013 Bangladesh Accord can proceed
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Bangladesh, Global
  • October 31 2017

In April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, which housed several garment production factories, collapsed killing 1,138 people. In the

Singapore Sling: Singapore court sets aside Investment Treaty Award on merits for the first time
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Singapore
  • October 31 2017

The decision in Kingdom of Lesotho v Swissbourgh Diamond Mines is significant. It is the first time that an application to set aside an

Textile factory safety claims proceed to arbitration under the Bangladesh Accord
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Bangladesh
  • October 26 2017

In a landmark ruling by an arbitration tribunal last month, claims against two global fashion brands under the 2013 Accord on Fire and Building

PCA Imports UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules Through MFN Clause to Designate an Appointing Authority in Arbitration Under Different Rules
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • Global
  • October 25 2017

On 27 March 2017, according to various reports, the Secretary-General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (the “PCA”) designated Professor

PCA designates appointing authority in an investment case against Libya under the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Investment Agreement
  • Volterra Fietta
  • Global
  • October 4 2017

The investment arbitration initiated by DS Construction FZCO against Libya in October 2016 arises out of a dispute involving Claimant’s investments

East Timor and Australia reach landmark maritime boundary dispute agreement
  • 20 Essex Street
  • Australia, East Timor
  • September 5 2017

After talks under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, East Timor and Australia have reached a landmark agreement that promises to end

PCA Tribunal rules on disputed Slovenia and Croatia land and maritime boundaries
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Slovenia, Croatia, European Union
  • September 4 2017

In a long-running dispute, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (“PCA“) Tribunal has issued its Final Award. The Final Award, which runs to nearly 400

Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) sets up office in Singapore
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Singapore
  • August 10 2017

On 25 July 2017, the Singapore Ministry of Law announced that the PCA will set up a staffed office in Singapore, being its first office in Asia. The