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The Changing face of dispute resolution in construction

By |May 6th, 2019|

The following article is taken from Who’s Who Legal (WWL). Click here to go to the original article.

APRIL 2019 | CONSTRUCTION

Shona Frame and Adrian Bell, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Is there a change under way in relation to the management and resolution of disputes in the construction industry?
In the UK, the “Constructing Team” report by Sir Michael Latham in 1994 made repeated […]

A Comparison of the IBA and Prague Rules: Comparing Two of the Same

By |May 6th, 2019|

The following article is taken from the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. Click here to go to the original article.

Sol Argerich (Clyde & Co.)/March 2, 2019

On December 2018, the Prague Rules on the Efficient Conduct of Proceedings in International Arbitration (“Prague Rules”) were released. (For related posts on the Prague Rules on Kluwer Arbitration Blog click here, here, here, and here.)
The Prague Rules aim to increase efficiency and […]

Revised ICC Note to Parties and Tribunals: Will Publication of Awards Become the New Normal?

By |April 24th, 2019|

The following article is taken from the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. Click here to go to the original article.

Ben Jolley, Oliver Cook (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP) | March 7, 2019 | Herbert Smith Freehills

ICC’s updated guidance to parties

On 20 December 2018 the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) published an updated Note to Parties and Arbitral Tribunals on the Conduct of […]

SIAC sees drop in cases, increase in dispute amount

By |April 16th, 2019|

The following article is taken from the Asian Legal Business. Click here to go the original article.

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) saw its number of new case filings drop from 452 in 2017 to 402 in 2018. However, the aggregate sum in dispute for all new cases rose steeply to $7.06 billion from $4.07 billion a year previously.Of […]

New mediation centre to resolve disputes in construction industry launched

By |April 9th, 2019|

The following article is taken from CNA. Click here to go to the original article.

By Shukry Rashid
12 Mar 2019 07:12PM (Updated: 12 Mar 2019 07:52PM)

SINGAPORE: A dedicated mediation centre has been set up for companies in the construction industry to resolve disputes more quickly. 
The Singapore Construction Mediation Centre (SCMC) was launched on Tuesday (Mar 12) by the Singapore Contractors Association (SCAL), after it […]

Determination of seat of arbitration, and its legal significance

By |April 8th, 2019|

The following article is taken from China Business Law Journal. Click here to go to the original article.

By Jiang Qiuju, BAC/BIAC

19 March 2019

The seat of arbitration is a concept referring to location in the legal significance of international commercial arbitration. In the absence of parties’ agreement, the arbitration procedure shall be governed by the law of the seat of such […]

The ICC standard arbitration clause potentially invalid in Russia

By |December 26th, 2018|

The following article is taken from Herbert Smith Freehills: Click here to go to the original article.

17 November, 2018 · 8:33 am
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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 the ICC standard arbitration clause demonstrated in one of their cases […]

The Singapore Convention: A breakthrough for international trade

By |December 17th, 2018|

The following article is taken from National Magazine: Click here to go to the original article.

By Alexander Gay  | November 27, 2018

Litigation and arbitration can be lengthy and costly, which explains in part why mediation has been gaining in popularity as a method for resolving cross-border commercial disputes. What’s lacking, however, is a comprehensive legal framework for the enforcement […]

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

By |December 14th, 2018|

The following article is taken from Herbert Smith Freehills: Click here to go to the original article.

23 November, 2018 · 1:33 pm
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There is an emerging consensus among the arbitration community that parties, arbitral institutions and tribunals in individual arbitration matters must give greater attention to cybersecurity in order to minimise the risks of a successful attack.
International arbitrations […]

A future-ready justice system for Singapore

By |December 14th, 2018|

The following article is taken from The Business Times. Click here to go to the original article.

Thu, Nov 15, 2018 – 5:50 AM | THIO SHEN-YI

IN 2015, the Chief Justice established the Civil Justice Commission (CJC) to review Singapore’s civil justice system, with the goal of transforming and modernising the litigation process. The CJC’s report was issued in October 2018, along with […]