Publications & News

Cybersecurity Protocol for International Arbitration Published

By |December 6th, 2019|

The following article is taken from Info Security Group. Click here to go to the original article.

A detailed set of guidelines on what cybersecurity measures to take when handling arbitration was released today as part of New York Arbitration Week.

The Cybersecurity Protocol for International Arbitration (2020) is the culmination of two years of work by a working group on cybersecurity consisting of representatives of […]

China: A Special Interview With Mr Wang Chengjie, Vice Chairman & Secretary General Of China International Economic And Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), China

By |December 6th, 2019|

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


This special interview was conducted by Ms Crystal Wong Wai Chin at the end of the Belt and Road Arbitration Institutions Roundtable Forum, during the China Arbitration Week in Beijing, China, on 7 November 2019 with Mr Wang Chengjie, in the presence of Ms Lu Fei1. Mr […]

Arbitrate, or Petition for Winding-up?

By |December 6th, 2019|

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

Where a debtor company fails to repay its debt, the presence of an arbitration clause in the underlying agreement may give rise to a dilemma for the creditor: whether to arbitrate, or present a petition for winding-up against the debtor.

Winding-up proceedings

Strictly speaking, winding-up is not a […]

2018 DIS Arbitration Rules – One Year On

By |September 3rd, 2019|

The following article is taken from Mondaq. Click here to go to the original article.
Article by Anke C. Sessler and Max Stein

On 1 March 2018 the German Arbitration Institute’s (DIS’s) new arbitration rules (the 2018 DIS Arbitration Rules) came into force. The highly anticipated rule reform was the first in 20 years and replaced the DIS 1998 Arbitration Rules. The reform process was thorough […]

Court of Appeal Rejects Spiking in Arbitration Award

By |September 3rd, 2019|

The following article is taken from ICLG. Click here to go to the original article.
Xavier Grange
Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has won a rare England and Wales Court of Appeal victory against an arbitration award, as the case heads to the Supreme Court.
NRF recently advised insurance firm Equitas in a long-running reinsurance dispute related to the insurance treatment of claims for damages […]

46 Countries Sign International Mediation Treaty Named After Singapore

By |August 22nd, 2019|

[SINGAPORE] Forty-six countries signed the Singapore Convention on Mediation on Wednesday – the day it opened for signatures.
The United States and China were among the first signatories of the treaty – also known as the United Nations (UN) Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation – which will provide for the enforcement of mediated settlement agreements across countries.
Singapore […]

Arbitration Centre Focused on China, Asean opens in S’pore

By |August 22nd, 2019|

The Beihai Asia International Arbitration Centre that opens in Singapore today will provide lower-cost and efficient international arbitration services for small to medium-value disputes in cross-border commercial transactions.
The centre, which will also establish a China-Asean panel of arbitrators in promoting people-to-people exchanges, was set up by the Beihai Arbitration Commission (BAC) based in China’s Guanxi province.
“Singapore’s position as an […]

Dispute Resolution Along The Belt and Road

By |July 31st, 2019|

The prospect of disputes arising in respect of projects under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has generated considerable interest, accompanied by positioning on the part of governments, government institutions, lawyers and academics who see potential opportunities. The BRI is, of course, a very amorphous concept. Although primarily associated with infrastructure construction, which tends to involve large Chinese companies […]

Dubai Centre Escapes Liability For “Invalid” Appointment

By |July 31st, 2019|

The DIFC Court of First Instance has found that the Dubai International Arbitration Centre breached an arbitration agreement and its own rules in the manner it appointed a tribunal chair – but cannot be held liable as the error was unintentional.
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Interest for Arbitration Growing Among Philippines Firms

By |July 31st, 2019|

MANILA, Philippines — The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) expects more Philippine companies to take the arbitration route in settling commercial disputes, especially now that new rules have been introduced to expedite the process and make it more accessible even to small firms.
Lawyer Alexis Mourre, president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, said the growing interest for arbitration […]