HKIAC Achieves Breakthrough by Launching Office in Mainland China

By |December 29th, 2015|

The following is an article taken from Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre: http://www.hkiac.org/en/news/542

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) has reached an important milestone by being the first international arbitration institution to open a representative office in mainland China.  This represents a major stride made by HKIAC to promote international arbitration services on the mainland.

The launch of HKIAC’s Shanghai office marks […]

To attract investment, Government amends law on arbitration

By |December 22nd, 2015|

The following is an article taken from The Times of India : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/To-attract-investment-govt-amends-law-on-arbitration/articleshow/45689111.cms
New Delhi: Amid its keenness to attract the maximum foreign investment, the government has sent out a signal to international business community by amending the Arbitration Act to make it mandatory for a judge presiding over commercial disputes to settle cases within nine months.
The amendments to the Arbitration […]

Does the haze over Southeast Asia violate international law?

By |December 17th, 2015|

The following is an article taken from Eco-Business: http://www.eco-business.com/opinion/does-the-haze-over-southeast-asia-violate-international-law/

Once again a haze of smoke has descended upon Southeast Asia. The smoke originates in Indonesia, and has happened nearly every year since 1997. It begs the question whether international law can be used to put a stop to it.

States are under an obligation not to conduct or permit activities within their […]

2015 International Arbitration Survey: Improvements and Innovations in International Arbitration

By |December 15th, 2015|

The following is an extract from White and Case – http://www.whitecase.com/publications/insight/2015-international-arbitration-survey-improvements-and-innovations

The 2015 International Arbitration Survey conducted  by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is the third survey carried out in partnership with White & Case. The theme of this year’s survey is improvements and innovations in international arbitration. The survey examined the effectiveness of past innovations and what could be […]

Season’s Greeting

By |December 14th, 2015|

The New CIArb Arbitration Rules, Effective As Of 1 Dec 2015.

By |December 14th, 2015|

In September 2015 the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) launched its new set of Arbitration Rules in Singapore. These rules are effective as of 1st December 2015 and can be downloaded online via the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators website.

For further information, please contact:

Olivia Staines
PR & Communications Executive
E: ostaines@ciarb.org
T: 020 7421 7483
W: www.ciarb.org

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon’s Keynote Address at the CIArb Singapore Centenary Conference on 3 September 2015

By |September 14th, 2015|

The Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, Chief Justice of Singapore and Patron of the CIArb, delivered the Keynote Address at the Opening Session on 3 September 2015 of the CIArb Singapore Centenary Conference held in Singapore on 3 & 4 September 2015. Click here for the full text of the Keynote Address “Standards in need of bearers: Encouraging reform from […]

Economic Damages: Acquisition premiums and the private benefits of control

By |July 20th, 2015|

The following is an extract from The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2016 – http://globalarbitrationreview.com/reviews/71/asia-pacific-arbitration-review-2016/

In 2014 the management and strategies of several large publicly listed firms were the subject of high-profile public debates between activist shareholders and the firms’ managers. For example, in September 2014, Starboard Value, a US-based hedge fund, publicly criticised the management of Yahoo! and suggested that it […]

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Centenary London Conference Principles

By |July 20th, 2015|

First published on Singapore International Arbitration Blog, 14 July 2015

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) has plenty to be proud of – with over 13,000 members in more than 120 countries, CIArb has established itself as a leading global institution that supports the promotion, facilitiation and development of all forms of private dispute resolution. Its current Patron is none […]

Singapore High Court rejects attempt to set aside an award for breach of an alleged agreed arbitral procedure

By |July 20th, 2015|

First posted on Singapore International Arbitration Blog, January 8, 2015

The Singapore High Court recently delivered another pro-arbitration, pro-enforcement decision in Triulzi Cesare SRL v Xinyi Group (Glass) Co Ltd, [2014] SGHC 220 (“Triulzi v Xinyi”).

The plaintiff’s i.e. Triulzi Cesare SRL (“Triulzi”) decision to challenge an adverse ICC award arose chiefly out of a dispute as to whether “witness statements” […]