2018 | Mayo 14 The 2018 International Arbitration Survey, entitled “The Evolution of International Arbitration”, identifies the principal drivers and stakeholders that the arbitration community expects to influence the future direction of international arbitration. Trends investigated in earlier empirical studies have also been revisited in order to ascertain changes in user preferences and perceptions. Views were sought from a diverse pool of participants in the international arbitration sphere, including in-house counsel, arbitrators, private practitioners, representatives of arbitral institutions, academics, experts and third-party funders. Sigue leyendo →
2018 | Mayo 11 With 2018 being the 60th anniversary of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958 (New York Convention), the theme for this issue is enforcement. Lawyers from across our global firm review various trends and developments in this area, including current approaches to enforcing awards that have been set aside at the seat and the use of the public policy exception as a bar to enforcement. We provide a practical guide to bringing enforcement proceedings, and offer strategic tips for in‑house counsel on how to best position themselves from the outset in order to secure payment of their claim at the end of the day. Sigue leyendo →
2018 | Enero 6 That is the country’s first commercial arbitration association, lawyer Nguyen Van Hau has been elected chairman.
Stating at the ceremony, deputy director of HCMC Justice Department Phan Thi Binh Thuan said that commercial arbitration is one of judicial support sectors calling for social participation sooner than others such as notarization, assessment and bailiff.
2017 | Diciembre 18 España aspira a convertirse en una referencia mundial de los arbitrajes internacionales tras el acuerdo firmado hoy para avanzar en la integración de las actividades arbitrales de la Corte Civil y Mercantil de Arbitraje (CIMA), la Cámara de Comercio de España y la Cámara de Comercio de Madrid Sigue leyendo →
2017 | Diciembre 15 The European Commission (“EC”) has recently taken another step in its efforts to replace the traditional investor-state-dispute-settlement (“ISDS”) mechanism which underlies the approximately 1,400 bilateral investment agreements in force between EU Member States and third countries. On 13 September 2017, the EC issued, based on Article 218(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”), a Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the EC to open negotiations on behalf of the European Union for an international convention establishing a multilateral court for the settlement of investment disputes (the “Recommendation”). Sigue leyendo →
2017 | Agosto 12 It has been ten years since Bolivia denounced the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes Convention (“ICSID Convention”), becoming the first country to withdraw from the ICSID Convention in history. True, several countries have never even signed the ICSID Convention in the first place (including large economies such as Brazil and India), but until 2007, no countries had denounced the treaty. After Bolivia´s denunciation, Ecuador and Venezuela soon followed. Sigue leyendo →
2017 | Febrero 24
On 3 February 2017, the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) officially released the new 2017 VIAC Arbitration Rules (VIAC Rules 2017), which is scheduled to come into effect on 1 March 2017. Sigue leyendo →
2017 | Febrero 16
10 años de negociaciones. 7 reuniones de alto nivel entre la UE y Canadá. 1.598 páginas. 2 bloqueos resueltos con pactos maratonianos. La aprobación del Parlamento Europeo por dos tercios de la euro-cámara. Y aún queda la ratificación de los 28 parlamentos europeos. El recorrido del CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement), el tratado de libre comercio entre la Unión Europea y Canadá, ha sido largo y duro de roer. De momento, se aplicará de manera provisional a partir de abril hasta que los estados miembros den el visto bueno. Sigue leyendo →
2017 | Febrero 10 The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has said Africa has contributed to record figures for new cases filed for administration under ICC rules in 2016. According to preliminary statistics released in January, a total of 966 new cases administered by the court were filed last year – involving 3,099 parties from 137 countries – which the court said was a record in its 94-year history. Sigue leyendo →
2017 | Enero 30
Sumario En palabras de Johan Galtung, “tenemos entre manos un importante puente entre dos mundos muy diferentes en su discurso y acción: el proceso judicial y la mediación de conflictos. Para recorrer dicho puente se abre ante nosotros el abanico completo de intervenciones posibles ante cualquier conflicto desde las ADR.” Sigue leyendo →
2017 | Enero 26 The China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre (CAJAC) was established in August 2015 to address resolution of commercial disputes between Chinese and African parties.
The Beijing Consensus, calling for a joint dispute resolution framework to be developed between China and Africa, was signed in June 2015 by a wide range of Chinese trade commissions, arbitral bodies and universities, as well as delegates from Africa. It was followed by the signing of a similar consensus in Johannesburg in August 2015, resulting in the establishment of CAJAC. Sigue leyendo →
2017 | Enero 20 Se inspira en el acordado con Canadá para el CETA: una corte permanente al margen de la justicia ordinaria con posibilidad de apelación y jueces en exclusividad. Sería multilateral y ya no habría que negociar un sistema de resolución de conflictos en cada uno de los acuerdos comerciales que firme la UE en el futuro. Sigue leyendo →
2017 | Enero 6 Abuse of process has become increasingly frequent in the fields of international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration over the past decades. A true instance of abuse of process denotes conduct that is prima facie legal and that cannot be redressed through the application of established rules of procedure or due process. Drawing on arbitral case law and the author’s experience as arbitrator and counsel, this article identifies categories of abuse of process that arise in contemporary arbitral practice and proposes legal tools that can effectively tackle this growing phenomenon. Sigue leyendo →
2016 | Diciembre 21 The European Commission today launched a public consultation to gather stakeholders’ views on possible options for multilateral reform of the way investment disputes are resolved, including the possible establishment of a permanent Multilateral Investment Court. Sigue leyendo →
2016 | Diciembre 21 The UK government must clearly and urgently articulate how it will ensure the widespread enforceability of UK court judgments in EU member states after Brexit, a new report argues.
The impact of Brexit on the UK-based legal services sector, published by TheCityUK, stresses the importance of the English courts remaining a hub for global businesses seeking to resolve international commercial disputes. Sigue leyendo →
2016 | Diciembre 19
El pasado 13 de diciembre tuvo lugar en la sede del Consejo Federal de la Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB) la II Asamblea General Extraordinaria del Centro Iberoamericano de Arbitraje, CIAR, en la que destacó la puesta en marcha del dispositivo estatutario del Órgano Supervisor de la Función Arbitral (OSFA) que tiene su sede en el Departamento de despachos de abogados de la Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil. Sigue leyendo →
2016 | Diciembre 13
Canada is a world leader in promoting transparency in international trade and in working to maintain support for open trade. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, today announced that Canada has ratified the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration, also known as the Mauritius Convention on Transparency. Sigue leyendo →
2016 | Diciembre 16
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Tuesday the inauguration of the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA) will help spur investments into the East African nation.
Kenyatta told the first International Arbitration Conference in East and Central Africa, which kicked off in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday, that dispute resolution mechanisms were critical component of the economic development agenda that the country and the continent is pursuing. Sigue leyendo →
2016 | Diciembre 7
El Centro de Arbitraje de la Cámara de Comercio de Lima (CCL) presentó su nuevo reglamento, que entrará en vigencia desde enero del 2017, el cual incluye mecanismos como el Árbitro de Emergencia y el Arbitraje Acelerado, que permiten reducir el tiempo promedio de resolución de conflictos. Sigue leyendo →
2016 | Noviembre 24 Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre or BIAC yesterday teamed up with the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration to promote mutual assistance and sharing of expertise. Muhammad A (Rumee) Ali, chief executive of BIAC, and Hugo H Siblesz, secretary general of PCA, signed an agreement in this regard. Sigue leyendo →
2016 | Noviembre 16 A new arbitration center in the British Virgin Islands has formally opened for business. And some high-profile figures in the arbitration world are getting behind the effort.
The British Virgins Islands announced on Wednesday the launch of BVI International Arbitration with the hope that it will become a go-to forum for commercial arbitrations arising worldwide. Sigue leyendo →
2016 | Noviembre 11
El alcalde de Alicante, Gabriel Echávarri, ha pedido al nuevo ministro de Asuntos Exteriores, Alfonso Dastis, una reunión para proponerle que Casa Mediterráneo se convierta en un Centro de Arbitraje y Mediación Internacional en las relaciones comerciales euro-mediterráneas. Además, le pedirá su apoyo a la candidatura de Alicante para acoger la Agencia Europea del Medicamento, EMA por sus siglas inglesas. Sigue leyendo →
2016 | Noviembre 8
Over the years, Africa and particularly Nigeria has become increasingly attractive to foreign investors. However, with increased investment comes increased potential for disputes and the need to train arbitrators who will resolve the conflicts. In an encounter with JOSEPH ONYEKWERE, the chair of the 2016 yearly Conference of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, (CIArb), Nigeria branch, Mrs Oyinkansola Badejo-Okusanya, said Nigeria is a viable and natural destination for international commercial arbitration. Sigue leyendo →