HCMC launches Commercial Arbitration Association

HCCAA | HCMC Commercial Arbitration Association2018 | 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.

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Las cortes de arbitraje españolas se unirán para convertirse en referencia

Rafael Catalá2017 | 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
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Towards a Post-Arbitration Age: The European Commission’s Fast-Track Reform of Investment Dispute Settlement

Unión Europea2017 | 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”).
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Top 10 Negotiation Skills

Harvard Law School2017 | Diciembre 7
Increasingly, business negotiators recognize that the most effective bargainers are skilled at both creating value and claiming value—that is, they both collaborate and compete. The following 10 negotiation skills will help you succeed at integrative negotiation.
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Manuel Conthe, nuevo presidente de la Corte Española de Arbitraje

Manuel Conthe2017 | Diciembre 1
El Pleno de la Cámara de Comercio de España ha aprobado el nombramiento del exsecretario de Estado de Economía y expresidente de la CNMV, Manuel Conthe, como presidente de la Corte Española de Arbitraje (CEA).
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2017 Litigation Trends Annual Survey | Norton Rose Fulbright

Estadística2017 | Octubre 30
Norton Rose Fulbright has released its 2017 Litigation Trends Annual Survey. This year’s survey polled more than 300 senior corporate counsel representing US-based organizations on disputes-related issues and concerns.

Survey respondents point to a growing threat to cyber security, an issue they indicate stands as the greatest emerging threat to a business. Nearly two-thirds of those polled (63 percent) feel more exposed to disputes in this area.
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International arbitration report

Estadística2017 | Octubre 1
Welcome to issue 9 of Norton Rose Fulbright’s International arbitration report.

In this issue, Norton Rose Fulbright features the exciting topic of innovation and disruption in international arbitration. They review the procedural and technological advances that are, or soon will be, changing international arbitration and dispute resolution more generally. Their lawyers track the global trends, risks and opportunities in this changing landscape.

This report outlines the most-hyped legal technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts. Norton Rose argues that arbitration, as an inherently innovative process, is well-placed to utilize and benefit from new legal technologies, in particular online dispute resolution and Big Data.
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Cuánto cuesta acudir a un arbitraje internacional

Estadística2017 | Septiembre 26
Las estadísticas sitúan en una media de dos millones de euros los gastos de resolver un conflicto en una corte internacional, mientras que los laudos reflejan un coste real que puede superar los 8 millones.
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Londres no quiere otro tribunal de arbitraje tras el ‘brexit’

BREXIT2017 | Agosto 23
El Gobierno británico no es partidario de crear un nuevo tribunal para arbitrar las futuras disputas tras su marcha de la Unión Europea, prevista para marzo de 2019, y permitirá a sus jueces tener en cuenta las decisiones del Tribunal de Justicia de la UE cuando tengan que decidir sobre litigios en los que sean relevantes las leyes europeas que mantendrá.
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Mediation, arbitration to enter law school curriculum

Jurisprudencia India2017 | Agosto 20
To make India a hub of mediation and arbitration, the Ministry of Law and Justice will include Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practices and techniques in law schools’ curriculum. 

The ministry is also mooting for collaboration with foreign law schools and universities and experts in mediation to conduct lectures and courses on mediation practice and techniques.
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Crece el número de contratos incumplidos en tribunales de arbitramento

Infraestructura Carreteras2017 | Agosto 18
Al Centro de Arbitraje y Conciliación de la Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá, el más grande del país, llegaron unas 347 controversias en 2016. Este año la cifra va en 147. Aunque el volumen de los casos se concentra en derecho comercial, administrativo y civil, el sector de infraestructura, con 12 litigios en 2016 y 9 registrados en lo que va de este año, es el que más da de qué hablar.
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Life after ICSID: 10th anniversary of Bolivia’s withdrawal from ICSID

Bolivia2017 | 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.
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Decentralized arbitration to address blockchain disputes

Internet2017 | Agosto 8
Once bitcoin was created, there appeared a necessity to resolve disputes that emerge in decentralized society. The rise of Ethereum and smart-contracts emerged in recent years and intensified the request for a decentralized type of legal entity, capable of providing answers to all types of smart questions.

A few years ago a group of enthusiasts inspired with the technology proclaimed that: “Code is law.”
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Is mediation a viable investor-state dispute settlement mechanism?

Tecnología e Internet2017 | Agosto 3
Recent trends indicate a growing interest in investor-state mediation. Previously, the intermittent dialogue in investor-state mediation was speculative and often sceptical. The perception has been that compulsory mechanisms would be necessary for any dispute resolution process involving states to be effective. However, governments, investors and institutions now seem to be considering meditation as a viable tool for resolving investor-state disputes.
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International arbitration report | Norton Rose Fulbright

Arbitraje2017 | Julio 17
In this issue, Norton Rose Fulbright features a number of articles on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). Lawyers from across this global firm review various developments in this area, including requests for reconsideration in ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitration, whether the doctrine of precedent could or should apply in investment arbitration and the trends in investor-state disputes that can be identified from recent ICSID statistics. NRF also has the pleasure of interviewing Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General of ICSID, to get her thoughts on key developments in ICSID arbitration during her term, challenges facing ISDS and how we might see it evolve over the next 50 years.
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Corporate Disputes

Corporate Diputes2017 | Julio 7
Corporate Disputes is a specialized publication dedicated to analyzing the latest developments in corporate and commercial dispute resolution. To read their reports you must become a subscriber. In this new issue, Corporate Disputes examines the latest trends in commercial dispute resolution in the infrastructure, tax and regulation, and private equity funds sectors.
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FACUA pide al PSOE que deje el postureo de la abstención y vote no al CETA para defender a la ciudadanía

Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)2017 | Junio 23
FACUA-Consumidores en Acción pide al PSOE que abandone el postureo de la abstención y vote no al CETA si realmente quiere optar por defender los derechos de la ciudadanía frente a los intereses de las grandes multinacionales. Junto a decenas de organizaciones de la sociedad civil, FACUA ha remitido una carta a los grupos parlamentarios para pedirles que voten no al CETA en la votación que tendrá lugar el próximo 29 de junio en el Congreso de los Diputados.
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The “Do’s And Don’ts” of Drafting Arbitration Clauses When Doing Business with Chinese Parties

Tribunal Supremo China2017 | Junio 7
When non-Chinese parties conduct business in China, or with a Chinese party, several factors must be considered when crafting an arbitration clause to ensure it is enforceable and provides for an effective form of dispute resolution.
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La corte de arbitraje privada española prepara su ingreso a Perú

CIMA | Corte Civil y Mercantil de Arbitraje2017 | Abril 26
La Corte Civil y Mercantil de Arbitraje (CIMA), la única corte arbitral privada de España, ofreció hoy en Lima una conferencia para presentarse ante las empresas e instituciones peruanas de cara a su próximo ingreso en Perú.
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Seguridad jurídica y arbitraje

Arbitraje2017 | Marzo 30
La seguridad jurídica es la garantía más demandada por las empresas que suscriben contratos con el Estado y por las que tienen acuerdos con personas jurídicas o naturales que esperan se honren los compromisos acordados. Esas circunstancias apelan a la necesidad de ampliar la gama de procesos jurisdiccionales y fortalecer formas alternativas de administración de justicia, como las instancias arbitrales.
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Juan Fernández-Armesto, nuevo presidente del Club Español del Arbitraje

CEA | Club Español del Arbitraje2017 | Marzo 29
Juan Fernández-Armesto fue elegido este viernes nuevo presidente del Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA) tras la Asamblea Extraordinaria de socios que tuvo lugar en la capital de España. Una de sus líneas de trabajo será servir como transición para la nueva generación de expertos en arbitraje desde la continuidad.
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Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Named Number One Program in the Nation in USNWR Law School Rankings

Pepperdine2017 | Marzo 21
The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law has once again been named number one among academic dispute resolution programs in U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 Law School Rankings. Released last week, the rankings place the Straus Institute at the top of the list for the twelfth time in thirteen years.
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CRCICA’s recent caseload: New Annual Record for the second time in four years

CRCICA | Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration2017 | Marzo 13
The total number of arbitration cases filed before CRCICA until 31 December 2016 reached 1161 cases. In 2016, 91 new arbitration cases were filed, scoring as such 75% annual increase compared to the 54 cases initiated in 2015. 2016 witnessed a new record for the number of cases registered under the auspices of CRCICA in a single year (91 cases). The previous record, reached in 2012 (78 cases), has therefore been broken.
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