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 | 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 7
Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC), a leading not-for-profit that advances the use of arbitration and mediation in technology and technology-related business disputes in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world, today released its highly anticipated 2017 List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals. 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 16 Arbitrators’ lack of industry expertise is stifling the use of international arbitration for resolving technology disputes, according to a study by Pinsent Masons and academics.
Despite being recognised as well suited for TMT disputes by 92 per cent of disputes lawyers, an analysis of the usage of dispute resolution mechanisms over the last five years found international arbitration continues to trail behind litigation as a resolution method, being used for just 35 per cent of disputes. 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 15 The 2016 International TMT Dispute Resolution Survey, sponsored by Pinsent Masons LLP, is the seventh survey carried out by the School of International Arbitration since 2006. It is part of a major investigation into international dispute resolution practices and trends worldwide.
In relation to dispute resolution policies and preferences, the survey data showed that arbitration continues to be encouraged, although mediation was the dispute resolution mechanism of choice for in-house respondents. At an all-respondents level, arbitration is the preferred mechanism but litigation was the most used. 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 | Octubre 25 The idea behind a Brics-centric dispute resolution mechanism stems from challenges faced frequently by developing countries in existing international arbitration frameworks. Arguably, the current international framework, particularly in investment treaty arbitrations, is extremely unfavourable for developing countries. There is inequitable representation of arbitrators from developing countries on such panels, resulting in a level of obliviousness regarding the socio-economic conditions prevailing in developing nations. This often leads to adverse economic ramifications of arbitral awards for these countries. Sigue leyendo →
2016 | Octubre 23
La diputada del Parlamento de Valonia Olga Zrihen, consideró hoy que el sistema de arbitraje internacional para los conflictos estado-inversor contemplado en el acuerdo comercial UE-Canadá, que sigue vetando esa región belga, “no es compatible” con los Gobiernos “estables” de la Unión Europea. Sigue leyendo →
2016 | Septiembre 28
The most ambitious attempt to date to create an institutional mechanism for the resolution of international investment disputes–conflicts between foreign private investors and host state governments–is the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States. Sigue leyendo →
2016 | Septiembre 27
The Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration— to be opened on 8 October—can act as an alternative for dispute resolution to existing facilities in Singapore, Hong Kong and London, experts say.
Singapore, London and Hong Kong have been the preferred destinations for commercial arbitration for Indian parties. Sigue leyendo →
2016 | Septiembre 26
Taking advantage of some provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, some multinational companies are incorporating an Indian subsidiary company with a stipulation in the contract that the venue of arbitration, in case of a dispute, will be in a foreign country and foreign laws will apply. Sigue leyendo →
2016 | Septiembre 22
The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce has announced amendments to its practice note to the parties and arbitral tribunals on the conduct of arbitration. Sigue leyendo →
2016 | Septiembre 18
Recently, at the conference on ‘International Arbitration in BRICS’, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was unequivocal in pitching for a separate arbitration framework for the BRICS countries or the emerging economies. He was clear that India, like other developing economies, has been a victim of the inherent structural bias that prevails in the traditional frameworks of international arbitration. Sigue leyendo →
2016 | Septiembre 14
I have been at endless meetings over the years when lawyers from developing countries have protested about the impact of globalisation on their legal professions, since UK and American lawyers in particular have swamped the market for top-class commercial deals, forcing out the local firms, leaving them unable to cope with slick competition.It is timely to contemplate what the retreat from globalisation might mean for our profession. Sigue leyendo →