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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Alternative Dispute Resolution: the Bill

Gobierno de Pakistán2017 | Marzo 6
The Bill has now been sent to the Senate for approval. By the unassuming title one would not be able to decipher just how backward this bill, if made law, will take us. It has gone beyond purely commercial matters to affect areas that in Pakistan should only be dealt with by the formal court system.
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Arbitration Agreement Included in Samsung Product Manual Is Unenforceable, Third Circuit Rules

Unites States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit2017 | Marzo 3
An arbitration provision for Samsung Galaxy S smartwatches is nonenforceable in a class action claiming the company exaggerated the product’s battery life, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled.

A stipulation mandating binding arbitration, printed on page 97 of a 143-page product manual, is not a valid contractual term because the court could not presume that consumers read or had notice of the terms, the court ruled Friday in Noble v. Samsung Electronics America. The appeals court affirmed a ruling by a federal judge in Newark that held the arbitration provision nonbinding.
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VIAC Announces the Official Release of the VIAC Rules 2017

VIAC | Vietnam International Arbitration Centre2017 | 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.
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U.S. Supreme Court questions validity of arbitration agreements for nursing homes

Tribunal Supremo EEUU2017 | Febrero 23
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the validity of arbitration agreements used by nursing homes in a case involving Kindred Healthcare.

The justices recently ruled in favor of arbitration agreements in two separate cases but they appeared to take a more critical approach to the practice when questioning Andrew Pincus, a lawyer representing Kindred Healthcare.
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Qatar introduces new arbitration law

Qatar2017 | Febrero 22
The Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) has hailed the publication of Law No 2 of 2017 issuing the Arbitration Act in Civil and Commercial Matters, The Peninsula of Doha has reported.

Faisal Al Sahouti, the CEO of QICDRC said the new law is intended to meet the economic and commercial needs of Qatar and those doing business in the country.
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Arbitrating international financing disputes in Africa

Ensayos2017 | Febrero 21
In a December 2016 report the International Chamber of Commerce confirmed the importance of arbitration in resolving financial sector disputes. Kent Phillips and Benson Lim of Hogan Lovells discuss how arbitration can help international lenders and funds resolve African disputes effectively.
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Integrate ‘khaps’ into judicial system, say experts

Jurisprudencia India2017 | Febrero 20
Legal experts and social activists on Monday called for integrating the age-old ‘khap panchayat’ system into the formal justice dispensation mechanism to provide quick and effective justice to litigants and resolve the problem of increasing number of court cases estimated at over 30 million.
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New Jersey Seeks to Become Center Of International Arbitration

Sello Estado de New Jersey2017 | Febrero 16
New Jersey has taken the first step toward becoming a global center of international arbitration by enacting the International Arbitration, Mediation, and Conciliation Act (the “Act”) on February 6, 2017. The Act provides the framework for making New Jersey an attractive destination for resolving international business and trade disputes.
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Mediation Program Helps Struggling Farmers in Minnesota

Agropecuario2017 | Febero 15
Low commodity prices are causing financial pain on Minnesota farms, but bankruptcies are rare thanks in part to a state mediation program.

The farmer-lender program requires lenders to offer struggling farmers the chance to renegotiate debt terms with the help of a mediator before repossessing any property, Minnesota Public Radio (http://bit.ly/2lLs2ml ) reported.

 

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Israeli students win int’l commercial mediation competition

Rachel Rhodes and Daniel Winer photo: PR2017 | Febrero 14
Students from Israel’s College of Law and Business (CLB) in Ramat Gan have won the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Commercial Mediation Competition, which was held in Paris last week. This is the world’s foremost competition on the subjects of business mediation and dispute resolution.
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ICC says African regions contribute to new arbitration cases record in 2016

ICC Arbitration2017 | 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.
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Mediation Bill announced for 2017

Irlanda2017 | Febrero 9
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, has announced that she will publish the long awaited Mediation Bill this year. The option to mediate claims (as opposed to going to trial) already exists in the Irish High and Commercial Courts. However, the proposed legislation will put the obligation to consider mediation on a statutory footing.
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Is an Unsigned Arbitration Agreement Enforceable?

Arbitraje2017 | Febrero 7
As courts repeatedly have emphasized, arbitration agreements are ­contracts. That means we have to consider the law of mutual assent in determining whether the parties entered into a ­binding arbitration ­agreement and whether a ­countersignature is required.
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SVAMC’s 2017 “Tech List” Names the World’s Leading Technology Arbitrators and Mediators

Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC)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.
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Three myths about arbitration in Romania

Ensayos

2017 | Enero 30
While it is common knowledge for law professionals that parties bound by commercial contracts have, according to Romanian law, the legal option to defer their contractual disputes to arbitration as an alternative to state courts, such option remains rather unknown to the Romanian business environment. This explains why a number of misconceptions and myths about arbitration have appeared in time and – sadly – continue to deprive business entities from a method of commercial dispute resolution which can be competent, flexible, confidential, and efficient.
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Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL]

Derechos Civiles Discriminación Género2017 | Enero 27
Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL]
Second Reading
Moved by Baroness Cox

[Baroness, Lady Cox]
My Lords, I am profoundly grateful to all noble Lords speaking in this debate and to many other noble Lords who have expressed their support for the Bill but are unable to be in their place today. The Bill seeks to address two interrelated issues: the suffering of women oppressed by religiously sanctioned gender discrimination, and a rapidly developing alternative quasi-legal system which undermines the fundamental principle of one law for all.

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Singapore Mediation Centre handles record number of cases in 2016 – 72 per cent more than 2015

Singapore Mediation Centre | SMC2017 | Enero 27
Last year, the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) recorded the highest number of cases filed in its 20-year history.

The centre saw 499 cases in 2016, a 72 per cent increase over 2015.
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New efforts rolled out to promote arbitration

Ruanda2017 | Enero 27
New efforts have been rolled out to enhance the capacity of mediators to help reduce the number of cases going to courts.

This was announced in Kigali at the opening of a three-day seminar bringing together US mediators, Rwandan justice stakeholders and lawyers on Wednesday.
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The China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre

CAJAC | China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre2017 | 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.
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Apology Bill put forward to promote dispute resolution

Hong Kong2017 | Enero 25
The Government will introduce the Apology Bill to state the legal consequences of making an apology in certain proceedings and legal matters. The main objective of the Bill is to promote and encourage the making of timely apologies in order to facilitate the amicable resolution of disputes.
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Record number of new arbitration cases filed in 2016

Estadística2017 | Enero 24
The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) had a banner year in 2016, buoyed by record numbers of arbitration cases filed in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
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