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Category Archives: Arbitration

Japan’s first international arbitration center debuts in Osaka

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The Japan International Dispute Resolution Center, the nation’s first facility specializing in international arbitration to settle disputes involving businesses, has been established in Osaka. The center began services May 1 under the management of an association formed by local lawyers and arbitration experts in February to deal with disputes such as those between Japanese and […]

Singapore High Court Confirms Determination of Evidence and Procedure in International Arbitration

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Singapore High Court Confirms that Matters of Evidence and Procedure in International Arbitration are for the Tribunal Alone to Determine In BQP v BQQ [2018] SGHC 55 (“BQP v BQQ”), the Singapore High Court confirmed that arbitrators are generally free to determine matters of evidence and procedure in international arbitration, unhindered by the national laws […]

Singapore High Court Affirms Power to Order Attorneys’ Eyes Only Disclosure

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The Situation: In a recent application to set aside a Singapore arbitral award, the Singapore High Court considered whether a tribunal could order one of the parties to disclose certain documents only to the other party’s counsel. This arrangement is known as an Attorneys’ Eyes Only (“AEO”) disclosure. The Result: The Singapore High Court held that […]

Asia’s first patent arbitration hub to open in Tokyo

Japan will open an international arbitration body specializing in intellectual property here in September, the first one in Asia designed to facilitate resolution of a growing number of patent disputes.

Japan will open an international arbitration body specializing in intellectual property here in September, the first one in Asia designed to facilitate resolution of a growing number of patent disputes. The spread of the “internet of things” has led to more clashes between companies over patents. With patents for essential communications technology now being used by […]

The Inevitability Of Predictive Coding In International Arbitration

Predictive Coding

International arbitration cannot withstand the inexorable march of technological progress any more than the national courts with which it competes for jurisdiction. As recently as this month, Clifford Chance – a leading law firm – announced a comprehensive training programme for its lawyers that covers cybersecurity, block chain technology and predictive coding. In this article, […]

Singapore Outranks Hong Kong as Preferred International Arbitration Seat, Study Says

Singapore has over the past three years surpassed Hong Kong in popularity as an international arbitration seat, according to a recent study. A report released jointly by the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London and the U.S. firm White & Case found Singapore to be the third most preferred arbitration seat globally, after […]

Singapore International Arbitration Centre Announces Appointment of New Court Vice President

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The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof Lucy Reed as a Vice President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration with effect from 29 June 2018. Prof Reed succeeds Mr John Savage QC, who previously served as a member of the SIAC Board of Directors from 2009 to 2017, […]

Chinese arbitration award upheld by English court for ‘first time’

The decision will provide commercial parties arbitrating in China and other New York Convention signatory states with welcome reassurance that England is an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction, according to Richard Dickman of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com. English courts are pre-disposed to enforce foreign arbitration awards under the New York Convention, which governs the ability […]