Russian arbitration center report for 2017/2018

On 14 August 2018, the Russian Arbitration Center (“RAC”) published an annual report for 2017/2018. This report analyses the evolution of the RAC during these years. It provides general information about arbitration in Russia, or about international cooperation with other arbitration institutions (e.g., the Singapore International Arbitration Center or the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center). [...]

2018-09-08T21:13:33+00:00 August 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

ICSID Secretariat – Proposal for Amendment of the ICSID Rules, 2 August 2018

ICSID proposes amendments to its rules to resolve investment disputes. All filing will be done electronically unless there are special reasons to maintain paper filing, timelines have been specified and, in many cases, reduced. Other proposals concern provisions on transparency, security for costs, challenge of arbitrators and an obligation to disclose third party funders.

2018-09-08T21:11:14+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

California – New commercial arbitration law

The new California law on commercial arbitration was signed on Wednesday the 18 July 2018 by the governor of California Jerry Brown. This new law summarizes the research led by the workgroup which was created by the chief justice of the supreme court of California, an initiative launched in order to reform the Californian arbitration [...]

2018-08-06T22:41:14+00:00 July 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Mauritius – New arbitration center

The Mauritius international arbitration centre will begin operations as an independent centre on 27 July 2018. A new arbitration law will also come into force. This new institution follows the termination of the contract between the London Court of International Arbitration and the current arbitration centre in Mauritius. This centre will be financed by the [...]

2018-08-06T22:39:54+00:00 July 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Media release of the Court of Arbitration for Sport – CAS, 27 July 2018, Valcke v. FIFA

As announced in the press release of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”), on 27 July 2018 CAS dismissed the appeal filed by Jérôme Valcke against the decision of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (“FIFA”) appeal committee. Jérôme Valcke, the former FIFA Secretary General was dismissed in 2015 after accusations of being involved [...]

New draft model BIT for the Netherlands

The new draft model bilateral investment treaty of the Netherlands, disclosed by the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs in late 2017, is planned to stand in lieu of the actual “standard text” for the Netherlands BITs and provides for major changes such as the preclusion for individuals from acting both as counsel and arbitrator and [...]

2018-06-27T21:57:23+00:00 May 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Revision of OHADA act on arbitration

On 15 March 2018, three texts came into force in order to revise the unified act on arbitration adopted in 1999 by the Organisation pour l’harmonisation en Afrique des droits des affaires (“OHADA”). These three texts, the Acte uniforme relatif au droit de l’arbitrage, the Acte uniforme relatif à la médiation and the Règlement d’arbitrage [...]

2018-06-27T06:55:56+00:00 March 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments