Arbitration (12 February - 12 March)

Arbitration News

SPC Provisions sheds light on enforcement of arbitral awards

Global Arbitration News – 8 March

SPC Provisions on Issues related to Enforcement of Arbitral Awards by the People’s Courts have been issued by China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) and are effective as of 1 March 2018. Global Arbitration News highlights the most important aspects.

HKIAC Signs Cooperation Agreement with the Arbitration Centre at the Institute of Modern Arbitration of Russia

HKIAC – 7 March

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) has announced its entry into a Cooperation Agreement with the Arbitration Centre at the Institute of Modern Arbitration (IMA). This agreement demonstrates an effort to progress the collaboration between the business communities in Russia and Asia.

Why Third Party Funding is on the rise in England & Wales

Global Arbitration News – 27 February

The third party funding market in England and Wales is currently on the rise, and this relatively new phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down. Global Arbitration News examines the use of third party funding in arbitration, and answers questions such as ‘when is third party funding typically available’ and ‘what are the cost benefits’?

Is arbitration the answer to settling disputes in the art world?

Apollo – 20 February

Eleni Polycarpou writing for Apollo magazine, argues that arbitration is the way forward for settling disputes in the art world. Polycarpou discusses the importance of privacy in the art world, highlighting that arbitration is an option that can protect this. Arbitration also provides consistency as decisions are enforced across most countries. This is not the case with all court decisions, particularly considering the uncertainty of Brexit.

SCIA and SAC arbitration institutions merge to form new arbitration centre in Shenzhen

Herbert Smith Freehills – 14 February

The South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SCIETAC) and the Shenzhen Arbitration Commission (SAC) have merged to form the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (Shenzhen Arbitration Commission) (SCIA-SAC). Herbert Smith Freehills details the effects of the merger.

HKIAC Launches Women in Arbitration Initiative

HKIAC – 14 February

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) has launched an initiative called Women in Arbitration (WIA), providing a place to network and develop female arbitration. The initiative follows the HKIAC
signing the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge (Pledge) in October 2016,
and demonstrates a positive step toward increasing the representation of women
in arbitration.

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