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  • Part I of a Trilogy: State measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
    by Jo Delaney on 03/05/2021 at 09:27

    States around the world have adopted measures in reaction to the unprecedented nature and scale of the COVID-19 pandemic to curb the spread of coronavirus, ensure healthcare systems are not overrun and, more recently, balance reviving the economy and keeping control of the virus. These wide-ranging and far-reaching measures are not without consequences, particularly on The post Part I of a Trilogy: State measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on Global Arbitration News.

  • Young IMA Conference and Moscow Vis Pre Moot
    by Dr. Markus Altenkirch on 03/03/2021 at 10:23

    The Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration is pleased to announce the XII Moscow Pre-Moot for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. The Moscow Pre-Moot will take place online on 12-14 March 2021. The Pre-Moot will welcome 54 teams from Russia, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Turkey, India, Malaysia, Guatemala, China, Indonesia, The post Young IMA Conference and Moscow Vis Pre Moot appeared first on Global Arbitration News.

  • Baker McKenzie & WBCSD ESG Litigation Event
    by David Hackett on 02/23/2021 at 13:54

    Join Baker McKenzie and WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) on Thursday 25th February in an interactive webinar to understand the complexities of ESG-related risks and to better mitigate litigation risks associated with ESG performance, reporting and disclosure. This complimentary session will begin at 09:00 EST / 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET for 90 The post Baker McKenzie & WBCSD ESG Litigation Event appeared first on Global Arbitration News.

  • Revision of form requirements for an arbitration clause in Swiss international arbitration law
    by Dr. Valentina Hirsiger-Meier on 02/23/2021 at 08:47

    Switzerland has revised its international arbitration law during summer 2020. The revised provisions of the 12th Chapter of the Private International Law Act (“PILA”) entered into force on January 1, 2021. The article at hand offers a handy overview on the revised Art. 178 PILA[1] governing the form requirements from a thoroughly practical approach, focusing The post Revision of form requirements for an arbitration clause in Swiss international arbitration law appeared first on Global Arbitration News.

  • New Defence raised during Closing Submissions – Arbitral Award set aside for Breach of Natural Justice
    by Nandakumar Ponniya on 02/18/2021 at 09:51

    In brief The principles of natural justice in the context of international arbitration are well established. Every party has the fundamental right to be heard – i.e. the right to present its case, and the right to respond to the case against it. Consequently, a party deprived of such a right will succeed in an The post New Defence raised during Closing Submissions – Arbitral Award set aside for Breach of Natural Justice appeared first on Global Arbitration News.

  • CAS arbitration clause improper under EU law? The General Court of the EU disagrees
    by Aleksandra Zanowska on 02/16/2021 at 09:12

    The General Court of the European Union (“Court“), in case no. T-93/18[1] between the International Skating Union (“ISU“) and the European Commission (“EC“), had to address the question whether the arbitration rules of ISU conferring exclusive jurisdiction on the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Lausanne (“CAS“) with respect to appeals from ineligibility decisions, are The post CAS arbitration clause improper under EU law? The General Court of the EU disagrees appeared first on Global Arbitration News.

  • CAM-CCBC Arbitration Center established Emergency Arbitrator and Expedited Procedure
    by Joaquim de Paiva Muniz on 02/10/2021 at 09:32

    The Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CAM-CCBC), which is the largest Brazilian arbitration institution, has recently enacted two resolutions implementing significant developments: Resolution 44/2020 on emergency arbitrators and Resolution 46/2021 on expedited procedure. Emergency Arbitrator According to Resolution 44, the emergency arbitrator is available to parties subject to arbitration The post CAM-CCBC Arbitration Center established Emergency Arbitrator and Expedited Procedure appeared first on Global Arbitration News.

  • Swiss Supreme Court upholds the request for revision of an arbitral award based on the subsequent discovery of circumstances that justified the removal of an arbitrator
    by Dr. Valentina Hirsiger-Meier on 02/08/2021 at 09:48

    In a recent decision published on 15 January 2021, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (“SFSC”)  upheld a request for revision of an arbitral award of the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) regarding the Chinese swimmer Sun Yang on grounds of bias and lack of impartiality of the chairman of the CAS panel (case The post Swiss Supreme Court upholds the request for revision of an arbitral award based on the subsequent discovery of circumstances that justified the removal of an arbitrator appeared first on Global Arbitration News.

  • German Federal Court of Justice applies CISG to validity of the arbitration agreement
    by Dr. Markus Altenkirch on 02/04/2021 at 10:08

    The arbitration agreement is a separate agreement from the substantive agreement (= doctrine of separability). As a result, the arbitration agreement can be governed by a different law from substantive agreement. What law governs the arbitration agreement if the parties have not explicitly chosen a law for the arbitration agreement? The answer is a continuing The post German Federal Court of Justice applies CISG to validity of the arbitration agreement appeared first on Global Arbitration News.

  • District court finds it lacks personal jurisdiction over Defendant where parties explicitly agreed that arbitrator would determine issues of arbitrability
    by David Zaslowsky on 02/02/2021 at 13:25

    CleanSpark Inc. v. Discover Growth Fund, LLC, No. 20-cv-6164 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 9, 2020) [click for opinion] In 2018 and 2019, CleanSpark, Inc. (“CleanSpark”) and Discover Growth Fund, LLC (“Discover”) entered into a pair of securities purchase agreements (collectively, the “Older SPAs”). In each agreement, CleanSpark sold, among other things, a convertible debt instrument to Discover The post District court finds it lacks personal jurisdiction over Defendant where parties explicitly agreed that arbitrator would determine issues of arbitrability appeared first on Global Arbitration News.


October 9, 2020