About Eric Chang

Eric Z. Chang, firm founder and Principal, has extensive experience practicing both in civil law and common law systems. He is a former French Avocat à la cour and a current member of the New York and California Bars. He has practiced in Paris, New York and California on cross-border matters involving parties and disputes in Africa, Europe, the United States, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. His experience covers a wide range of issues and industries: he has represented commercial clients in cases dealing with construction delays and disruptions, finance, securities and accounting fraud, shareholder disputes, maritime attachments, oil and energy, banking and telecommunications. He also represents clients on investor-state disputes, including bilateral investment treaty (BIT) arbitration.

Eric Z. Chang to Speak at SVAMC / Stanford Law Conference on ADR in the Tech Industry.

On Nov. 2, 2017, Eric Z. Chang will speak at a conference titled “The Evolving Use of International Arbitration and Mediation for Disputes in the Technology Sector.

The Conference is hosted by Stanford Law School, The Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC), The International Centre for Dispute Resolution’s Young and International section, and Sherman and Sterling.

The panel will be held at Stanford Law School on Thursday 2 November 2017. Conference details (including RSVP) can be found here. Attendance is free of charge but has limited capacity (RSVP deadline is 1 […]

Eric Z. Chang to Speak at SVAMC / Stanford Law Conference on ADR in the Tech Industry. 2017-11-19T22:08:37+00:00

Eric Z. Chang To Speak At Third Party Funding Conference at Lisbon University Faculty of Law

On 9 October 2017, the Lisbon University School of Law will host a conference dedicated to the draft report of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration (“Task Force”). The draft report is currently available for public comment, from 1 September until 31 October 2017.

Eric Z. Chang will speak on a panel focusing on the draft report from the Client and Funders’ perspectives. The full program can be found here.

The Task Force Co-Chairs, Professor Catherine Rogers, Professor Stavros Brekoulakis and ICCA Governing Board member Professor W.W. (Rusty) Park, […]

Eric Z. Chang To Speak At Third Party Funding Conference at Lisbon University Faculty of Law 2017-11-19T22:08:37+00:00

Chang Law Announces Launch of the Third Party Funding Observatory Website

Chang Law is pleased to announce the launch of the Third Party Funding Observatory (“TPFO”).

The TPFO is an online initiative that will provide news, information, and resources on third party funding. The website aims to serve as a permanent knowledge base for scholars, commentators, practitioners, and commercial parties interested in the topic of third party funding, whether from an academic, commercial, or policy point of view.

As part of its mission, the TPFO is pleased to be able to assist the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration (“Task Force”), which has now […]

Chang Law Announces Launch of the Third Party Funding Observatory Website 2017-11-19T22:08:37+00:00

ICC YAF Los Angeles Event : Using a Mock Arbitration to Improve your Case

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Chang Law is pleased to announce the ICC YAF event “Using a Mock Arbitration to Improve Your Case,” to be held on 1 November 2016 at 6p, at Latham & Watkins Century City. Eric Chang will be on of the featured speaker on the panel, which will discuss the process of a mock arbitration, including how to plan for, conduct, and incorporate the lessons of a mock arbitration to improve an arbitration case.

Program information can be found here.

ICC YAF Los Angeles Event : Using a Mock Arbitration to Improve your Case 2017-11-19T22:08:37+00:00

ICC Court To Issue Reasoned Decisions On Arbitrator Challenges

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The ICC International Court of Arbitration recently announced that it will begin issuing reasoned decisions on such issues as arbitrator challenges, consolidation of arbitrations, and prima facie decisions on jurisdiction.

In its press release, the ICC Court cited growing user demand as a reason for communicating reasons for administrative decisions. According to ICC Court President Alexis Mourre, the move reflects the ICC Court’s desire to enhance transparency and clarity of the ICC arbitration process.

The Court noted that any requests for communication of reasons must be made in advance of the relevant decision in […]

ICC Court To Issue Reasoned Decisions On Arbitrator Challenges 2017-11-19T22:08:38+00:00

Nigerian Court of Appeals Decisions Signal Pro-Arbitration Stance

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As recently reported by Global Arbitration Review (paid site), the Nigerian Court of Appeal (the second highest court in Nigeria) has handed down two decisions in which it held that Nigerian courts have no jurisdiction to issue injunction orders to restrain or otherwise intervene in arbitral proceedings, except as provided for in Nigeria’s Arbitration and Conciliation Act (ACA).

Through these decisions, the Nigerian Court of Appeal unmistakably seeks to establish Nigeria as a pro-arbitration and business-friendly jurisdiction. Liberal arbitration statutes, backed by sophisticated courts that enforce such statutes in favor of international […]

Nigerian Court of Appeals Decisions Signal Pro-Arbitration Stance 2017-11-19T22:08:38+00:00

Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

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The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today to a coalition of Tunisian labor union leaders, business leaders, lawyers, and human rights activists for their “decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.”

The coalition, formed in 2013, is known as the National Dialogue Quartet and is comprised of four key organizations in Tunisian civil society: the Tunisian General Labor Union, the Tunisian Confederacy of Industry, Trade, and Handicrafts, the Tunisian Human Rights League, and the

Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
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Historic Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Deal Reached

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The United States, along with 11 Asian countries (Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam) have reached an agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. The IA Blog reported yesterday that the deal was very near completion. The final announcement, originally expected yesterday, was pushed back to this morning.

The deal will now be presented to the US Congress, where a contentious debate is expected. For the United States, the trade deal represents a major piece of its pivot towards Asia, and is seen […]

Historic Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Deal Reached 2017-11-19T22:08:38+00:00

Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty (TPP) Trade Deal Near Completion

Asia Globe Resized

Numerous media outlets (here, here, and here) are reporting that the United States and 11 Asian countries are nearing a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty (TPP).

The TPP is a sweeping trade agreement that aims to lower barriers to goods and services and set commercial rules of the road amongst 11 Asian countries (Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam), representing two-fifths of the world’s economy. Representatives from the 12 countries originally arrived for a 2-day meeting, which has stretched into five. Nevertheless, […]

Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty (TPP) Trade Deal Near Completion 2017-11-19T22:08:39+00:00

Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP): Still A Long Ways To Go

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As recently reported by Politico, negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership, or TTIP, are not even halfway complete, according to an internal assessment undertaken by the European Commission.

The TTIP is a trade and investment treaty being negotiated between the United States and the European Union, analogous to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the US, Canada, and Mexico.

According to the European Commission’s report, the US and EU have not even exchanged positions, much less negotiated, on 10 of the 24 chapters of the proposed free trade agreement. With […]

Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP): Still A Long Ways To Go 2017-11-19T22:08:39+00:00
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