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3001, 2019

Hong Kong Mediation Council to Oversee Investment Treaty Disputes

By | January 30th, 2019|Categories: Social|

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) announced this week that its Hong Kong Mediation Council (HKMC) will administer investment disputes between a Mainland Chinese investor and the Government of Hong Kong in accordance [...]

1501, 2019

Hong Kong Now Allowing Third-Party Funding for Arbitration

By | January 15th, 2019|Categories: Social|

On December 7, 2018, the Hong Kong Department of Justice released its long-awaited Code of Practice for Third-Party Funding of Arbitration, which can be found HERE. The Code—which takes effect on February 1, 2019—sets [...]

1101, 2019

US Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Arbitrator Competence to Decide Arbitrability

By | January 11th, 2019|Categories: Social|

In Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s first majority opinion, issued January 8, 2019, the Supreme Court unanimously held that the Federal Arbitration Act requires courts to respect valid arbitration clauses and does not empower courts to [...]

1001, 2019

California Supreme Court to Decide on Hague Service Convention

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: Social|

On 26 September 2018, the Supreme Court of California granted a petition to review a case to resolve the question: "Can private parties contractually agree to legal service of process by methods not expressly authorized [...]

1712, 2018

IBA Releases Investor-State Report

By | December 17th, 2018|Categories: Social|

In November 2018, the International Bar Association's Subcommittee on Investment Treaty Arbitration (IBA) released its report on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS Report), available for download HERE. The ISDS Report reviews the contemporary critiques of the ISDS regime and [...]

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