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304, 2019

Uber’s Arbitration Clause Deemed Unconscionable in Canada Court of Appeals

By | April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Social|

In the Ontario Court of Appeal’s first decision of 2019, the Court unanimously reversed a stay of proceedings and allowed a class action suit to continue within the judicial system, despite an arbitration clause [...]

1803, 2019

China & Singapore Agree to Assemble Multi-National BRI Mediation Panel

By | March 18th, 2019|Categories: Social|

During the opening speech of the China-Singapore International Commercial Dispute Resolution Conference, held on January 24, Senior Minister of State for Health and Law Edwin Tong announced China and Singapore’s agreement to assemble a [...]

503, 2019

Beijing Arbitration Center’s New Draft Investment Rules

By | March 5th, 2019|Categories: Social|

The Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center (BAC) released the Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center International Investment Arbitration Rules (the Rules) for public comment on February 12, 2019. The BAC drafted the rules [...]

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 [...]

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