ICC’s updated guidance to parties On 20 December 2018 the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) published an updated Note to Parties and Arbitral Tribunals on the Conduct of the Arbitration under the ICC Rules of Arbitration (Note). The Note, which came into effect from 1 January 2019, introduces a…

Overview On 1 January 2019 the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (the “JCAA“) amended its two current sets of arbitration rules. At the same time, it introduced an additional set of new rules with the aim of providing a more efficient and cheaper arbitration procedure that draws on some civil law-type approaches. The JCAA’s motivation for…

In a recent decision in the long-running Astro v. Lippo dispute, the Singapore Court of Appeal (the “Court“) grappled with the question of whether an unsuccessful party to an international arbitration award rendered in Singapore (a “domestic international award“) can choose to wait and invoke a passive remedy only in response to enforcement proceedings at…