2017 was yet another significant year for international arbitration. Many arbitral institutions amended their arbitration rules, including: – the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) Arbitration Rules and Singapore International Arbitration

…in Paris, the non-profit organization Paris Place d’Arbitrage introduced its new ad hoc “Paris Arbitration Rules”, in front of 200 law practitioners from the arbitration community. These ad hoc rules

arbitration agreements and foreign arbitral awards. As such, the Convention permits Member States to apply more favourable rules. In short, the Convention’s application and interpretation falls back on national arbitration

to be reconciled with a conflicting arbitration agreement. Some arbitration rules give preference to an arbitration agreement providing for more than one arbitrator (e.g., the DIS Rules in Art. 3.1…

Arbitration Court and the Sports Arbitration Court, two further specialized sets of rules were approved – the 2017 ICAC Domestic Arbitration Rules and the 2017 ICAC Sports Arbitration Rules. When…

Commercial Arbitration Rules of the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (“JCAA Rules“) party autonomy trumps the advantages of using expedited rules to ‘small claims’. Although the JCAA expedited procedures apply automatically…

the Provisions, then the Provisions will take precedence over the arbitration agreement (Article 30(1)). That is, the Provisions will apply automatically and determine how the arbitration is to be conducted…

conducted without undue interference. Hence the importance of clear legislation governing arbitration proceedings and clear and disinterested application of such rules by the judiciary. Secondly, during the conduct of the…