Welcome to issue 5 of Norton Rose Fulbright’s International arbitration report.
In this issue we discuss the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU, which is being negotiated during a period of increased debate about the merits of investment treaty dispute settlement mechanisms. Our interview is with Lim Seok Hui, the chief executive of SIAC; we find out her views on Singapore’s new mediation centre (SIMC). And our third (and final) item in our series on mediation looks at what’s involved in concluding a mediation.
We also provide insight into setting aside awards in Singapore for a breach of natural justice, a summary of amendments to the IBA 2014 Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration and an overview of the US law of privilege.
This issue features a trio of articles with a Russian flavour: a Q&A on the impact of Russian sanctions on commercial arbitration in Asia; an update from Moscow on arbitration cases out of Russia; and a discussion around the status of anti-suit injunctions in Europe following the Gazprom decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union.
We look at arbitration developments in Hong Kong and offer case updates from London (in which the High Court refuses to stay execution of a New York Convention award for tactical reasons) and Singapore (where the High Court rejects the ‘single economic entity’ theory).
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