31 January 2022
Paula Hodges QC to participate in event celebrating 25 years of the English Arbitration Act
The Arbitration Act 1996 came into force on 31 January 1997. Exactly 25 years later, this event will celebrate its success and consider what the future may hold for the Act. There will be an afternoon of presentations offering differing perspectives, past and present, as well as a debate " This...
11 November 2021
LONDON CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE DISPUTES GROUP AUTHORS CHAPTER IN GAR GUIDE TO CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION
London-based Construction & Infrastructure Disputes Partners James Doe and David Nitek and Professional Support Lawyer Noe Minamikata have authored the chapter on 'Construction Arbitration and Turnkey Projects' in the fourth edition of Global Arbitration Review’s Guide to Construction...
15 September 2021
GAR The Guide to Advocacy - Edition 5 - Cultural Considerations: United States
Amal Bouchenaki, Partner in Herbert Smith Freehills’ New York office, has contributed to the Fifth Edition of Global Arbitration Review’s “The Guide to Advocacy” with a chapter entitled “Cultural Considerations in Advocacy: United States”.
28 July 2021
New law on escalation clauses in Hong Kong
Key judgment on arbitration clauses affecting thousands of commercial contracts Many commercial contracts contain "escalation clauses"requiring parties to take certain steps before formal arbitration begins – such as a requirement to "negotiate in good faith" before starting arbitration.
02 July 2021
Australian court provides guidance on drafting of arbitration agreements and reasoning of awards
In a recent blog post , we discussed Australia’s pro-enforcement approach to foreign arbitral awards. A recent case of the Victorian Court of Appeal ( VCA ) affirms this approach in relation to domestic awards.
25 June 2021
Federal Court of Australia continues to reinforce Australia’s pro-enforcement approach to foreign arbitral awards
A recent case of the Federal Court of Australia affirms the Australian courts’ pro-enforcement approach to foreign arbitral awards under the regime of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the New York Convention ).
30 March 2021
New ACICA 2021 Arbitration Rules
The Australian Centre of International Commercial Arbitration ( ACICA ) has unveiled revised Arbitration Rules due to enter into force in April 2021. As arbitration continues to be on the rise in Australia, and ACICA enjoys record caseloads, the 2021 ACICA Rules set out ACICA’s vision for the...
10 March 2021
Arbitration in Australia
On 9 March 2021, the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration ( ACICA ) released the inaugural Australian Arbitration Report ( Report ). The Report analysed data obtained by ACICA and FTI Consulting in the inaugural Australian Arbitration Survey ( Survey ). The Survey collected...
25 February 2021
Inside Arbitration: A new frontier - What does the Brexit deal mean for cross-borderdispute resolution and for London-seated arbitration?
The transition period under the Withdrawal Agreement has now come to an end and, following the last minute announcement of a deal between the UK and EU on 30 December 2020, businesses across the world are assessing the practical implications of Brexit for doing business in the UK and the EU going...
25 February 2021
Inside Arbitration: Party autonomy prevails Revisiting London after the latest Supreme Court decisions
Against the backdrop of Brexit, there has been an increased interest in London as an arbitral seat, intensifying with the UK’s exit from the EU in January 2020 and over the few months leading up to the end of the transitional arrangements on 31 December 2020. This greater focus on London has...
19 May 2022
Do companies have a moral duty to self report to the SFO?
Although Amec Foster Wheeler’s corporate bribery settlement has not introduced any legal obligation to self-report wrongdoing to the Serious Fraud Office, the judgment does encourage companies to seriously consider their moral and ethical duties when deciding whether to do so, argue Herbert Smith...
18 May 2022
Australian Federal Election Workplace and Industrial Relations Survey: Back to the future?
In the lead up to the 2022 Australian Federal Election, our national team ran a series of feedback sessions and surveyed our national clients. The results of our 2022 Federal Election Workplace and Industrial Relations Survey are in.
12 May 2022
Half way to COP27: Are governments delivering on their climate promises?
We are excited to launch our latest report, Halfway to COP27 – a review of governments' ambitions and promises in respect of climate change, six months after the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as COP26, brought together 120 world leaders to discuss the issue.
10 May 2022
Corporate Governance snapshot: New rules on diversity-related disclosures for listed companies
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its policy statement and new rules which require listed companies to make disclosures in relation to gender and ethnic diversity at board and executive management level for financial years beginning on or after 1 April 2022.
06 May 2022
AUSTRALIAN REGULATOR WINS CASE AGAINST FINANCIAL SERVICES LICENSEE FOR INADEQUATE MANAGEMENT OF CYBER RISKS
For the first time in Australia, the Federal Court has found that a failure to adequately manage cybersecurity risks constitutes a breach of general Australian financial service license ( AFSL ) obligations.