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15 September 2021

International Construction Law Conference 2021

King’s College London, Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, in collaboration with The Academy of Experts presents International Construction Law Conference 2021 Wednesday 15 September 2021 , held online and in person (restrictions permitting)* at King's College London starting at 09...
28 July 2021

The Future of Consumer – 2021 APAC predictions

2020 presented a number of significant challenges with Covid-19 accelerating some of the existing trends in the consumer sector – and we expect to see these issues driving some real turning points in 2021, as our Asia-Pacific Consumer team will explore in this series. Trust continues to be a major...
28 July 2021

Inside Arbitration: Spotlight on Antony Crockett

Antony is a disputes lawyer, specialising in public international law. He leads our global Business and Human Rights practice and is a member of the firm's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) leadership group. Originally from Australia, Antony has lived and worked abroad for most of his...
28 July 2021

Inside arbitration: Spotlight on Ivan Teselkin

28 July 2021

Inside Arbitration: Offshore arbitration in India-related commercial contracts: Wind in the sails

Keeping up with arbitration developments in India can be challenging. Since 2015, the arbitration law has been amended three times, two major arbitration institutions have been established and the government has proposed a quasi-regulator for arbitrators and arbitral institutions. Yet one...
28 July 2021

Arbitration is on the rise in Australia

The arbitration industry is booming in Australia. Between 2017 and 2019, the total amount in dispute in arbitrations with an Australian connection exceeded A$35 billion. Like any successful industry, success does not happen in a vacuum.
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.
28 July 2021

Hot topics in Construction Arbitration

The past year has been a turbulent time for the global construction industry, with many construction projects around the world having been affected in some form or another by delays, disruption and cost overruns arising directly or indirectly from the Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst there have been...
28 July 2021

Energy transition and the impact on disputes

27 July 2021

The light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel: The disputes landscape and the outlook for arbitration

The approval and rollout of mass Covid-19 vaccinations across many parts of the world has prompted many to look ahead to a “post-Covid” world. For clients and practitioners of arbitration who have witnessed the almost overnight shift of arbitral practice into the virtual arena, that quest for a...
27 July 2021

The rising importance of ESG and its impact on international arbitration

Debates around corporate purpose dominated headlines in the months leading up to the Covid-19 outbreak. Intensified scrutiny of corporate conduct, governance and investment behaviours during the pandemic only served to accelerate the conversation around environmental, social and governance ( ESG )...
26 July 2021

Bills, Parliamentary reviews, industry consultations… the Australian cyber regulation maze is about to become even more complex

On 13 July, the Government published a discussion paper on potential reforms to make Australia more resilient to cyber security trends. The Government considers that the way to get there is to create stronger incentives for Australian businesses to invest in cyber security. Submissions on the...
26 July 2021

Class action leaders exchange views on industry and reform trajectories

In a webinar panel hosted by the Law Council of Australia and Australian Academy of Law, some of Australia’s leading class actions practitioners, including Jason Betts, Partner, have given their review of the state of the class action industry in 2021.
26 July 2021

Inside Arbitration: Spotlight on Dana Kim

Following her promotion this year, Dana is the first "home-grown" partner in our Seoul office, having joined the firm as an associate in 2013. A Korean national, Dana is qualified in New York and England and Wales. She has worked on arbitrations across Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Singapore,...
22 July 2021

Innovation at the heart of the UK's wireless future and Ofcom's spectrum strategy

Following a consultation period which closed earlier this year, on 19 July 2021 Ofcom published its spectrum management strategy for the UK over the next ten years. The strategy prioritises the growth and innovation of wireless communication services, focusing on key areas, such as spectrum sharing...