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On 11 April 2024, Baker McKenzie launched the Arbitration Bill Progress Tracker, hosted on Global Arbitration News. The Tracker provides an overview of the Arbitration Bill, a guide to the key proposed changes and implications if the Bill is passed, and maps out the Bill’s progress, which will be updated regularly.The UK government asked the Law Commission to review the Arbitration Act 1996 to determine whether any amendments are required in order to ensure that…

It is trite that an arbitral tribunal has no jurisdiction to decide any issue that has not been submitted to arbitration, and that the parts of an arbitral award that relate to such issues may be set aside by the court. In CJA v CIZ [2022] SGCA 41 (“CJA v CIZ”), the Singapore Court of Appeal (“SGCA”) held that a tribunal that made findings beyond the precise terms of the pleadings and submissions advanced by…

In the Matter of the Application of New York State Department of Health, Petitioner, For an Order, Pursuant to Article 75 of the CPLR, staying an arbitration commenced by Rusi Technology Company, Limited, Respondent, 2022 NY Slip Op 50041(U) (Sup. Ct. Albany County Jan. 25, 2022 In a special proceeding brought before a trial level court in New York, the New York State Department of Health (“DOH”) moved for an order and judgment permanently staying an…

Copragi S.A. v. Agribusiness United DMCC, No. 20 Civ. 5486 (LGS) (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 15, 2021) [click for opinion] In August of 2013, Petitioner, Copragi S.A. (“Copragi”), a Moroccan entity, and Respondent, Agribusiness United DMCC (“Agribusiness”), a citizen of the United Arab Emirates, entered into two contracts for grain cargoes (collectively, the “Sales Agreements”). The Sales Agreements contained a Grain and Free Trade Association (“GAFTA”) arbitration provision, dictating that any disputes regarding the Sales Agreements be…