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One year ago, in May 2021, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (“SCC”) extended its portfolio of dispute resolution services with the SCC Express Dispute Assessment (“SCC Express”). The SCC Express constitutes a new, hybrid form of dispute resolution between arbitration and mediation. Depending on what the Parties want, the SCC Express offers them a binding or non-binding legal assessment of their dispute(s) by a neutral professional. The SCC’s biggest marketing points…

In a recent decision published 1st April 2021, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (“SFSC”) dismissed a challenge to set aside an arbitral award because in its view, a newly composed arbitral tribunal must not necessarily repeat all procedural steps that happened prior to its new constitution (case. no. 4A_332/2020 (in German), intended for official publication). Factual background In the case at stake, a dispute had arisen between two parties about the validity of the termination…

On 28 March 2021 at 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Eastern / 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CET, Baker McKenzie will be sponsoring the 16th Annual ICDR Y&I Coffee House Debate Webinar. This signature event draws in a large international audience of arbitration practitioners, professors, students and in-house counsel and is sure to provide you with a substantive and entertaining debate! The panelists will debate the below topics, taking positions which do not necessarily reflect…

All well that ends well? After more than four years since the Brexit vote and just one week before the end of the Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union, both parties have reached a last-minute agreement on the future of trade and cooperation between them: the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. This Agreement provisionally enters into force on 1 January 2021 and sets the ground rules for the new partnership between…