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On 1 June 2024, the 2024 Administered Arbitration Rules of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre will come into effect. The 2024 Rules can be accessed here. The 2024 Rules maintain HKIAC’s “light touch” approach to case administration, which respects party autonomy and has been a fundamental feature of HKIAC administered arbitrations. This means that parties who have adopted arbitration under the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules in force when the arbitration commences can rest assured…

Capital is a business consulting firm that was founded by Ula Cartwright-Finch, a former lawyer at Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills with a PhD in cognitive neuroscience. The report named “The Usual Suspects: Deciphering Decision-Making in Arbitrator Selection” was presented at the ADR in Asia Conference organized by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) in October 2023. The report endeavors to analyze biases inherent in the process of selecting arbitrators. The key take away of…

This article examines the issue of serving by electronic means under the Hague Convention, including whether email service is permitted in countries that have specifically invoked their right under the convention to object to service by mail. In detail: According to the U.S. Supreme Court, compliance with the Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (the Hague Convention) is mandatory in all cases to which it applies. Volkswagenwerk…

We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of the Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook is now available. This 16th edition looks at key developments in arbitration from the last year in over 45 jurisdictions, including: New arbitral rules from major institutions including the AAA, CAM-CCBC, CEPANI, DIAC and the SCC The ongoing reform of arbitration legislation to reflect international best practice, with recent developments in Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and Vietnam…