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A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1 Legislation Chile continues to have a dual legal framework in the field of arbitration. Domestic arbitration is ruled by the Organic Code of Courts and the Code of Civil Procedure (CCP), whereas international arbitration is governed by Act No. 19,971 on International Commercial Arbitration (“ICA Act”), which came into force in September 2004 and is mostly a replica of the UNCITRAL Model Law. Chile is also a signatory to the…

A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1 Legislation International arbitration in Argentina continues to be governed by (i) the National Civil and Commercial Code (2015), (ii) the Law on International Commercial Arbitration (2018) and (iii) the New York Convention, to which Argentina is a signatory. No legislative amendments have been made since their enactment. A.2 Institutions, rules and infrastructure The Business Mediation and Arbitration Center created a Guide of recommendations for virtual hearings. Both the Business Centre…

On 24 May 2023, the São Paulo State Court of Appeal set an arbitral award aside for considering that a co-arbitrator failed to vote in the decision of one of the claims and thereby violated the parties’ fundamental right to access to justice.[1] Factual Background Claimants and Respondents entered into three contracts for, among others, the purchase and sale of spaces for the broadcast of Claimants’ advertising media on Respondents’ radio and TV. The Claimants…

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…