International Arbitration Newsletter No.2


Hong Kong / China


HK Court Grants Anti-Suit Injunction To Bind Non-Party To Arbitration

Posted on July 16th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Baker McKenzie review the Hong Kong High Court’s decision in Dickson Valora Group (Holdings) Co Continue Reading



England


Challenge Rejected As Tribunal’s Decision A Procedural Order Not An Award

Posted on July 4th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

The English Court rejects a challenge under s.68 of the English Act, and provides useful guidance on the test for determining whether a tribunal’s decision qualifies as an award for the purpose of a s.68 challenge.


English CA Confirms Jurisdiction To Restrain Foreign Arbitration In Exceptional Case

Posted on July 22nd, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

The English Court of Appeal confirms the power of English courts to restrain a foreign arbitration on grounds that the foreign arbitration is oppressive and vexatious and provides guidance on the exceptional circumstances in which English courts may exercise this power.


S.68 Challenge Not Available Where Inadequate Reasons In Awards

Posted on July 24th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

CMS review the decision in Pakistan v Broadsheet LLC [2019] EWHC 1832 (Comm), where the Continue Reading



Singapore


Proposed Amendments To Singapore’s International Arbitration Act

Posted on July 3rd, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Morrison Foerster review the Singapore Ministry of Law’s 26 June 2019 consultation paper seeking comments Continue Reading


Arbitration in Shanghai Provides For Singapore Seat Says Singapore High Court

Posted on July 9th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Morrison Foerster review the 1 July 2019 decision from the Singapore High Court in BNA Continue Reading


Singapore CA Sets Aside Award After Challenge By Non-Participating Party To Arbitration

Posted on July 18th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

CMS Holborn Asia review the Singapore Court of Appeal’s decision in Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd Continue Reading



Malaysia


Injunctions To Restrain The Calling Of Performance Bonds In Support Of Arbitration

Posted on July 3rd, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Herbert Smith Freehills review four decisions from Malaysia’s Court of Appeal relating to applications made Continue Reading


Malaysia's Federal Court Grants Third Party Anti-Arbitration Injunction

Posted on July 10th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Herbert Smith Freehills review the decision in Jaya Sudhir a/l Jayaram v Nautical Supreme Sdn Continue Reading


Malaysia’s High Court Rules That Third Parties Can Disclose Confidential Documents Produced In Arbitration Proceedings

Posted on July 15th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Herbert Smith Freehills review the Malaysia High Court’s decision in Dato’ Seri Timor Shah Rafiq Continue Reading



India


India’s High Court Considers Interpretation of “Fundamental Policy of Indian Law”

Posted on July 4th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Khaitan & Co review the Indian Courts’ interpretation of the term “fundamental policy of Indian Continue Reading


India’s Supreme Court Finds Award Shocks The Conscience Of The Court

Posted on July 5th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Khaitan & Co review the Indian High Court’s decision in Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Co Continue Reading


Delhi Court Finds That Procedural Order Is Not An Interim Award

Posted on July 10th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Economic Laws Practice review the Delhi High Court’s 1 July 2019 decision in ONGC Petro Continue Reading



United States of America


USA District Court Remands Unreasoned Award To Arbitrator For Clarification

Posted on July 3rd, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Baker McKenzie review the decision of the Southern District of New York in Smarter Tools Continue Reading


USA District Court Stays Enforcement Proceedings Pending Foreign Appeal Of Award

Posted on July 4th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Baker McKenzie review the decision in Gretton Ltd. v. Republic of Uzbekistan, No. 18-cv-01755 (D.D.C. Continue Reading



United Arab Emirates


Third party funding in the UAE

Posted on April 25th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis
Third party funding in the UAE

In a comprehensive article, Baker McKenzie considers the use and regulation of third party funding Continue Reading


A Guide To Arbitration In The United Arab Emirates

Posted on July 11th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Afridi & Angell provide an overview of arbitration in the United Arab Emirates, dealing with Continue Reading



General


Corruption and Money Laundering in International Arbitration: A Toolkit for Arbitrators

Posted on July 12th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

On 29 April 2019, the Basel Institute of Governance release “Corruption and Money Laundering in Continue Reading


Security For Costs Ordered Against Russian Claimant Despite Assets In Other Jurisdictions

Posted on July 17th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

White & Case review the English High Court’s decision in PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov [2019] Continue Reading


Security For Costs in Arbitration

Posted on July 20th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Beale & Co provide a brief overview of security for costs applications in arbitration proceedings, Continue Reading


CIArb Guidelines For Witness Conferencing In International Arbitration

Posted on July 27th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

The CIArb guidelines for witness conferencing offer practical guidance for use by parties, arbitrators and experts in the preparation for and presentation of evidence by witnesses in conference.


Perspectives On The Law of Privilege

Posted on August 4th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Clyde & Co review recent English case law in relation to legal professional privilege (litigation Continue Reading



About Phillip Rompotis

Phillip practices as a barrister and arbitrator in Hong Kong. He has over 25 years’ litigation and arbitration experience in commercial disputes relating to construction & engineering, financial services, joint venture & shareholders agreements, technology, trusts, property and landlord & tenant. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of various lists/panels of arbitrators.

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