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21 Key Arbitration Developments From 2020

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Signature Litigation and its members highlight below the 21 key arbitration developments from 2020 in a series of slideshows, covering prominent developments and updates to the market over the past year.

4 January 2021 – Introduction – read more here

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5 January 2021 – Development 1 – Virtual hearings surged – read more here

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6 January 2021 – Development 2 – LCIA arbitration goes digital – read more here

By Partner Ioannis Alexopoulos, London

7 January 2021 – Development 3 – Threshold for ICC Expedited Proceedings raised to 3 million USD – read more here

By Partner Flore Poloni, Paris

8 January 2021 – Development 4 – Intra-EU ECT claims to be reviewed by CJEU – read more here

By Counsel Neil Newing, London

9 January 2021 – Development 5 – Clarification of the law applicable to the arbitration agreement (UK) – read more here

By Partner Tom Snelling, London

11 January 2021 – Development 6 – Finding virtual hearings compatible with due process – read more here

By Associate Thibaud Roujou de Boubée, Paris

12 January 2021 – Development 7 – Arbitrator’s duty of disclosure in the UK – read more here

By Counsel Neil Newing, London

13 January 2021 – Development 8 – Switzerland’s revision of Chapter 12 of its Private International Law Act (PILA) – read more here

By Partner Flore Poloni, Paris

14 January 2021 – Development 9 – Compelling witnesses in the UK to give evidence in foreign-seated arbitrations – read more here

By Senior Associate Ryan Cable, London

15 January 2021 – Development 10 – Red flags test applied by Paris Court of Appeal in set aside proceedings although no corrupt scheme had been alleged before the tribunal – read more here

By Partner Nicolas Brooke, Paris

18 January 2021 – Development 11 – The emergence of cyber-protocols as soft law instruments – read more here

By Associate Olivia Flasch, London

19 January 2021 – Development 12 – Confirmed importance of joinder of third parties in ICC and LCIA Rules – read more here

By Senior Associate Ryan Cable, London

20 January 2021 – Development 13 – The revised ICC Rules impose disclosure of third-party funding – read more here

By Associate Thibaud Roujou de Boubée, Paris

21 January 2021 – Development 14 – Five further countries adopt the 1958 New York Convention – read more here

By Associate Olivia Flasch, London

22 January 2021 – Development 15 – The Yukos saga: war goes on between the former shareholders and the Russian Federation – read more here

By Partner Flore Poloni, Paris

25 January 2021 – Development 16 – s.1782 discovery in international arbitration remains possible in some states (for now) – read more here

By Partner Ioannis Alexopoulos, London

26 January 2021 – Development 17 – The English High Court denies enforcement despite the Award debtor’s failure to make payment in breach of the Award – read more here

By Partner Josh Wong, London

27 January 2021 – Development 18 – Breach of international sanctions can justify the annulment of arbitral awards by French courts – read more here

By Senior Associate Ela Barda, Paris

28 January 2021 – Development 19 – The International Chamber of the Court of Appeal of Paris renders its first decisions – read more here

By Associate Thibaud Roujou de Boubée, Paris

29 January 2021 – Development 20 – Expansion of the arbitration market during the COVID-19 pandemic – read more here

By Partner Tom Snelling, London

1 February 2021 – Development 21 – Diversity and green initiatives celebrated – read more here

By Partner Daniel Spendlove, London

2 February 2021 – Conclusion – read more here

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