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Welcome to this issue of the Global DR Legal Update, our quarterly newsletter which aims to bring together the most important global developments in litigation and arbitration.

In this issue:

  • Asia Pacific
    • Law Reform Commission examining role of third-party funding on class actions
    • SPC launches International Commercial Courts
    • HKIAC unveils new panel of financial services disputes arbitrators
    • Court enforces foreign judgment under Hague Convention for first time
  • EMEA
    • International Business Court bill submitted to Belgian Parliament
    • Final EU Member accedes to Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements
    • German Government introduces class actions for consumer claims
    • Launch of Netherlands Commercial Court delayed by Dutch Senate
  • The Americas
    • Superior Court of Justice reaffirms principle of "competence-competence" in arbitration
    • British Columbia modernizes its international commercial arbitration legislation
    • Arbitrators not subject to "amparo" constitutional challenges
    • Foreign governments' interpretation of their nations' laws not binding on Federal Courts
    • Foreign corporations cannot be sued in US under Alien Tort Statute
  • Global
    • New civil law based rules on taking of evidence in international arbitration
    • Final draft convention published in Hague Judgments Project
    • Convention on the Enforcement of Mediation Settlements approved by UNCITRAL

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Benjamin Roe
Senior Professional Support Lawyer

Steven Adams
Professional Support Lawyer

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