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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.

  • Asia Pacific
    • Australia: Review of class action litigation funding underway
    • China: Internet courts to admit evidence verified by blockchain
    • Hong Kong: Code of Practice for third-party funding of arbitration and mediation published
    • Macau: Assembly passes bill modernizing region's arbitration regime
  • EMEA
    • England & Wales: Court of Appeal overturns controversial decision on litigation privilege
    • European Union: European Parliament questions future of EU-US Privacy Shield
    • Montenegro accedes to Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements
    • United Arab Emirates: Dubai to create world's first "Court of the Blockchain"
  • The Americas
    • Argentina signs new international arbitration regime into law
    • Canada introduces Deferred Prosecution Agreements
    • Mexico: ICSID Convention enters into force in Mexico
    • United States: Appeals court narrows scope of FCPA proceedings against non-resident foreign nationals
    • Uruguay enacts its first arbitration legislation
  • Global
    • ICSID considers major changes to rules
    • UNCITRAL publishes Model Law on recognition and enforcement of insolvency-related judgments


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Benjamin Roe
Senior Professional Support Lawyer

Steven Adams
Professional Support Lawyer

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