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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
    • Final report on third-party funding and class actions to be considered by Parliament
    • New arrangement on reciprocal recognition and enforcement of judgments
    • New HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules further enhance efficiency of arbitrations
    • Code of practice for third-party funding of arbitration issued
    • JCAA launch new and updated arbitration rules
    • New infrastructure dispute protocol for Singapore
  • EMEA
    • EU Member States agree to terminate intra-EU BITs
    • EU takes step towards collective redress mechanism
    • Dutch Senate approves Netherlands Commercial Court
    • Commercial Court revived to speed up litigation process
    • UAE removes threat of criminal liability for arbitrators
  • The Americas
    • Argentine Supreme Court affirms limited grounds for review of arbitral awards
    • Brazil approves creation of specialist cybercrime courts
    • Canadian court refuses to certify "Dieselgate" securities class action
    • US Supreme Court rejects “wholly groundless” exception to clauses delegating arbitrability
    • California to permit non-Californian lawyers in International Arbitrations
  • Global
    • New UNCITRAL convention on enforcement of mediation settlements published
    • Prague Rules on taking of evidence in international arbitration launched
    • JAMS and SCIA form new panel focusing on technology and media disputes
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