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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

  • High Court to have final say on common fund orders in class actions
  • New guidelines seek to improve litigation services
  • Foreign arbitral institutions in Shanghai Free Trade Zone to be permitted to administer cases
  • Court clarifies limitation period for enforcing arbitral awards in Hong Kong
  • Papua New Guinea accedes to New York Convention
  • Singapore proposes changes to its international arbitration legislation

EMEA

  • Estonia to trial use of AI "judge" for small claims
  • Enforcement of ICSID award does not constitute illegal state aid, General Court finds
  • France becomes first country to ban judicial analytics
  • VIAC becomes first foreign European arbitral institution licensed in Russia
  • Swiss court extends arbitration agreement to non-signatories under the New York Convention
  • ADGM publishes rules for litigation funding

The Americas

  • Brazil accedes to Hague Service Convention
  • Russia fails to disqualify Yukos' “go-to guy” expert witness
  • Arbitral awards in Colombia not subject to constitutional challenges
  • Supreme Court narrows deference to agencies' interpretation of regulations

Global

  • Hague Judgments Convention a “true game-changer in international dispute resolution”
  • Burford Capital sees share price plummet
  • Singapore Mediation Convention signed by 46 countries
  • International commercial courts publish memorandum on the enforcement of money judgments
  • Further amendments proposed to ICSID rules
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