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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 rules against common fund orders
  • Landmark arrangement on interim relief protection in China for Hong Kong arbitrations
  • Success fees for international arbitrations to be considered
  • Significant amendments to India's arbitration legislation
  • Maldives joins New York Convention
  • New legislation strengthens reciprocal enforcement of foreign judgments


  • Hague Service Convention signed
  • Member states agree treaty on termination of inter-EU BITs
  • Date set for introduction of class action-type litigation
  • Businesses await product liability class actions
  • Unified arbitration court to commence operations
  • ADGM Arbitration Centre launches guidelines

The Americas

  • Permanent Court of Arbitration expands reach in Latin America
  • Decree regulates arbitrations involving Federal Government
  • Constitutional injunction against Colombian international arbitral awards permitted
  • Nicaragua to join Hague Service Convention
  • GDPR does not apply to arbitration under NAFTA
  • Sixth Circuit approves discovery in aid of foreign-seated international arbitrations


  • Litigation funders to merge
  • Survey on international construction arbitration published
  • Cybersecurity Protocol for International Arbitration 2020 published
  • UNCITRAL Working Group II publishes agenda and draft provisions ahead of 71st session
  • UNCITRAL Working Group III releases agenda and documentation for 38th session
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