Fiji Accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards
With its accession to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (also commonly known as the New York Convention), effected on 27 September 2010, Fiji becomes the 145th State party to the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Fiji on 26 December 2010.
Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration first to adopt new UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules
On 1 March 2011 the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) adopted new arbitration rules incorporating the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules as revised in 2010. CRCICA was established under the auspices of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO), an inter-governmental organization comprising 47 governments of the Asian and African region, in cooperation with the Government of Egypt. The rules are available in both Arabic and English. Read more...
ICCA elects new president: Prof. Jan Paulsson
Prof. Jan Paulsson has been elected by the ICCA Council to serve as the next ICCA President. He replaces Dr. Gerold Herrmann, who has served as President of ICCA since 2002 and was previously attached to UNCITRAL and the LCIA.