International: Global DR Legal Update | June 2023

In brief

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. 

If you have any questions, or if we can assist further, please get in touch with Ben Roe.

Asia Pacific

  • Australia: High Court affirms waiver of foreign state immunity in appeal by Kingdom of Spain
  • China: SHIAC launches digital case management platform
  • India: Indian court finds third-party funders not liable to pay adverse awards
  • India: Indian Supreme Court holds unstamped arbitration agreements are not valid in law
  • Japan: Japan to sign Singapore Convention and amend its arbitration law
  • Singapore: Singapore accedes to the Hague Service Convention
  • Singapore: High Court enforces agreement to mediate in a multi-tiered dispute resolution clause


  • European Union & United Kingdom: European Parliament publishes study on cooperation with UK on civil law matters
  • European Union: European class actions on the horizon as Representative Actions Directive takes effect 
  • Belgium: Decades of precedent overturned in distribution case 
  • Luxembourg: Legislation modernizes approach to arbitration law  
  • Saudi Arabia: Second edition of SCCA Arbitration Rules released 
  • Switzerland: Nexus to Switzerland required for enforcement of ICSID award against foreign state assets 
  • Ukraine: Ukraine ratifies Choice of Court Convention
  • United Kingdom: Spain fails to set aside registration of intra-EU ICSID award 
  • United Kingdom: High Court refuses permission for derivative climate action against directors 

The Americas

  • Brazil: CAM-CCBC enacts new rules on corporate arbitrations
  • Caribbean: New Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Civil Procedure Rules
  • United States: District Court declines to enforce arbitral award for lack of subject matter jurisdiction
  • United States: US judges address risks of using generative AI for court filings
  • Uruguay: Uruguay ratifies the Singapore Convention on Mediation


  • UNIDROIT adopts Principles on Digital Assets and Private Law  

  • UNCITRAL Working Group III completes draft Code of Conduct for arbitrators 

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