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New draft Afsa International Arbitration Rules published
New draft Afsa International Arbitration Rules publishedArticle

In December 2017, South Africa's International Arbitration Act (IA Act) came into operation. The IA Act incorporated the UNCITRAL Model Law and was intended to bring South Africa's international arbitration laws in line with international standards...

Jackie Lafleur 7 Sep 2020

What you should know about SA's new International Arbitration Act
What you should know about SA's new International Arbitration ActArticle

The new South African International Arbitration Act commenced 20 December 2017 and regulates international arbitration proceedings and the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and has some important ramifications...

Rebecca Browning 22 Jan 2018

SA's new International Arbitration Bill excludes public bodies from confidentiality
SA's new International Arbitration Bill excludes public bodies from confidentialityArticle

Contrary to other jurisdictions, the International Arbitration Bill of South Africa 2017 specifically contains a provision that excludes public bodies from the more usual confidentiality clause ie the case must be heard in public...

Jackwell Feris 19 Jun 2017

International Arbitration Bill to be introduced
International Arbitration Bill to be introducedArticle

The draft International Arbitration Bill, together with its explanatory memorandum, was published in the Government Gazette on 28 April 2016. The Bill will be introduced into Parliament shortly and will become the International Arbitration Act...

Jackwell Feris and Jonathan Ripley-Evans 10 May 2016

Oops!...I clicked it again
Oops!...I clicked it againArticle

Sorry to disappoint you, but not only did you not win the UK lottery like that email you received said, but you will probably also not get the flat-screen TV that you ordered on the e-commerce site for the advertised price of R500 if the price was a mistake...

Neville Melville 7 Oct 2015

International arbitration in Mauritius
International arbitration in MauritiusArticle

Arbitration has been firmly established in Mauritius since the Constitution of 1791 and the island has travelled a long way since then. The Mauritian jurisdiction is now moving ahead to establish itself as a jurisdiction of choice for international arbitration. The island is a logical choice as it is a safe, stable and democratic jurisdiction where the Rule of Law prevails with regular democratic elections entrenching the separation of powers. Mauritius has also in the last twenty years developed into an international financial centre attracting international business and finance to its shores. It is a corollary of any decent international financial centre to provide to the investors, shareholders and business entities using it, for ways and means to settle their disputes when the latter arise.

Marc Hein 23 Jan 2014

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