The Potential Tribulations of the China International Commercial Court (CICC)

In 2013, China’s President, Xi Jinping, announced the “New Silk Road,” which would be the largest infrastructure development from East Asia to Europe. It was later coined as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Belt and Road would consist of not only physical infrastructure but also fifty special economic zones. To date, roughly 60…

The Role of Arbitration in the US-China Trade War

Arbitration plays a background role in the US-China trade talks, but is it being used to its highest potential? The US-China trade war is the broad name given to a series of ongoing negotiations over mutual access to consumer markets and the onus of the trade deficit between The United States and China. After a…

The WTO’s Dispute Settlement Crisis

“The World Trade Organization is in crisis” is a statement that has practically become the new WTO motto. This particular global organization is comprised of 164 member states and was created on January 1, 1995. The provisional agreement and organization, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) preceded the creation of the WTO. While…

An Overview of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

The European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA), a bilaterally beneficial trade agreement, was finally implemented on November 20, 2019, after ten years of negotiations. Talks began in 2009, with the Good and Services negotiations and investment protection negotiations ending in 2012 and 2014, respectively. EUSFTA was signed in October 2018, and approved by the European…

Arbitration in the United Kingdom after Brexit: For Better or For Worse?

The United Kingdom has been working to officially remove itself from the European Union since 2017, in an ongoing political effort commonly known as “Brexit.” This separation arises from several goals, including granting the United Kingdom the ability to act more freely in its legal system and overall lawmaking. What impact will this have on…