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…

The Power of the FAA after Lamps Plus

This past spring 2019, the Supreme Court brought a new interpretation to the field of U.S. arbitration. A challenge for workers but a gift for employers, Lamps Plus v. Varela has more loosely applied the waiver of class action arbitration in the Federal Arbitration Act. The FAA was enacted in 1925 to relieve pressure on…

La Convención de la Haya sobre Ejecución de 2019 y el efecto en la selección del arbitraje internacional como método de resolución de conflictos

Editor’s Note: This piece is part of our on-going Spanish-publication series. English Language Summary: On 2 July 2019, the delegates of the 22nd Diplomatic Session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law signed the Final Act of, and thus adopted, the 2019 Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial…

The FAIR Act: Bringing Consent Back to Arbitration

The House of Representatives passed the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (“The FAIR Act”) on September 20, 2019, and the legislation has been introduced into the Senate.  The FAIR Act’s purpose is to “prohibit pre-dispute arbitration agreements that force arbitration of future employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights disputes.”  This opens up judicial system access…