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  • The Singapore Mediation Convention: What Does it Mean for Arbitration and the Future of Dispute Resolution? 13/09/2019 14:38

    International arbitration and mediation are often viewed as opponents in an antagonistic battle for the hearts, minds and wallets of disputants. The fear of arbitration losing its status as the most preferred form of alternative dispute resolution is palpable: Mediation’s key disadvantage has long been the difficulty of enforcing mediated settlement agreements. 

  • 46 States signed new international treaty on mediation 13/08/2019 14:21

    46 States, including the world’s two largest economies, the United States and China, and three of the four largest economies in Asia, China, India and South Korea, met in Singapore today and inked a new international treaty on mediation that will enable the enforcement of mediated settlement agreements amongst the signatory countries. 

  • [Conventus Law] Asia-Pacific Arbitration Report 2019 07/08/2019 10:24

    A breakdown of the type of cases recorded by CIETAC, BANI, KCAB, SIAC and VIAC reveals a number of similarities and differences in the type of disputes in the Asia-Pacific region. Trade and sales appear in the top five types of disputes filed in all Asia-Pacific jurisdictions. 

  • [HCMC] Workshop on International Arbitration Agreement 22/07/2019 17:45

    The Workshop on International Arbitration Agreement is a half-day event with the objectives of sharing experience and expertise in preparation and interpretation of international arbitration agreement. The Workshop is organised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), co-hosted by Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) and Vietnam Business Lawyers Club (VBLC), and supported by Vietnam Society of International Law (VSIL).

  • ICC BASCAP publishes first report on counterfeiting and piracy in Vietnam 05/07/2019 16:32

    The International Chamber of Commerce Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) initiative has released its first a report on Promoting and Protecting Intellectual Property in Vietnam.

  • Workshop on Prevent & Resolve contractual disputes in frastructure PPP projects: Practice in Vietnam, International Experience & Policy Orientation 24/06/2019 11:46

    After many years of implementing PPP projects, along with identifying the shortcomings in the implementation process, the Government has been trying to improve the legal framework for this model of partnerships, being determined to build up a transparent legal foundation

  • VIAC welcomed representative delegation of The Chinese Arbitration Association (CAA) 06/05/2019 10:23

    On 31 March – 4 April 2019, CAA delegation led by Honorary Chairman, Mr. Nigel N.T. Li, with members including Mr. James C.C. Ku (President of CAA Mediation Centre / CAA Standing Director), Mr. Chia-Ching Lee (CAA Standing Director), Ms. Helena Hsi-Chia Chen (Vice President of CAA Mediation Centre), and Ms. Winnie Jo-Mei Ma (Deputy Secretary-General) visited Vietnam. This visit aimed at strengthening CAA’s cooperation framework with arbitral institutions in Vietnam, as well as to assisting Taiwanese enterprises based in Vietnam with alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation.  

  • [Singapore] Seminar on the Law on Arbitration in Vietnam 11/04/2019 08:50

    Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) and WongPartnership LLP cordially invites you to join us for a seminar and mini-conference on the Law on Arbitration in Vietnam, the recognition and enforcement of awards in Vietnam, and comparisons between the VIAC and other arbitral institutions.

  • [HCMC] Workshop "Resolving disputes in EPC general contractor contracts – congestion in the key projects of Vietnam" 09/04/2019 16:25

    In Vietnam, key projects on electrical energy and mining are mainly choosing to apply the project management through the mechanism of EPC General Contractor because specific requirements for designing and procurement of equipment cannot separate and always requires high uniformity. However

  • CIArb Asia Pacific Diploma In International Commercial Arbitration 20/03/2019 09:45

    During an intensive and interactive 9-day program, students will be taught the practice of international commercial arbitration, covering major forms of arbitration and arbitration institutions including the ICC, HKIAC, SIAC and AIAC, and will gain the ability to appear in or act as an arbitrator or counsel in different contexts. 

  • A Comparison of the IBA and Prague Rules: Comparing Two of the Same 14/03/2019 14:41

    The Prague Rules aim to increase efficiency and reduce costs in arbitral proceedings. The project arose from a general dissatisfaction with both the costs of arbitration and the length of proceedings.

  • Reflections on Default Number of Arbitrators under Expedited Procedure Rules 14/03/2019 14:37

    In my view, this approach is a bit too hardline: when parties choose a certain set of arbitration rules, they have to accept all of them, without any deviations by agreeing otherwise. 

  • Press release "Vietnam CISG Pre-Moot 2019" 01/03/2019 09:40

    In an effort to research and disseminate CISG in Vietnam, Foreign Trade University (FTU) in cooperation with Vietnam International Arbitration Center (VIAC); Vietnam Society of International Law (VSIL) and the Vietnam Business Lawyers Club (VBLC) hold the "Vietnam CISG Pre-Moot 2019". 

  • Message from the Secretary General 2019 13/02/2019 10:57

    It somehow is always one of the most special time of the year to me, at a very late afternoon in year-end days, I was sitting at my desk and flipping through the 2018 Report of Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) 

  • Trade disputes on the rise in Vietnam 25/01/2019 10:28

    The Vietnam International Arbitration Center (VIAC), one of the 22 arbitration centers mediating disputes outside the courts, received 180 cases last year, with a combined dispute value of VND9.4 trillion, the highest in its 25-year history and higher than the previous year’s figure.

  • Cooperative agreement signing ceremony between VIAC and PCA 27/12/2018 10:27

    On the afternoon of December 17th 2018, Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) has signed the Cooperative Agreement with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).

  • Transshipment risks for steel makers 16/11/2018 15:00

    The escalating trade dispute between the US and China is causing headaches for Vietnam when dealing with the re-routing of goods, and could lead to it becoming a “transshipment hub” for overseas products.

  • Hong Kong court refuses to enforce an arbitral award on the basis of violation of public policy 02/11/2018 09:30

    The Hong Kong Court of First Instance (“CFI”) refused to recognize and enforce an arbitral award (“Award”) of the China Guangzhou Arbitration Commission (“Commission”) on the basis that enforcement under section 95(3)(b) of the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance would be contrary to the public policy of Hong Kong

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