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  • 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

  • Signing of co-operation agreement with CIArb and ICDR/AAA 15/10/2018 11:21

    On October 12th 2018, Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London Branch and a Cooperation Agreement (CA) with the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), a division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) as part of the opening ceremony for the Introduction to International Arbitration Course, hosted by VIAC and CIArb, London and sponsored by ICDR at Deutsche Haus Building, Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Relationship between the Arbitrators and their Law Firm: A case for Dynamic Application of the IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest 04/10/2018 11:14

    Independence and impartiality of an arbitrator form the bedrock of effective and fair legal proceeding. However, there are many requisites to an impartial tribunal such as fair and timely disclosures of potential conflicts by parties and the arbitrators. In this article, I shall explore the critical impact of the professional relationships of an arbitrator’s law firm on the perception of arbitrator’s independence.

  • Practical Tips for Handling Construction Claims and Disputes: Managing Documentary Evidence 04/10/2018 11:08

    Construction projects typically involve complex technical issues and several parties working together over long periods of time.  This results in complex facts, legal issues and most importantly, voluminous documentation.  Contemporaneous documents are the backbone of any construction case because they provide the most accurate and credible evidence to support a party’s claims and defences. For this reason, the proper management of documentary evidence in construction cases is crucial to the success of a party’s case.  Managing the documentary evidence is an ongoing process and should start from the very outset of the arbitration – in fact, even before the dispute arises – and continue until the end of the case.

  • Efficient Arbitration – Part 3: Winning an Efficient Arbitration 17/09/2018 16:11

    Where issues have been fully covered in submissions, counsel should consider whether opening statements are really necessary, and if so, whether they could at least focus only on the issues.

  • Efficient Arbitration – Part 2: Launching an Efficient Arbitration 17/09/2018 15:59

    A range of tools are available to focus the spending of resources. Resources should be invested, not wasted. The selection of the right tools to do so often falls to counsel. 

  • Efficient Arbitration – Part 1: Metrics 17/09/2018 15:54

    This is the first in a series of articles by Schoenherr focusing on efficiency in arbitration. In our series, we will explore various tools which serve to improve the efficiency of any given arbitration and so achieve a favourable outcome without wasting resources.

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