Issues To Watch In Potential English Arbitration Act Reform

By Neil Newing and Alasdair Marshall (December 22, 2021, 3:10 PM EST) -- The Law Commission has signaled its intent to preserve the status of England and Wales as a leading destination for commercial arbitration with its announcement that the 25-year-old Arbitration Act will be brought under review.

The announcement notes that the act set out an enduring framework for arbitration, but acknowledges that following recent reforms from rival jurisdictions, it is time to ensure the act remains up to date in all respects.[1]

The review aims to ensure that England and Wales remains a destination for dispute resolution and maintain the preeminence of English law as a choice of law. Perhaps reflecting the...

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