Dispute Resolution

Arbitration Law edited by Professor Robert Merkin KC

Latest update available – Service Issue 97 July 2024


Service Issue 97 brings the main work up to date to 1 May 2024. Chapters 1–2, 5–10, 14 and 17–21 have been updated.

Some of the cases discussed in Service Issue 97 include:

Arbitration law in 2023: a review of developments in case law


This review covers, without seeking to be exhaustive, the court decisions and developments in the field of arbitration in 2023. It covers the main cases and trends in England and Wales, as well as in other key common law arbitration seat jurisdictions including Hong Kong SAR and Singapore.

By way of structure, this review analyses cases in a sequence that mirrors the structure and chronology of a dispute resolved through arbitration – ie starting with the commencement of an arbitration and ending with the enforcement of a foreign award by a court. There is also a section on relief granted by courts in aid of arbitration.


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Arbitration Law Monthly


Arbitration Law Monthly is a specially designed information service that provides you with critical and essential analysis of global arbitration court decisions. Covering a wide range of industries including construction, banking, energy, gas, insurance, oil and shipping, Arbitration Law Monthly offers you a convenient round-up of news, information and analysis in an easy-to-read format.

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Arbitration Cause and Third Parties, 1st Edition


Arbitration Clauses and Third Parties compares different branches of law, namely shipping, reinsurance, and construction, where the legal notion of incorporation is often implemented. It evaluates how the differences and peculiarities of the said branches of law impact the outcome of the incorporation of arbitration clauses and therefore why a ‘one size fits all’ approach should be avoided. The book provides both an in-depth legal analysis of the incorporation of arbitration clauses as well as the legal position of the third parties regarding arbitration agreements and a detailed evaluation of the relevant case law. It further offers a unique comparative analysis of English law and Singapore law with regards to the incorporation of arbitration clauses and features recent case law on the issue from both jurisdictions. Moreover, the book explores the status of third parties to arbitration and a wide range of legal situations in which arbitration clauses bind third parties.

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Lloyd's Law Reports: for arbitration-related reports of court decisions


Lloyd’s Law Reports is the unrivalled source of authoritative content, edited by Professor Robert Merkin KC and Dr Johanna Hjalmarsson, both experts in the maritime and commercial sector. Legal professionals around the globe regard Lloyd’s Law Reports as the leader in providing them with the latest case law and approved judgments.

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Arbitration Law Monthly

Anti-suit injunctions: scope of arbitration clause

The judgment of S Mohan J in the Singapore High Court in COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers Ltd v PT OKI Pulp & Paper Mills [2024] SGHC 92 contains a valuable analysis of the approach to be adopted in determining whether an arbitration clause covers a claim in tort.
Online Published Date:  26 Jun 2024
Appeared in issue:  Vol 24 No 6 - 26 Jun 2024

Arbitration and third parties: The Prestige again

The events giving rise to London Steam-Ship Owners' Mutual Insurance Association Ltd v Kingdom of Spain (The Prestige) [2023] EWHC 2473 (Comm); [2024] 1 Lloyd's Rep 199 have come before arbitrators, the English courts, the Spanish courts and even the Court of Justice of the European Union on a series of occasions. There is more to come.
Online Published Date:  26 Jun 2024
Appeared in issue:  Vol 24 No 6 - 26 Jun 2024

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