International Arbitration - The Fiji Perspective

Event: Second South Pacific International Arbitration Conference: Enhancing the Rule of Law & Increasing Business Confidence in a Globalized Economy

International Arbitration - The Fiji Perspective

26 March 2019
Author / Speaker: 
Suresh Chandra, Supreme Court of Fiji - Email the author | Other materials by the author

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Justice Suresh Chandra, justice of the Supreme Court and resident justice of appeal of the Court of Appeal of Fiji, shared Fiji's experience in ratifying the New York Convention on 27 September 2010 and passing the International Arbitration Act on 15 September 2017. The International Arbitration Act is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration and its amendments. The new law governs international arbitrations commenced after it took effect and incorporates international best practices in international commercial arbitration as well as provisions from the international arbitration laws of Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He also explained the salient features of the new law and the role of courts when litigants have an existing arbitration agreement.

Geographical Focus: 
Subregional- Pacific
Type of Content: 
Learning Event


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