On 22 March 2017, the Civil Law and Justice Amendment Legislation Bill was introduced into the upper house of the Federal Parliament. Sabina Adascalitei MCIArb lists which changes seem to be most relevant to the international arbitration arena.
In mid-May, the European Court of Justice gave its Opinion on the EU competence to conclude the Free Trade Agreement with Singapore. Sabina Adascalitei MCIArb outlines which disputes the Opinion resolves.
On 21 February 2017, the Paris Bar Council adopted a resolution to confirm its support for third-party funding. Sabina Adascalitei MCIArb looks at the implications of the Council's decision.