5 July 2017 by Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Dispute Resolution Alert

International Arbitration Act – Call for comments

On 3 July 2017, the portfolio committee on Justice and Correctional Services extended invites for written submissions on the International Arbitration Bill [B10 – 2017].

The International Arbitration Bill is intended to modernise South African legislation on International Arbitration, by, amongst other things, incorporating the provisions of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitrations and by addressing shortcomings of the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards Act 1977 by replacing it with a chapter designed to give full effect to South Africa’s obligations under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, also known as the New York Convention. 

Comments can be emailed to Mr V Ramaano at vramaano@parliament.gov.za by no later than Friday, 28 July 2017.

Submissions must be received by no later than 28 July 2017. Please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation. Public hearings will be held in Parliament.

For Public hearings’ dates and enquiries please contact Mr V Ramaano on tel (021) 403 3820 or cell 083 709 8427.

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