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International: International Court of Arbitration Registers Record Number of New Cases in 2019

(Jan. 23, 2020) The International Court of Arbitration (ICC Court) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) registered a record number of 869 new cases in 2019. Of the new cases, 851 were registered under the ICC Rules of Arbitration and 18 were registered under the ICC Appointing Authority Rules last year. The ICC Court […]

Germany: Regional Court Holds Foreign Adoption Decision Violated International Public Order

(Nov. 27, 2019) In a decision published on November 11, 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt did not recognize an adoption decision of the High Court of Sierra Leone because, in the Court’s opinion, the decision violated international public order. The Court held that both parents need to be present at a foreign adoption […]