California Legislature Clarifies the Rules for Non-California Counsel to Participate in International Arbitrations Seated in California

On 18 July 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 766, which amends the California International Arbitration and Conciliation Act (Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 1297.11 et seq.) to expressly allow out-of-state and non-U.S. lawyers to represent and assist parties in international arbitration or related proceedings seated in California. Senate Bill 766 brings clarity to the issue of non-California attorneys participating in international arbitration and related proceedings within the State of California.

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