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Brexit related claims premature but certainly not impossible

On 30 May 2017, the University of Notre Dame hosted a debate by an entirely non-UK panel, co-organised by Volterra Fietta, Can foreign investors sue the UK for Brexit?

New York Commercial Division Justice partially vacates ICC arbitration award in dispute over the sale of an aspartame business

In Daesang Corp v The NutraSweet Co, a Commercial Division Justice (a court of first instance) in New York applied the controversial “manifest disregard of the law” standard to partially vacate an international arbitration award under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) granting damages to the seller of an aspartame (artificial sweetener) business to The NutraSweet … Continue reading New York Commercial Division Justice partially vacates ICC arbitration award in dispute over the sale of an aspartame business

Women in arbitration: Wendy Miles QC, Part 2/2: diversity, the future and career tips

To mark International Women’s Day on 8th March 2017, Practical Law Arbitration is carrying out a series of interviews with prominent women in arbitration. In this blog post, we continue our interview with Wendy Miles QC, a partner in Debevoise and Plimpton’s London office. Wendy is a Vice President of the International Chamber of Commerce … Continue reading Women in arbitration: Wendy Miles QC, Part 2/2: diversity, the future and career tips

Russian Arbitration Reforms – a case for an attractive venue

“And you, Russia of mine… What does that awe-inspiring progress of yours foretell?” Gogol, Dead Souls. On 22 March 2017, the Russian Arbitration Association in association with Stephenson Harwood LLP hosted an event entitled Russian Arbitration Reforms – a case for an attractive venue. Expressing their views were a distinguished panel including Alexander Muranov, Managing … Continue reading Russian Arbitration Reforms – a case for an attractive venue

Women in arbitration: Wendy Miles QC, Part 1/2: “to do” lists and the changing world of arbitration

To mark International Women’s Day on 8th March 2017, Practical Law Arbitration is carrying out a series of interviews with prominent women in arbitration. In this, the second blog post in the series, we interview Wendy Miles QC, a partner in Debevoise and Plimpton’s London office. Wendy is a Vice President of the International Chamber … Continue reading Women in arbitration: Wendy Miles QC, Part 1/2: “to do” lists and the changing world of arbitration

Women in arbitration: Dr Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, LCIA Director General

To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March 2017, Practical Law Arbitration is carrying out a series of interviews with women in arbitration. To kick-start this series, Practical Law Arbitration senior editor, Claire Lipman, speaks with Dr Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). They discuss diversity in arbitration, LCIA … Continue reading Women in arbitration: Dr Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, LCIA Director General

Arbitral Women: Winning Communication

“You’re the voice, try and understand it, Make a noise and make it clear.” John Farnham On 2 February 2017, Hogan Lovells hosted a joint event with ArbitralWomen entitled “Winning Communication” in which a panel, including Julianne Hughes-Jennett, partner at Hogan Lovells, Tessa Wood, Senior Voice & Communication Coach at City Academy, Wendy Miles QC, global head … Continue reading Arbitral Women: Winning Communication

Predicting 2017: another bumpy ride?

2016 gave us a bumpy ride for so many reasons, and developments in the arbitration world were no exception. While there can be no promises that 2017 will be as turbulent, the year still promises to provide some interesting developments in the arbitration arena. So as 2017 kicks in, with new year resolutions made and … Continue reading Predicting 2017: another bumpy ride?

Expectations exceeded: looking back on 2016

It is not for me to judge whether you will want to remember 2016 fondly, whilst sipping on your Prosecco (or, following Brexit, English sparkling wine) over a turkey dinner, but it has certainly been an eventful year. This has no less been the case in the world of arbitration. As such, Practical Law Arbitration … Continue reading Expectations exceeded: looking back on 2016

Curing “due process paranoia”

At the 31st lecture in the Freshfields arbitration lecture series held in conjunction with Queen Mary University of London, Professor Lucy Reed delivered a wake-up call with her speech entitled: “(Ab)Use of Process: Sword or shield?“

International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) suggests innovative way to appoint arbitrators

The usual practice in international arbitration is for each party to appoint an arbitrator, and then for the two party-appointed arbitrators to appoint the chair or president of the tribunal. Some have criticised this approach as creating a “moral hazard” in which party-appointed arbitrators may be inclined to rule for the party that appointed them. … Continue reading International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) suggests innovative way to appoint arbitrators

1996 and all that: Happy 20th birthday to the Arbitration Act 1996

The Arbitration Act 1996 and London arbitration have come in for a bit of a battering recently, most notably in the much-discussed 2016 Bailii Lecture, in which Lord Thomas, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, called for greater use of the courts as a way of ensuring the development of the common law. So … Continue reading 1996 and all that: Happy 20th birthday to the Arbitration Act 1996

Surprise, surprise: the setting aside of the Yukos awards

“There can never be surprises in logic.” (Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.) It is fair to say that the decision of the District Court in the Hague setting aside the US$50 billion Yukos awards against Russia has been met with no small measure of surprise by much of the arbitration community. But a logical analysis suggests … Continue reading Surprise, surprise: the setting aside of the Yukos awards

Practical Law Arbitration and Mishcon de Reya LLP joint seminar on third party funding

We were delighted to co-host a breakfast seminar on Wednesday 9 March with Mishcon de Reya on one of the hot topics of the moment: third party funding (TPF) in arbitration.

An interview with Meg Kinnear, Secretary General of ICSID: part 4/4: topical issues in ICSID arbitration

Our interview series on the Practical Law Arbitration blog continues with part 4 of my interview with Meg Kinnear, who since 2008, has been the Secretary General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) at the World Bank. In part 1 of the interview, Meg talked about her background and role at ICSID. … Continue reading An interview with Meg Kinnear, Secretary General of ICSID: part 4/4: topical issues in ICSID arbitration

An interview with Meg Kinnear, Secretary General of ICSID: part 3/4: Changes to ICSID arbitration procedure

Our interview series on the Practical Law Arbitration blog continues with part 3 of my interview with Meg Kinnear, who since 2008, has been the Secretary General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) at the World Bank. In part 1 of the interview, Meg talked about her background and role at ICSID. … Continue reading An interview with Meg Kinnear, Secretary General of ICSID: part 3/4: Changes to ICSID arbitration procedure

Managing expectations: Looking ahead in 2016

A number of years ago, in the middle of a small loch, the kayak I was manning capsized, plunging me into the murky depths of muddy weeds and foul water. Ever since, because of the unique way in which my craft crashed down upon me, I have had to put up with a left shoulder … Continue reading Managing expectations: Looking ahead in 2016

An interview with Meg Kinnear, Secretary General of ICSID: part 2/4: ICSID arbitration procedure

Our interview series on the Practical Law Arbitration blog continues with part 2 of my interview with Meg Kinnear, who since 2008, has been the Secretary General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) at the World Bank. In part 1 of the interview, Meg talked about her background and role at … Continue reading An interview with Meg Kinnear, Secretary General of ICSID: part 2/4: ICSID arbitration procedure

An interview with Meg Kinnear, Secretary General of ICSID: part 1/4: from Montreal to Washington

I am delighted to kick start the Practical Law Arbitration blog with an interview with Meg Kinnear, who since 2008, has been the Secretary General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) at the World Bank. She has recently been re-elected by the Administrative Council for a further term of six years.

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