Swithin J. Munyantwali, Counsel at Appleton Luff, continues our series, Arbitration in Africa. In Part 1, Mr Munyantwali discusses his personal and professional background, including his current role. He also considers arbitral institutions and centres in Uganda. In Part 2, he examines arbitral procedure, court support for arbitration, and recognition and enforcement of awards in Uganda. He … Continue reading Arbitration in Africa: Swithin J. Munyantwali, Uganda, part 1 of 2→
“There is nothing permanent except change.” (Heraclitus) The international arbitration world has lots in store for us in 2018. We can certainly expect more of the same when it comes to the ongoing debates on third party funding, Brexit, transparency and diversity. Naturally, we can also rely on the institutions to unveil new rules and guidance, and … Continue reading Arbitration in 2018: evolution, revolution or repetition?→
2017 proved a boisterous year in the world of arbitration. The Yukos saga continued, with the recipients of the largest arbitration award ever, set aside in 2016 by the Hague District Court (the jurisdiction where the arbitration was seated), dropping enforcement actions in the French and Belgian courts to focus on the Dutch appeal. Headline … Continue reading 2017 arbitration year in review→
“Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised” (Denis Waitley) At the start of 2017, we predicted a lively time in the arbitration arena, and the first six months have certainly not disappointed. At the half-way mark, we find ourselves in a similar position, for example, with the continued uncertainty surrounding … Continue reading Expect the unexpected: what lies ahead in the arbitration world?→
It’s statistics season again. Over the last few months, the arbitral institutions have been adding up and releasing their annual stats for 2016, generally accompanied by a flourish in the form of a glowing press release. What can we learn from these? Are there any trends or developments worth noting?
“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→
This month, a new arbitrator search tool has been introduced via the Equal Representation in Arbitration (ERA) Pledge website to help arbitration practitioners and parties identify qualified female arbitrators to hear their cases.
Last week saw the launch of a new gender diversity initiative: the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge. The campaign for gender diversity in arbitration is not a new one. But it is hoped that the Pledge will create renewed impetus for change by rallying the arbitration community and mainstreaming the issue.
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