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PARIS: Making mediation happen

PARIS: Making mediation happen

Premium article - 10 February 2012

Calliope Sudborough, deputy manager at the ICC International Centre for ADR, and Ben Moss, deputy counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, report on the ICC's third international mediation conference in Paris, which explored the challenges users and their counsel face.

HONG KONG: Looking back at the Year of the Rabbit

HONG KONG: Looking back at the Year of the Rabbit

Premium article - 09 February 2012

As China ushered in the Year of the Dragon, the HK45 young practitioners group looked back at the Year of the Rabbit and some of the key arbitration-related decisions of the Hong Kong courts. Ula Cartwright-Finch, an associate at Herbert Smith in Hong Kong, reports.

HONG KONG: Some Wilde thoughts on jurisdiction

HONG KONG: Some Wilde thoughts on jurisdiction

Premium article - 03 February 2012

David Bateson, a partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Hong Kong, reports on the latest Kaplan lecture, in which UK appeal court judge Lord Justice Bernard Rix found inspiration in an Oscar Wilde quote on the nature of “truth”.

ISTANBUL: ICC roadshow reaches Turkey

ISTANBUL: ICC roadshow reaches Turkey

Premium article - 13 January 2012

The new ICC Rules of Arbitration are are now in force, but members of the task force that drafted them continue tirelessly to highlight the changes to lawyers and users in different jurisdictions. Eda Cerrahoglu Balssen and Defne Sirakaya of Cerrahoglu Law Firm in Istanbul report on a recent event in their city.

VIENNA: The Austrian-Turkish relationship

VIENNA: The Austrian-Turkish relationship

Premium article - 13 January 2012

A conference organised by the Austrian Arbitration Association on 2 December considered the increased economic activity between Austria and Turkey and the rise in business disputes this has yielded. Jarred Pinkston, of Dorda Brugger Jordis in Vienna, reports.

KIEV: Ukrainian Bar Association launches annual event

KIEV: Ukrainian Bar Association launches annual event

Premium article - 11 January 2012

The Ukrainian Bar Association has launched annual "arbitration days" devoted to commercial and investment treaty arbitration, with the first event, late last year, attracting some 130 delegates from 15 countries.

BUCHAREST: Post-Spyridon Roussalis analysis

BUCHAREST: Post-Spyridon Roussalis analysis

Premium article - 16 December 2011

A seminar organised by CMS Cameron McKenna in Romania a day after a major investment arbitration victory for the state highlighted ways to protect foreign investment in central and eastern Europe, with an emphasis on pre-investment planning and managing the process of dispute resolution once an investment is underway. Horia Draghici, a senior associate at CMS Cameron McKenna in Romania, reports.

BEIJING: Arbitral procedure and med-arb from English and Chinese eyes

BEIJING: Arbitral procedure and med-arb from English and Chinese eyes

Premium article - 12 December 2011

English and Chinese perspectives on international arbitration was the theme of a recent event co-hosted in Beijing by the China Britain Law Institute, or CBLI, and the Bar Council of England and Wales. CBLI co-founder Matthew Townsend and his colleague James Rogers, both of Fulbright & Jaworski's Beijing and Hong Kong offices, report.

LONDON: Why still ICSID?

LONDON: Why still ICSID?

Premium article - 01 December 2011

A conference in London this month considered how specific attributes of the ICSID regime – including its summary disposal procedure and the annulment mechanism – are shaping the current climate of investment treaty arbitration. David Earnest, an associate at host firm Hogan Lovells, reports.

VIENNA: PIDA moves to Austria

VIENNA: PIDA moves to Austria

Premium article - 30 November 2011

Eleonore Treu of ICC Austria reports on the first PIDA seminar on international commercial arbitration to be held outside Paris.