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LONDON: Top Russian judge defends role of courts in arbitration

LONDON: Top Russian judge defends role of courts in arbitration

Premium article - 16 December 2010

Russian courts are ready to assist in foreign arbitration proceedings but are inclined to treat some domestic arbitral awards with suspicion because of a proliferation of small commercial arbitration institutions in Russia that are often perceived to lack independence, a leading Russian judge has told an audience in London. Julia Zagonek, a senior associate at White & Case in London, reports

PARIS: The US restatement on international arbitration - first European reactions

PARIS: The US restatement on international arbitration - first European reactions

Premium article - 09 December 2010

Paschalis Paschalidis, an associate in Shearman & Sterling’s international arbitration group, reports on a recent roundtable hosted by Shearman & Sterling in Paris to examine the progress of the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law of International Commercial Arbitration.

VIENNA: Cross-examination in international arbitration

VIENNA: Cross-examination in international arbitration

Premium article - 30 November 2010

The 2010 Juris conference on 'Cross-Examination in International Arbitration', which took place in Vienna on 5 November, began with a self-described "recovering American trial lawyer" sharing the wisdom gained from his previous life and ended with a mock cross-examination that proved that continental lawyers do not lack the tenacity of their common-law brethren. Jarred Pinkston, of Graf & Pitkowitz in Vienna, reports.

Arbitration and the courts: a Russian revolution?

Arbitration and the courts: a Russian revolution?

Premium article - 26 November 2010

Lawyers at a conference in Ukraine this week responded to the negative feedback on Moscow in the recent White & Case survey with wildly differing assessments of Russia's arbitration regime.

Milan chamber embraces Euro-Mediterranean future

Milan chamber embraces Euro-Mediterranean future

Premium article - 24 November 2010

At the Milan Chamber of Arbitration's annual conference last week, secretary general Stefano Azzali spoke of the need for greater cooperation between arbitral institutions in North Africa and their European neighbours.

Partasides calls for a code of ethics

Partasides calls for a code of ethics

Premium article - 19 November 2010

At a seminar in Milan yesterday, Constantine Partasides of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer defended proposals for an ethical code for counsel in international arbitrations, saying it was time for transnational rules “with teeth”.

IAI conference: Bishop, Banifatemi and Burdeau

IAI conference: Bishop, Banifatemi and Burdeau

Premium article - 02 November 2010

King & Spalding partner Doak Bishop noted a liberalisation in the way we define an investor at the recent IAI conference in Paris, during a session devoted to personal jurisdiction issues in investment treaty arbitration.

IAI conference : 'investment' under the spotlight

IAI conference : 'investment' under the spotlight

Premium article - 27 October 2010

An event in Paris explored jurisdictional issues arising in investment treaty arbitration – with reference to a variety of different perspectives and the ICSID Convention's travaux préparatoires.

Inside the ICC Court

Premium article - 01 September 2010

What goes on behind the closed doors of the ICC Court? An event in Paris recently offered outsiders the chance to learn how the court approaches challenges to the independence or impartiality of arbitrators. Tom Toulson reports

Arbitration in the EU a “nightmare”?

Premium article - 01 September 2010

Arbitration in Europe seems fated to be “steamrollered by the juggernaut of EU conformity”,with the New York Convention no longer functioning and tribunals unable to determine their own jurisdiction, an audience in London heard last week.