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Looking for flaws in the 1996 Act

Premium article - 01 July 2007

A committee has asked thousands of interested parties to critique the English Arbitration Act 1996. Bruce Harris, a well-known arbitrator who chaired the committee, summarises the feedback

New approach creates paradox for US parties

Premium article - 01 July 2007

Recent decisions on section 1782 could put US companies at a disadvantage in international arbitration. Michael Nolan, partner, and Lesley Benn, associate, of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP in Washington, DC explain

Expert evidence: The evolution of best practice

Premium article - 01 July 2007

Modern arbitral practice has evolved techniques to improve the taking of testimony on technical issues. The result is new ways to put experts in a crucible. Richard Bamforth, partner, and Ned Beale, associate, of Olswang, and Andrew Grantham, managing director, of AlixPartners report

Bermuda makes waves with IPOC decision

Premium article - 01 July 2007

If the English courts’ power to issue anti-suit injunctions to support arbitration is reduced, London could lose its edge in a key area of commercial law, report Nigel Rawding, partner, and Daniel Kalderimis, senior associate, of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

A TALE OF TWO CITIES

Premium article - 01 July 2007

Choice of seat can be all important when res judicata is being asserted. Samuel Haubold, of Littleton Chambers, explains how a panel in New York and a panel in London could reach diametrically opposed conclusions

Bolivia exposes 'critical date' ambiguity

Premium article - 01 July 2007

The ICSID Convention is ambiguous on when obligations survive exit from the treaty. Alejandro Escobar, senior associate at Latham & Watkins, explains three plausible scenarios

Morales about to take on the Constitutional Tribunal?

Premium article - 01 July 2007

If Bolivia’s withdrawal from ICSID is to have lasting consequences, some further steps are probably required. Christian Leathley, counsel of Clifford Chance, explains

D.I.V.O.R.C.E

Premium article - 01 July 2007

Bolivia’s withdrawal from ICSID happened so fast few had time to react. Fortunately, for investors that won’t make a difference. David Samuels reports

Life after Vis

Premium article - 01 April 2007

Part of the Vis Moot is laying the foundation for a career. It is also about having a good time. Global Arbitration Review traces 10 past winners to ask which mattered more to them and what are they doing now. By Sarah Dookhun, with research by Felipe Poveda Pallacios

Anti-suit relief - an imperfect world

Premium article - 01 April 2007

Paul Mitchard, partner at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP, considers the best place to seek an anti-suit injunction