16 October 2017
A meeting of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR in Sydney heard Australian arbitrator Michael Kirby reflect on how arbitrators should respond to the threats to human life posed by nuclear weapons and climate change.
13 October 2017
Bruce Macaulay of Skadden in London has said the latest judgment of the English Commercial Court on a challenge under section 68 of the 1996 Arbitration Act shows the reluctance of English courts to interfere with arbitral awards. In this week’s Clayton Utz lecture in Sydney, English arbitrator and former commercial court judge Sir Bernard Eder produced data to support this.
12 October 2017
In a lecture in Sydney addressing the question “how worldly is arbitration?”, UK arbitrator Sir Bernard Eder has called for changes to the process so that it better answers the needs of global business, including for most cases to be completed in just a year.
09 October 2017
Speaking in Sydney ahead of the IBA annual conference this week, the president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Alexis Mourre has declared himself “a strong proponent of the transnational regulation of ethics in arbitration” but against proposals for bodies other than arbitral tribunals and institutions to enforce them.
09 August 2017
An arbitral award against Guinea that was set aside in West Africa because the arbitrators agreed a fee increase with the parties has raised looming issues about how best to ensure the development of arbitration in Africa, as well as the question of the enforceability of awards annulled at the seat. Kwadwo Sarkodie and Joseph Otoo of Mayer Brown in London report.
19 July 2017
The tendency to "enmesh" arbitration in increasingly complex rules must be resisted, a University of Cambridge law professor has warned - "arbitration's rule book should not become an ever-expanding spider web in which the parties are eventually eaten alive in a leisurely arachno-fest".
14 July 2017
Gary Born’s five year-old proposal for a default form of commercial dispute settlement provided for in bilateral arbitration treaties appears still to be flying, having been considered at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law’s 50th anniversary conference in Vienna.
20 June 2017
In response to Gary Born's call on practitioners to defend themselves against “an army of the undead” with “wildly wrong” perceptions about investor-state arbitration, John Beechey has argued in a speech in the British Virgin Islands that it may be too late to change the course of the debate.
16 June 2017
“Secrecy is a habit, not a need”, Ben Juratowitch QC of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris has argued at a seminar in London – it’s time to make arbitral awards public as the default position, unless, after hearing from the parties, the tribunal rules otherwise.
02 June 2017
President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change will "inevitably" lead to arbitrations, including possible treaty claims, GAR has been told.