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Mistakes to avoid when approaching third-party funders

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

James Delaney

Far from encouraging unmeritorious claims, arbitration funders turn down the majority of cases they’re asked to finance. James Delaney, director of London-based funding broker The Judge, explains the mistakes to avoid when applying for funding.

TREATY COLUMN: Contrasting approaches to ‘contribution’

Monday, 7 April 2014

Matthew Weiniger and Harry Ormsby, partner and associate at Herbert Smith Freehills in London, consider three recent ICSID decisions that have taken markedly different approaches to situations where an investment is acquired for little or no consideration.

BOOK REVIEW: Arbitration of M&A Transactions: A Practical Global Guide

Monday, 31 March 2014


Editor: Edward Poulton.Publisher: Globe Law and Business (2014). Reviewed by Remy Gerbay, an arbitrator and academic at Queen Mary, University of London

BOOK REVIEW: International Investment Arbitration: Lessons from Developments in the MENA Region

Monday, 31 March 2014


Author: Mohamed A M Ismail.Publisher: Ashgate, 2013.Reviewed by Gordon Blanke, counsel at Baker & McKenzie in Dubai

LIBYA: A hospitable venue for arbitration?

Wednesday, 26 March 2014


As Libya's security situation improves and its economy rebuilds, opportunities for investment in new infrastructure projects and the oil and gas sector are growing. Hiba Mahmud of Clyde & Co in London asks if the country is a hospitable venue for arbitrating the commercial disputes that are likely to follow.

New WIPO Arbitration Rules

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Sapna Jhangiani

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has unveiled its new arbitration rules. Sapna Jhangiani, legal director at Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore, reports

BOOK REVIEW: Arbitration Act 1996, Fifth Edition

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Merkin Flannery

Authors: Robert Merkin and Louis Flannery. Publisher: Informa Law From Routledge. Reviewed by J William Rowley QC of 20 Essex Street in London

BOOK REVIEW: Arbitration in China: A Legal and Cultural Analysis

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Arbitration in China

Author: Kun FanPublisher: Hart Publishing, 2013 Reviewed by Eckart Brödermann, senior partner at Broedermann Jahn in Hamburg, professor at the University of Hamburg, and managing director of the Chinese European Arbitration Centre.

QATAR: Court declines to enforce foreign award

Monday, 17 March 2014

The Emir of Qatar: not in his name

Matthew Walker of K&L Gates in Qatar reports on a newly published decision by a Qatari court that annulled an ICC award rendered in Paris on the basis that it was not issued in the name of the Emir.

BOOK REVIEW: The Complete but Unofficial Guide to the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Complete but unofficial

Editor: Jörg Risse. Publishers: CH Beck – Hart – Nomos, 2013.Reviewed by David Quinke, partner at Gleiss Lutz in Düsseldorf

CANADA: Joining ICSID – why now and what does it mean?

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Christina Beharry

Christina Beharry, a senior associate at Foley Hoag in Washington, DC, and a former Canadian government lawyer, considers Canada's recent ratification of the ICSID Convention in the context of the country’s investment treaty negotiations.

HOUSTON: Joint winter forum on energy arbitration

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


The Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) and the Institute for Energy Law (IEL) recently held their first Joint Winter Forum on International Energy Arbitration in Houston, Texas. Benjamin Jones, an associate at Jones Day in San Francisco, reports

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