Wednesday, 8 June 2016
The latest IBA International Arbitration Day in Shanghai provided occasion for Young ICCA and the under-40 group of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, ICDR Young & International, to debate the future of environmental disputes in Asia and the quirks of witness testimony in Asian arbitrations. Stuart Bruce and Holly Blackwell of King & Wood Mallesons report.
Friday, 3 June 2016
Practitioners, academics and government officials gathered in Nairobi and later Mogadishu for the first Somali International Arbitration Summit, to assist Somalia's recovery and rebuilding in the aftermath of the civil war. Ayan Islam of the University of DC, Maryan Hassan of the federal government of Somalia, Ilham Kabbouri of Taylor Wessing and Zain Jinnah, an incoming associate at White & Case, report.
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Recently passed legislation, the Singapore Choice of Courts Agreement Act 2016, addresses a perceived problem of enforceability of judgments of the Singapore International Commercial Court and foreshadows the regime which may eventually govern the enforceability of judgments within a network of international commercial courts. Jordan Tan and Yvette Anthony, senior associates at Clifford Chance Asia in Singapore, report.
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Treaty negotiators, academics, practitioners and students gathered in Washington, DC, and London for conferences organised by the International Arbitration Institute on treaty-making in investment law. Mikaël Schinazi, a PhD candidate at Sciences Po, Paris, and an LLM student at Columbia Law School, and Margaret Clare Ryan, a senior associate in the international arbitration group at Shearman & Sterling, report.
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
The German Institution of Arbitration's spring conference saw the launch of a process to update the 1998 DIS rules and discussion of "new energies" in dispute resolution in a city that is seeing a wind energy boom in the North Sea. James Menz, counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer in Zurich, reports on this and a companion DIS 40 event that included a keynote speech by Hans van Houtte.
Tuesday, 3 May 2016
An ICSID tribunal that recently dismissed a claim against Turkmenistan adopted a novel test to determine whether compliance with a treaty’s local litigation requirement was an issue of jurisdiction or admissibility. Linklaters partner Matthew Weiniger QC and associate Stephanie Tang in London report
Thursday, 28 April 2016
In-house counsel and prominent arbitration practitioners resisted the lure of blue skies and fresh snowfall in the Swiss Alps to spend an afternoon in Zurich discussing recent developments in alternative dispute resolution for IP and technology disputes. Anya George, senior associate at host firm Schellenberg Wittmer, reports.
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Friday, 22 April 2016
Linked seminars in Guatemala and Honduras looked at whether English common law has a role to play in trade and investment arbitration in central America and Latin America in general. Organiser Monica Feria-Tinta, a Peruvian who practises as a barrister at 20 Essex Street Chambers in London and one of the few Latin Americans called to the English bar, reports.
Friday, 22 April 2016
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Gervase MacGregor, head of forensic services, and David Mitchell, head of valuations, at accountancy firm BDO examine the valuation implications of the Yukos case and lessons that can be learned for practice.
Friday, 15 April 2016
Nane Oganesyan and Jon Hines, partners at Morgan Lewis in Moscow, explore what Russia’s recently enacted commercial arbitration reform will mean for the arbitrability of corporate disputes and the drafting of arbitration clauses.