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ICC Court to communicate reasons for decisions

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Decisions without reasons

In its first major policy change since Alexis Mourre took over as president, the ICC International Court of Arbitration is to start communicating the reasons for its decisions on challenges to arbitrators and other matters.

IBA arbitration committee unveils 2016 line-up

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Co-chairs Schlaepfer and Arias

The International Bar Association’s arbitration committee has announced its officers for 2016, with David Arias of Arias SLP in Madrid to serve as co-chair alongside Anne-Veronique Schlaepfer of White & Case in Geneva.

Guyana calls for ICJ to rule on century-old border award

Thursday, 8 October 2015

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon with Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro and Guyana's David Granger

An oil discovery has reinvigorated a longstanding territory dispute between Venezuela and Guyana, with Guyana’s president calling on the International Court of Justice to rule on the validity of a 116-year old arbitral award.

Curtis promotes Azerbaijani in New York

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Fuad Zarbiyev

Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle has promoted Azerbaijani Fuad Zarbiyev to counsel in New York.

Should the IBA name and shame slow arbitrators?

Wednesday, 7 October 2015


ICSID arbitrators who take too long to render awards could face “naming and shaming” in an initiative being considered by the International Bar Association’s arbitration committee.

Young practitioners may need to look outside Europe, says report

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Austria Center in Vienna, where this year's IBA Conference is being held

A report by the IBA’s under-40 arbitration subcommittee that was unveiled today in Vienna suggests that younger practitioners may need to look outside Europe and the US to develop their practice in the future.

GAR Live New York in pictures

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The latest GAR Live New York was held on 24 September – coinciding with Pope Francis's visit to the city – at the offices of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, with stunning views over Manhattan.

Asia on the rise, says Queen Mary survey

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

London came out on top in the survey

The latest survey by Queen Mary School of International Arbitration and White & Case shows that London continues to be the most popular arbitral seat and Asian seats and institutions are seen as the most improved – while third-party funding is thought to be the area most in need of regulation.

Georgia threatened with gas claim by Kazakhstan

Tuesday, 6 October 2015


Kazakhstan’s state-owned gas company KazTransGas has requested negotiations with Georgia to avoid arbitration of a dispute under the Energy Charter Treaty and the countries' 1996 bilateral investment treaty.

Hong Kong court sets out 10 principles of enforcement

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Madam Justice Mimmie Chan Mei-Lan

The judge behind many of Hong Kong’s recent arbitration rulings has set out 10 guiding principles for the enforcement of arbitral awards in the special administrative region.

Volterra Fietta co-founder goes it alone

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Fietta unfettered?

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Fietta, one of the founding partners of public international law boutique Volterra Fietta, is leaving the firm to set up his own practice in London.

TPP concluded in Atlanta

Monday, 5 October 2015

The leaders of 10 of the 12 TPP signatories at a negotiation summit in 2010

UPDATED. Twelve countries representing 40 per cent of the world’s economy today signed the long-awaited Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, with investor-state dispute settlement as part of the bargain.

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