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Inside the ICC Court

Premium article - 01 September 2010

What goes on behind the closed doors of the ICC Court? An event in Paris recently offered outsiders the chance to learn how the court approaches challenges to the independence or impartiality of arbitrators. Tom Toulson reports

Arbitration in the EU a “nightmare”?

Premium article - 01 September 2010

Arbitration in Europe seems fated to be “steamrollered by the juggernaut of EU conformity”,with the New York Convention no longer functioning and tribunals unable to determine their own jurisdiction, an audience in London heard last week.

BIICL takes investment treaty forum to Paris

Premium article - 01 September 2010

A panel in the first BIICL Investment Treaty Forum event to take place in Paris considered challenges to arbitrators, provisional measures and the Salini test – with French arbitrator Brigitte Stern chairing

CONFERENCE REPORT: Resolving Energy and Infrastructure Disputes in Nigeria

Premium article - 01 September 2010

As the world watched developments in the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, arbitration practitioners gathered in Lagos in late July to exchange ideas on the resolution of energy and infrastructure disputes, and the impact of the industry on the economy, environment and development. Céline Lachman of Clifford Chance in Paris reports

Italian conference considers criticism of international arbitration

Premium article - 01 September 2010

Lucy Reed of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York focused on the “drumbeat of criticism” against arbitration at a recent conference in Milan. Daniele de Carolis of the University of Trento reports.

From emergencies to emerging markets

Premium article - 01 September 2010

Emergency arbitration, ethical issues and arbitration in emerging markets were on the bill at this year’s AIJA Annual Arbitration Conference in London. Gisela Knuts and Henrik Fieber of Roschier report.

Arbitrators gather in Spain

Premium article - 01 September 2010

The Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA) held its fifth international conference in Madrid on 20-22 June, entitled “Arbitrators: A Global View”. The event was opened by the Spanish minister of justice, Francisco Caamaño Domínguez, who discussed the draft reform bill to the Spanish Arbitration Act recently submitted to the council of ministers for approval; and CEA co-chair Jesús Remón, who spoke of the importance of arbitration as an authentic “infrastructure for investment” and the essential role of arbitrators in that process. Remón highlighted the certainty offered by Spanish cities as a seat of arbitration and the active role of the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking arbitration community in promoting international arbitration.

Arbitration in the EU a 'nightmare'?

Arbitration in the EU a 'nightmare'?

Premium article - 09 July 2010

Arbitration in Europe seems fated to be "steamrollered by the juggernaut of EU conformity", with the New York Convention no longer functioning and tribunals unable to determine their own jurisdiction, an audience in London heard last week.

SHANGHAI: China International Arbitration Club - Practical issues in resolving Chinese-foreign business disputes

Premium article - 22 June 2010

The second meeting of the China International Arbitration Club in Shanghai gave insights into a new provision that could be interpreted as restricting Chinese arbitrators from appearing as advocates. An attendee reports

NEW YORK: Aggregate Arbitration - Multiple Parties, Issues and Proceedings

Premium article - 22 June 2010

Days before the US Supreme Court delivered its important ruling in Stolt-Nielsen SA v AnimalFeeds International, speakers at the first annual Columbia Law School Arbitration Day noted the pros and cons of class arbitration and considered whether the uniquely American phenomenon could ever spread to Europe. Jarred Pinkston of Vienna law firm Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte reports.