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Special focus: China - How arbitration-friendly is China?

Premium article - 01 June 2006

Jingzhou Tao, partner at DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, says that support from courts and the law could still be improved

Special focus: China - A Brief History of Arbitration in China

Premium article - 01 June 2006

Honourable Justice Fei Zongyi, senior judge at the Supreme People’s Court, says the size of the market for arbitration in China is potentially enormous

Special focus: China - Public Policy and Enforcement

Premium article - 01 June 2006

A losing side will often cite ‘breach of Chinese public policy’ as a ground for refusing enforcement of international arbitral awards on the mainland. Gao Xiaoli, a judge of the Supreme People’s Court, explains how the court reacts to these arguments

Special focus: China - Do China's BITs have teeth?

Premium article - 01 June 2006

China appears to have accepted unrestricted arbitration in two investment treaties. Michael Moser, co-head of O’Melveny & Myers’s Asian practice, examines whether actual cases will now follow

Special focus: China - Boilerplate clauses for Chinese contracts? Think again

Premium article - 01 June 2006

Boilerplate arbitration clauses can prove invalid under China’s laws. Nadia Darwazeh, counsel at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, and Lian Chin Chiang of Shearman & Sterling LLP explain why, and suggest innovations to add value

Special focus: China - More questions than answers?

Premium article - 01 June 2006

Graeme Johnston, partner with Herbert Smith LLP in Shanghai, and Steve Kou of Herbert Smith LLP in Beijing answer some common questions about Chinese arbitration law

The mooting game

Premium article - 01 April 2006

Each year more than a thousand students converge on Vienna (and Hong Kong) for an international commercial arbitration ‘moot’. GAR presents three perspectives on this year’s event

Preparation, Preparation, Preparation

Premium article - 01 April 2006

‘The more I train the luckier I get,’ as the saying goes. Melanie Willems and Mark Wegener, partners at Howrey LLP, explain how good advocacy usually follows from paying attention to detail

Costs - the sting in the tail

Premium article - 01 April 2006

The question of costs has a lower profile than some parts of the arbitral process, but is of no less importance to parties. Klaus Reichert, barrister in Dublin and at Littleton Chambers in London, and James Hope, solicitor-advocate at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, review the treatment of costs in key rules and laws, and then discuss ways in which costs can be used to police the parties’ conduct. They conclude by proposing a model procedure for dealing with costs

How to lose friends and influence people

Premium article - 01 April 2006

Lawrence Newman, partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP, explains why a coup de grace can be easier to deliver in international arbitration than in court