Features

Force majeure issues in today’s gas market

Michelle Bock, Max Rockall, George von Mehren and Stephen Anway of Squire Patton Boggs consider issues of force majeure in the context of Gazprom’s sharp reduction in supplies of gas to Europe.

27 July 2022

The admissibility debate: practical lessons from Hong Kong

Simon Chapman QC and Charlotte Benton of Herbert Smith Freehills discuss their recent success before the Hong Kong Court of Appeal on the issue of pre-conditions to arbitration, and what the practical consequences of this decision are for users around the world.

14 June 2022

The Belokon ruling: reflections on the French approach to public policy

Flore Poloni, Thibaud Roujou de Boubée and Kimberley Bazelais of Signature Litigation in Paris explain why the French Court of Cassation’s recent decision to affirm the annulment of an investment treaty award because of signs of money laundering is less than satisfactory.

19 May 2022

Gas payment issues in Europe: what are the next steps?

Squire Patton Boggs partners Michelle Bock, Max Rockall, Stephen Anway and George von Mehren consider the options available to European importers of Russian gas in the wake of President Putin’s decree that supplies should be paid for in Russian roubles.

11 May 2022

Towards greener arbitrations: carbon footprint and costs of in-person and virtual hearings compared

Maguelonne de Brugiere, Helin Laufer and Luke Hard report on a Herbert Smith Freehills case study of the difference in the carbon footprint and costs of in-person and virtual hearings in international arbitrations, unsurprisingly finding that virtual hearings are significantly less carbon-intensive and cheaper.

12 April 2022

Get versed in the metaverse!

California-based barrister Paul Cohen and Sophie Nappert of 3 Verulam Buildings in London explain why the arbitration community needs to pay attention to blockchain, the metaverse, NFTs and sundry new technologies (even if many think it’s a faddish waste of time).

30 March 2022

Nord Stream 2: sanctions against Russia and the potential for arbitration

Tomas Vail of Vail Dispute Resolution considers the potential investor-state arbitrations that may arise from the wave of sanctions imposed on Russia as well as its effects on commercial arbitrations.

23 March 2022

Double-hatting: prohibition or regulation?

Baiju Vasani and Julia Cayre of Ivanyan and Partners consider recent proposals to address “double-hatting” in investment arbitration and warn that prohibiting the practice entirely could create more problems than it solves.

18 November 2021

Third-party funding in India: principles and challenges

Shaneen Parikh and Anand Mohan of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas consider third-party funding in India and the practical challenges it faces, while calling on the government to acknowledge its legality and make it available to litigants in the wake of covid-19.

16 November 2021

The art of attention: new approaches to witness evidence

One year after the ICC’s report on the accuracy of fact witness memory, Simon Hems and Chloe Steele of McGuireWoods consider what international arbitration practitioners can learn from recent changes to the way witness statements are prepared for litigation in England and Wales.

15 November 2021

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