Features

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

ECJ seeks to conquer new territories after Achmea

Tomas Vail of London boutique Vail Dispute Resolution considers the European Court of Justice’s recent ruling that the Energy Charter Treaty does not cover intra-EU investment disputes.

14 October 2021

Sanctions and anti-arbitration injunctions in Russia

Lawyers from Aitkulov & Partners report on a Russian Supreme Court case that may make it easier for Russian parties facing sanctions to obtain injunctions restraining arbitrations abroad.

05 October 2021

After Brexit: the new landscape for English arbitration

While Brexit’s effect on the popularity of England-seated arbitration is still unclear, it poses significant practical difficulties for practitioners seeking to travel to participate in arbitrations in the EU. Stuart Dutson, Jonathan Schuman, William Dunning and Eliza Jones of Simmons & Simmons in London report.

24 September 2021

Shifting sands: Dubai’s consolidation plan explained

Essam Al Tamimi and Sara Koleilat-Aranjo of Al Tamimi & Company explain Dubai’s surprise move to consolidate three arbitration centres into a single centre under the Dubai International Arbitration Centre brand.

23 September 2021

Saudi Arabia - the story continues

From the Aramco case to the latest rule changes at the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration, Saud Al-Ammari of Al-Ammari Law Firm in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and Tim Martin of Northumberland Chambers in Calgary, Canada, discuss the continuing evolution of arbitration in Saudi Arabia.

01 September 2021

Don’t leave us out of the conversation: a personal perspective on disability inclusion

As the ICC says it will launch a taskforce on disability inclusion in international arbitration, Simon Maynard of King & Spalding, who was left with a stoma after surgery for bowel cancer, considers ways to improve access to the field for those with disabilities.

20 August 2021

The Olympic Games: Citius, Altius, Fortius and litigious?

The Games of the XXXII Olympiad have begun, played under the Olympic motto of "Citius, Altius, Fortius" (faster, higher, stronger). But to what extent will the Tokyo Olympic Games also be litigious? Mark Mangan, Ananya Mitra and Miranda Elvidge of Dechert consider the categories of disputes that may arise.

27 July 2021

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