Across 17 chapters and 112 pages, The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2021 offers an invaluable retrospective. Together, our contributors capture and interpret the most substantial recent international arbitration events of the year just gone, with footnotes and relevant statistics. Other articles provide valuable background so that you can get up to speed quickly on the essentials of a particular country as a seat. This edition covers Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. It also has overviews of construction and infrastructure disputes in the region (and how to avoid them), investment treaty arbitration (particularly its relevance to the Belt and Road Initiative), the impact of covid-19 on the art of damages calculation, and third-party funding. Among the nuggets it contains: • the common mistakes that contractors make when allocating risk in contracts and how to avoid them; • a groundbreaking year for international arbitrations in Korea; • the vogue among Asian states for including appeal mechanisms in their ISDS; • how China’s government has managed to open up the mainland market to institutions such as the ICC, without having to amend the national arbitration law; • the end of natural-justice based challenges to awards in Singapore; and • a handy table showing the position of third-party funding in eight Asian states.
The Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2020 recaps the recent past and provides insight on what these developments may mean, from the pen of pre-eminent practitioners who work regularly in the region. Across 15 chapters, and 97 pages, and written by 34 authors, this edition covers Angola, Egypt, Lebanon, Mozambique, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UAE, and has overviews on energy arbitration, mining arbitration, the likely outcome of the investment talks within the AfCFTA project, and developments within OHADA. Among the nuggets to be found: an analysis of the likely landing point on FET within AfCFTA; a breakdown of the various ways in which ‘localisation’ is coming to energy arbitration in the region; anecdotal evidence that Chinese mining investors are turning to BITs; news of the first successful enforcement of a foreign arbitral award through the ADGM courts; and Nigeria’s courts recently dealt with an attempted challenge to a well-known Swiss arbitrator.
Across 15 chapters, and 88 pages, the European Arbitration Review 2020 provides an invaluable retrospective from 31 authors. Together, our contributors capture and interpret the most substantial recent international arbitration events of the year just gone, supported by footnotes and relevant statistics. Other articles provide a backgrounder – to get you up to speed, quickly, on the essentials of a particular seat. This edition covers Austria, England and Wales, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and Ukraine. Among the nuggets it contains: * news of a rule change in the UK that makes it easier to appoint serving judges as arbitrators (and cheaper); * an update on how arbitration in Italy is being used for ‘freedom to operate’ rulings, giving entrepreneurs and innovators security that, if they proceed with a particular venture, they would not hit problems with third-party owned IP rights; and * a Ukrainian perspective on how to enforce awards against Russia by targeting the assets of Gazprom and other – nominally - private companies.
This edition delivers expert analysis and developments in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
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