Premium article - December 13, 2013
The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation recently ruled that a precautionary attachment order can be granted on the basis of an arbitral award before the award has been formally recognised by the courts and without the need to show any fear that the assets may be dissipated. Robert Karrar-Lewsley and Ahmad Ghoneim of Al Tamimi & Company report
Premium article - December 11, 2013
Chinese companies are increasingly litigating and arbitrating in the US but most often end up on the losing side. DLA Piper partners Cedric Chao in San Francisco, Ernest Yang in Hong Kong, and Sammy Fang in Beijing explain how to help Chinese clients avoid some of the pitfalls.
Premium article - December 10, 2013
The International Chamber of Commerce unveiled its new mediation rules at a launch event in Paris last week. Ben Hornan, senior associate at Hogan Lovells in London, reports on their key provisions.
Premium article - December 09, 2013
The International Court of Justice recently ruled on the interpretation of its 1962 judgment in a boundary dispute between Cambodia and Thailand over a 900 year-old Hindu temple. Partner Will Thomas and associate Naomi Briercliffe of Eversheds, which acted as co-counsel to Cambodia in the case, report
Premium article - November 29, 2013
In a decision that sheds light on the effectiveness of emergency arbitrator procedures, a US court has upheld an award of injunctive relief obtained by Microsoft in a dispute with Yahoo! over a search and advertising deal. Claire Morel de Westgaver of Bird & Bird in London reports.
Premium article - November 26, 2013
As international arbitration adjusts to an online age, Elliot Katz of DLA Piper in San Francisco proposes a novel solution to the difficulty of enforcing interim measures.
Premium article - November 11, 2013
Matthew Weiniger and Alejandro Garcia, partner and senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills in London, consider two recently published procedural orders that refused to allow an Italian non-governmental organisation and a Toronto-based practitioner to participate as amici curiae in a NAFTA arbitration.
Premium article - November 04, 2013
An increase in investment arbitrations in the East Asia and Pacific region follows a global trend in investment protection, according to Claudia Salomon, global co-chair of international arbitration at Latham & Watkins in New York, and her associate Sandra Friedrich.
Premium article - November 01, 2013
DLA Piper partner Kate Knox and associate Oliver Perez consider two recent ICSID awards that contribute to the debate over the use of most-favoured nation clauses to import more favourable dispute resolution provisions from other investment treaties.
Premium article - October 09, 2013
Essam Al-Tamimi of Al-Tamimi & Company in Dubai considers the implications of a court ruling in the emirate earlier this year that overturned a DIAC tribunal's award of legal fees.