Premium article - January 23, 2015
Istanbul is establishing an international arbitration centre, as part of a plan to develop the city as a financial hub at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Clyde & Co's Ben Knowles and Iain Rowlands consider the centre's prospects in an increasingly competitive market, and especially whether the government is doing enough to show its independence and impartiality.
Premium article - February 03, 2015
A recent amendment to the Slovakian Arbitration Act makes it the second country in Central Europe to achieve full compliance with the 2006 version of the Model Law, after Slovenia. Martin Magál, Juraj Gyárfáš and Michal Porubský of Allen & Overy in Bratislava report.
Premium article - February 05, 2015
After expanding its dispute resolution offering to include an new international commercial court and mediation centre, Singapore is looking to tackle the beast of bribery and corruption. Wilson Ang and Darius Chan, partner and senior associate of Norton Rose Fulbright, report on its efforts - in part a response to the city state's slide in a well known corruption perceptions index.
Premium article - February 10, 2015
Matthew Weiniger QC and Aaron McDonald, partner and associate at Herbert Smith Freehills in London, consider the ICSID decision in Alemanni v Argentina to dismiss the majority of the respondent's preliminary objections to claims brought by 74 bondholders.
Premium article - February 17, 2015
Mark Kantor, an independent arbitrator in Washington, DC, considers how respondents in international arbitrations can avail themselves of third-party funding in the form of insurance products.
Premium article - February 23, 2015
Luis Perez, co-chair of the Latin America and Caribbean practice at Akerman, and Francisco Rodriguez, partner in Miami, consider recent US case law on the enforceability of emergency arbitration awards.
Premium article - March 03, 2015
Kim Francis, partner at Meredith Connell in Wellington, reports on a New Zealand High Court decision compelling a witness to give evidence in an LCIA arbitration seated in London.
Premium article - March 06, 2015
Matthew Parish, the English founder and managing partner of Gentium Law Group in Geneva, considers a 576 per cent price hike in the cost of commencing a claim before the Commercial Court in London - arguing that the new fee, combined with other hidden costs of litigating in the UK capital, present a golden opportunity for arbitration.
Premium article - March 12, 2015
Todd Weiler, a Canadian investment arbitration specialist, and Tai-Heng Cheng, partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in New York, argue that a Singaporean court was wrong to set aside a jurisdictional decision in an investment treaty case against Laos earlier this year.
Premium article - March 13, 2015
Deborah Ruff and Trevor Tan, partner and associate at Norton Rose Fulbright in London, examine a recent ICSID award dismissing a US$41 billion claim against Peru over a tourism development close to the site of a historical battle.