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The world faces significant levels of social, political and economic instability and uncertainty. To a large extent, while the big-picture context is currently influenced...

Innovative Protocol Developed for Virtual Arbitration Hearings in Africa

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the way in which disputes are being resolved around the world. In most countries, courts...

Australia: COVID-19 – Will arbitration proceedings continue if a party becomes insolvent?

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In brief Even with the fiscal stimulus and other measures taken by the Federal and State governments in Australia, corporate insolvencies are likely to increase...

From litigation to arbitration – options for parties facing long trial waiting times in...

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Parties to commercial litigation in the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (CFI) have been facing prolonged waiting times for their trials. The situation...

MAC Clauses in light of COVID-19

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At the beginning of 2020, it became known that the Polish airline company LOT decided to purchase its German rival which was part of...

COVID-19: Implications for the future of Dispute Resolution

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As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, businesses are facing significant levels of instability and uncertainty caused by weakened...

COVID-19 pandemic increases force majeure and hardship claims in Brazil

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The COVID-19 pandemic increases claims aiming at avoiding or reviewing contractual obligations based on arguments of force majeure and/or hardship. Giuliana Schunk and Joaquim...

How Brazilian arbitral institutions are reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic

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The COVID-19 crisis required the Brazilian people to adapt their routine to contain the spread of the virus. The arbitration institutions could not act...

The Show Must Go On: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation During COVID-19 in Australia

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Dispute resolution mechanisms are still open to resolve disputes in these unprecedented times. Various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including mediation, are being...