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Germany: Federal Court of Justice Lowers the Bar for the Annulment of an Award...

In its decision of May 2017, the Federal Supreme Court of Germany (Bundesgerichtshof) laid down a new principle for setting aside an arbitral award...

A Stepping Stone Without Overstepping The Mark – English Commercial Court Outlines What Constitutes...

In the recent anonymised judgment of P v Q and others EWHC 194 (Comm), the England & Wales Commercial Court gave some important...

U.S. Second Circuit Confirms Annulled Award Cannot Be Enforced

Two years after its noted decision enforcing an annulled award in the Pemex case, the Second Circuit again took up the issue of enforcement...

Security for costs – Renunciation of the standards set up in “RSM v. Saint...

Can a tribunal order an impecunious claimant to pay security for costs? This is an often debated topic both in commercial and in investment...

Investor-State Arbitration – An Introduction

A. Introduction While investor-state arbitration remains a relatively new area of international law, the number of cases commenced under international investment agreements (IIAs) has grown...

New EU-Japan Trade Deal: EU declares ISDS “dead”

The European Union and Japan have announced the main elements of a new economic partnership agreement, which has been hailed as the most important...

Summary of Arbitral Rules

This table can provide a general overview only. The rules listed may not be applicable in all circumstances. Where rules distinguish between domestic and...

Gender Diversity in International Arbitration – Statistics

Moving towards more gender diversity in international arbitration has gained traction. In our last year’s article, we predicted that “more arbitral institutions will publish...

International Arbitration Statistics 2016 – Busy Times for Arbitral Institutions

2016 has been another busy year for the world’s arbitral institutions. This is reflected by the institutions’ caseload numbers that have been reported for...

Austrian Supreme Court set aside an arbitral award due to a violation of the...

In its decision of 28 September 2016, the Austrian Supreme Court ("OGH") partially set aside an arbitral award due to a violation of the...