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ICC Launches New 2015 Expert Rules

The use of experts and neutrals in ADR is a growing trend. In response to this, the ICC launched a new set of Expert...

Germany: Validity of Arbitration Agreement Despite Impracticable Provision as to the Appointment of the...

In a ruling of 1 October 2014, the Higher Regional Court Munich had to deal with an arbitration clause containing certain conditions for the appointment...

TTIPping the balance: The Crusade against Investor-State Arbitration

If recent speculation is to be believed, the EU and US are sleep-walking into a scenario where they surrender their regulatory sovereignty to a...

The Future for Arbitration in Russia – Asia in Focus

TRADITIONAL ARBITRATION INSTITUTIONS IN TIMES OF ANTI-RUSSIAN SANCTIONS There has been discussion in recent months about a potential shift away from the common preference of...

Corruption and International Arbitration

How prior corrupt conduct by a company can limit it from subsequently pursuing legal rights and remedies Bribery and corruption are significant risks in the...

Sweden: A modernized Arbitration Act underway

In February 2014, a parliamentary committee was appointed by the Swedish Government to review and modernize the Swedish Arbitration Act. The committee addressed several...

The Energy Charter Treaty – What is it, who’s in and what are the...

The Energy Charter Treaty ("ECT") is a multi-national agreement that entered into force in 1998. It is designed to establish an international framework for...

Brazil and Sweden: Conference discusses Swedish and Brazilian experiences in arbitration and mediation (April...

A conference organized by three institutions, namely the Arbitration and Mediation of the American Chamber of Commerce in Brazil (Amcham Brazil), the Swedish Chamber...

Italy withdraws from Energy Charter Treaty

The Italian government has recently declared its withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty ("ECT"). The ECT is a multilateral treaty between 53 countries across...

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court clarifies grounds for setting aside interim awards

In a recent decision rendered on 28 August 2014 (decision 4A_74/2014, published in the official record of the decisions of the Swiss Federal Supreme...