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English court removes party-appointed arbitrator due to doubts as to his impartiality

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In Sierra Fishing Company and other v Hasan Said Farran and others EWHC 140 (Comm), the English court took the unusual step to...

England: Interaction between an application for interim injunction and a cross-application for stay of...

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In Jacobs E&C Limited v Laker Vent Engineering Ltd EWHC 4818 (TCC) the English High Court considered the interaction between an application for...

Arbitration Club Produces Bespoke “Expedited Procedure” for Financial Services Disputes

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It has been suggested that the use of arbitration to resolve disputes in the financial services sector is less popular than it could be,...

The IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration: Problem Solved?

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1. Introduction Two recent directives for lawyer comportment have triggered lively debates on how the fairness of arbitration procedures is affected by differences in party...

European Court of Justice upholds arbitral tribunal anti-suit injunctions

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In a highly anticipated decision (Gazprom C-536/13) the European Court of Justice (the "ECJ") has clarified that anti-suit injunctions issued by arbitral tribunals are...

ICC Launches New 2015 Expert Rules

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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...