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Disregarding Witness Statements? Why Arbitrators cannot Unring the Bell

Witness evidence in international arbitration is generally prepared by witness statements these days. A witness statement is a written account of the testimony that...

Brazilian Bar approves draft bill of a new code of ethics fostering ADR

The Brazilian Federal Lawyers' Bar (Conselho Federal da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) has approved on June 14 a draft bill for a new Code of Ethics...

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

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?

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...

Brazil: Senate approves mediation act and advances in the promotion of consensual dispute resolution...

On June 2, 2015, the Brazilian Senate approved on  a statute on judicial and extrajudicial Mediation ("Mediation Act"). The text in Portuguese is available here. The...

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...

Amendments to the Brazilian Arbitration Act were approved by the President of the Republic

The President of the Republic in office, Michel Temer, approved the Law 13.129/2015 on 26.05.2015, amending the Brazilian Arbitration Act (Law N. 9307/1996). The final text...

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...

Brazil: amendments to the arbitration act approved by Congress

The Brazilian Senate approved amendments to the Brazilian Arbitration Act (Law 9.307 of 1996) with new provisions in support of arbitration. The text (in Portuguese)...

What can happen if parties fail to pay the advance on costs requested by...

The High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland had to decide whether it could allow state court proceedings if the parties have failed to pay the advance on...